The Avril Group was born of a collective approach.
It was set up in 1983 at the initiative of farmers in order to develop the French production of oilseeds (rapeseed, sunflower, olive, soybean, etc.) and protein crops (pea, field bean, lupin, etc.).
By federating all actors in these sectors and developing their markets, in a little more than 30 years Avril has become a major industrial and finance group, active in France and internationally in sectors as diverse as agri-foods, livestock nutrition and expertise or renewable energies and chemistry, owning a portfolio of market brand leaders such as Sanders, Lesieur, Puget, Matines, Diester®, Bunica, Taous…
The Group has grown, and still operates, according to an original model: a sectoral organization, from grain to processed products, where each activity creates value for all links in the chain. As expressed by the Group's mission: creating sustainable value in the oils ans proteins sectors, thus contributing to better food for humans and preservation of the planet.
To drive this model, Avril builds on the complementarity of its two core skills: industrial activities organized around plants and animals, and investments through Sofiprotéol, its finance and development arm.
The originality of this model thus makes Avril a singular Group characterized by a well-established shareholder base, strong agricultural and territorial roots and the systematic reinvestment of all profits in the development of national sectors in all the countries in which it operates.