A story of entrepreneurs since 19th century

It is at that time that women and men of North-Eastern France decided to join forces to build their future together and sustain family farming: the “Syndicat agricole de Champagne” was created. This cooperative model allowed them to be organised, to grow by integrating processing plants within the producing areas, to provide an international dimension to their activities and thus to remain in their homeland.

2012... and VIVESCIA was created!

The story of our Group is punctuated by mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships... VIVESCIA was officially created in 2012 with the merger of two major regional cooperatives: Champagne Céréales and nouricia. Subsequently, the new group took the overall control of NutriXo. Today, VIVESCIA continues to develop at the pace of a patient capitalism...

A FEW MILESTONES

1890

Creation of the “Syndicat agricole de Champagne” by Gustave de Bohan.

1921

Setting the roots of the future Nouricia: the creation of two cooperatives in the North of the Aube district - the CARB (Coopérative agricole de la région de Brienne) and the SCARM (Société coopérative agricole de la région de Romilly-Méry).

1934

La Providence Agricole becomes a cooperative and add to its statutes the possibility to collect, store, sell and process the crops of its members.

1946
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Acquisition of the Cooperative of Ville sur Terre by CARB

1961

Creation of the first malting plant, at Port Colbert in Reims

1965
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The cooperatives of Chavanges-Balignicourt and d'Onjon join CARB.

1968
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The cooperative of Villenauxe merges with SCARM.

1969
Croquis silo SCARM

The cooperative of Estissac merges with SCARM.

1974
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The cooperative of Nully merges with CARB.

1975

Creation of a second malting plant in Pringy.
Opening of the maize plant in Pringy by Monsieur Pierre Méhaignerie.

1976
Croquis moulin SCARM

The cooperative of Auxon merges with SCARM.

1981

Merger of “cooperative agricole de la région de Brienne” (CARB) and SCARM.

1981

Creation of GIE Champagne Céréales.

1984

Creation of Malteurop.

1985

Champagne Céréales and Sucre Union create A.R.D. (Agro-industry Research and Development). A.R.D. is a leading research centre in innovation and creation of added value to vegetal products.

1991

Creation of the cooperative Champagne Céréales.

1991

SCARM becomes the major shareholder of Sepac.

1993
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COPAC merges with SCARM.

2001

The cooperative nouricia is created through the merger of the “Cooperative agricole de la région de Brienne” with the SCARM.

2001

Champagne Céréales and nouricia with “Les Grands Moulins de Paris” create NutriXo.

2003

Nouricia take a shareholding in CAB (9 sites in district of “Seine et Marne” and 2 sites in Yonne district).

2004

Creation of Siclaé

2004
Pascal-Prot-Jacques-de-Bohan

Pascal Prot succeeds to Jacques de Bohan as president of Champagne Céréales.

2005
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Merger of the cooperative Appro-Champagne with Nouricia.

2005

Champagne Céréales and ARD are actively participating to the creation of a competitiveness platform IAR (Industries and Agro Resources).

2007

January 2007: Take over of Chamtor by Champagne Céréales.
April 2007: Creation of SeVeal by 4 regional cooperatives (including Nouricia). SeVeal is a purchasing and distribution platform for phytosanitary products
December 2007: Champagne Céréales creates Agriliance as its subsidiary for all road transport.

2008

April 2008: Nestal, Animal Feed specialist becomes a subsidiary of SICLAÉ. It was created by the merger of Copam and Cadsar and the “établissements Etienne”.
August 2008: Malteurop becomes the 1st world malting company after the acquisition of ADM Malt.

2009

July 2009: Chamtor and ARD join Siclaé.
November 2009: Increase of Siclaé’s capital, and opening of the capital to the employees and members of the shareholding cooperatives.

2010

May 2010: Acquisition of Compas, that becomes a subsidiary of the cooperative. This enabled the Champagne Céréales group to diversify towards viticulture since Compas is the second largest company on the viniculture market in the Champagne region.

2011

June 2011: Champagne Maïs becomes Kalizea.
September 2011: Projets de merger.

2012

April 2012: The merger of Champagne Céréales and Nouricia creates the VIVESCIA Group.  Pascal Prot becomes President of the Group whilst Christian Rousseau becomes Vice-President.  
December 2012: Siclaé acquires the entire capital of NutriXo.

2013
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Nestal becomes Nealia, following the legal merger of Cadsar, Copam and Etienne.

2014
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October 2014: Following its General Shareholders Meeting, SICLAÉ changes its name and becomes VIVESCIA Industries.

2016
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December 2016: Christoph Büren succeeds to Pascal Prot to become President of VIVESCIA Group.