Cereal chain

Cerfoly: Merchant acquired in Argentina

22 February 2013

Following on from the acquisition of Malteria do Vale in Brazil in 2012, Malteries Soufflet (the malting division) has just acquired Cerfoly, a small grain collection business to secure part of its quality barley supply from Argentina. Cerfoly, a grain collection company based in Argentina, has been acquired by Malteries Soufflet. A small organisation with […]

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Céréales Vallée, the Competitiveness Cluster that we needed

17 December 2012

Competitiveness Cluster located at Clermont-Ferrand (Auvergne region), Céréales Vallée is focused solely on cereal sector issues – animal feed, human food, agricultural production and adding value to agricultural resources. As it is the only cluster focused on the sector that we are in, it seemed vital to us to join it, even though we are […]

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Cereal chain

Boost is one year old

01 December 2012

Launched in September 2011, the BOOST project, to promote the competitiveness of malting barley production in Central europe and the CIS, is being implemented country by country, and yielding its first benefits. Five major aims The project is based around five routes for progress: 1. strengthening our varietal policy, by developing varieties suited to each country, in […]

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Cereal chain

10 years to identify a variety…

01 December 2012

Once a wheat variety has been identified for trialling, it takes at least a year to get an answer on its expected qualities, in terms of both yield and functionalities. The selection of seeds and crosses designed to get new varieties takes even longer – the breeding cycle for a given variety can last for […]

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Technology working for tailor-made

04 June 2012

The AIT Ingredients plant at Creil, in France’s Oise, specialises in blending and packaging powdered ingredients, from long runs to tailor-made. From some 400 different raw materials, more than 1,000 recipes are produced every year on six production lines each dedicated to one type of product: breadmaking improvers, milling correctors, mixes and premixes for special bread, morning goods, cakes and […]

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SECOBRA recherches

04 June 2012

Founded in 1902 by French brewers and maltsters, Secobra (an association to encourage the cultivation of malting barley) has had the principal goal of developing and improving supplies for the Malting-Brewing sector of pure, high quality malting varieties. Then, Secobra Recherches SA, a plant breeding company, was founded in 1979. Totally integrated into the French and European cereals sector, […]

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Cereal chain

Monitoring varieties to strengthen the link between producers and markets

04 June 2012

Soufflet Agriculture, top collector of cereals and oilseeds in France, occupies a privileged position between producers and markets. The subsidiary is involved at an early stage in selecting varieties and the sourcing necessary for high quality production. Its experimental method perfected over the years is based on anticipation and partnership.  Working closely with the Group’s industrial divisions and their customers, […]

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Cereal chain

Unseen work

04 June 2012

The obvious progress by our businesses – mainly in the wheat and barley sectors – often hides the unseen daily backroom work done by our experts, the underlying theme of the first articles in this edition. Between producers and markets, the Soufflet Group plays an essential part in the preliminaries to first conversion. Research on […]

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Cereal chain

Malting-roasting R&D

12 November 2011

Malteries Soufflet (the malting division) has just built a new pilot malting-roasting unit at Nogent-sur-Seine with a one tonne capacity, an essential preliminary to industrial scale production.  Since mid-October, the new unit has been housed in a building opposite the central Malting laboratory, next to the Group’s very latest facility, the Nogent II malt plant. The circuit for inputting raw materials and […]

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Cereal chain

Central Laboratory More than 8,000 samples a year

01 June 2011

In February 2010, Malteries Soufflet sstreamlined its laboratory operations, centralizing in Nogent-sur-Seine the facilities and teams spread across its nine plants in France.   Every day, twelve people, led by Elisabeth Augé and reporting to Jacques-Marie Brassart, Head of QSE at the Group’s Malting Division, analyze at least thirty samples, irrespective of origin and according […]

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Our approach

Right from the outset, the Soufflet Group developed itself in the wheat and barley industries by broadening the scope of its activities and acquiring more in-depth expertise from collection to transformation. Controlling all aspects of the production chain, in order to serve all its stakeholders, has always been our culture.