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VIVESCIA Group and its business: the numbers

VIVESCIA is a leading agricultural and food processing cooperative Group with operations all over the world. But it is also and above all a collective adventure, which began in the early 20th century with a visceral commitment to entrepreneurship.

Men and women united by their entrepreneurial spirit

VIVESCIA’s history can be summed up well by the phrase “agricultural entrepreneurs”.  At the heart of our Group lies a cooperative founded in 1921 by farmers from North-East France. Today, it has almost 10,000 members. They own their grain cooperative and act as stakeholders in its governance, each with an equal say thanks to the “one person, one vote” principle. It is this commitment to the collective interest that makes our Group so strong and inspires all our employees, in France and around the world.

AGP2021

 

  • 10 000
    member-farmers own the VIVESCIA cooperative
  • 7 000
    employees
  • 60
    production sites around the world

Sustainable agriculture & high-quality food for all

Thanks to our diverse businesses, we nurture the grain at every stage from field to fork.

It all starts with the VIVESCIA Cooperative and its agricultural subsidiaries. Our teams support our cooperative members in the field, working with them day to day to offer agronomic advice and services, and then as they harvest, sort and store their grain and bring it to market.

  • 3,3M
    million tonnes harvested in 2021
  • 5%
    of French wheat is harvested by VIVESCIA
  • 25%
    of French malting barley is harvested by VIVESCIA

We then go on to process the grain to make ingredients and food products. These operations are carried out by the various businesses that make up VIVESCIA Industries. They are all leaders in their respective markets: milling and frozen bakery (820,000 tonnes of French wheat processed each year), malting (annual production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes), maize processing, animal feed, and research and biotechnology. Because we mainly operate in the B2B market, few consumers are aware of our businesses. But some of our brands are part of the French culinary landscape: our Francine flour, produced by Grands Moulins de Paris, is just one example.

  • 1st
    Leading French miller
  • 2nd
    biggest corn processor in Europe
  • 1 in every 10
    beers worldwide is brewed using our malt
  • 50M
    packs of Francine flour are sold every year in France
  • 1/3
    bakers in France are partners of Grands Moulins de Paris
  • +4,6M
    viennoiserie products made by Délifrance every day
  • €3.1 Bn
    in turnover for the year ending 30 June 2021
  • 48%
    of our turnover is generated in France