Rungis, September 25, 2023 –
Omer-Decugis & Cie
(ISIN code: FR0014003T71 – ticker: ALODC), international group, specialist in fresh and exotic fruits and vegetables, announces the integration of an Aweta grader into its ripening system in Rungis intended for its range of perfectly ripened avocados. This technological development reflects the Group’s ambitions in this strategic market segment.
Technical partner of the Group, Aweta is the industry leader in solutions dedicated to the grading and packaging by maturity of fresh fruits and vegetables. “
More than 10 years ago, we chose Aweta and its innovative technical solutions to support the development of our perfectly ripened fruit offerings; especially mangoes. The technical expertise, their constant search for excellence as well as their deep awareness of the regulatory issues and requirements associated with the trade of fresh products, make them an industry leader and the ideal partner for our Group. It is therefore quite natural that we turned to this strategic partner for the development of our offer of ripe avocados,”
Vincent Omer-Decugis, Chairman and CEO of Omer-Decugis & Cie
Specialist in the ripening of bananas and exotics (mangoes, avocados),
Omer-Decugis & Cie
has for many years made investments to increase its productive capacities and equip itself with the best existing technologies on the market.
With the acquisition of the Aweta grader, a technical solution mastered by the Group since 2016 in the ripe mango segment, the ambition is to accelerate the strategic development initiated on avocados from all regions of the world. “
We had the know-how and the ripening capacity to offer a range of perfectly ripe avocados with the best guarantees in terms of health safety, food quality and sustainable agriculture. On the other hand, it had become necessary to rely on innovative technical solutions as part of the industrialization of our offer in order to strengthen our development in a still growing segment.
Grégoire Fanost, Sales Manager for the ripened fruit range within the Group
Aweta, as an industrial leader in cutting-edge technologies for “perfectly ripe” fruits and vegetables, welcomes the delivery of this avocado grader to its historic partner SIIM, a European leader in fruit ripening and “ready-to-eat” solutions. to consume” tailor-made. Both companies share a common vision of excellence, and we are delighted with the evolution of this strong relationship, which began more than ten years ago. There is no doubt that this renewed partnership between the two pioneers in the development of perfectly ripe exotic fruits marks a turning point in the development of the French avocado market.
Norman van der Gaag, Sales Director of Aweta
Installed on the I1 logistics platform, the Aweta grader will be operational from October. Thanks to its internal (infrared, acoustic and impact detection) and external (optical cameras) quality sorting capabilities, the grader will allow a fair selection of fruits at the end of the ripening phase, while reducing production gaps. “
We have very strong feedback on this technology, the source of our development in ripe mangoes, which will allow us to ensure rapid use of the tool and have its capabilities to 100% upon installation. This investment will strengthen the Group’s position on the market thanks to substantial productivity gains in the processing of volumes which have been constantly increasing in recent months,” assures
Eric Sillari, Group Operations Director
About Omer-Decugis & Cie
Omer-Decugis & Cie
is a family group founded in 1850 specializing in fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly exotic ones, for European consumers. Mastering the entire value chain from production and import as well as specific know-how in ripening, the Group ensures the marketing of its fruits originating mainly from Latin America, Africa and Europe in all distribution networks (large and medium-sized stores, out-of-home catering, specialized distribution and fresh cuts). Committed to sustainable agriculture, respectful of territories and people, the Group obtained a rating of 83/100 during the EthiFinance ESG Ratings 2022 campaign as well as a score of 71/100 (gold level) in the EcoVadis 2023 analysis, highlighting the maturity of the Group’s ESG approach. Established on the Rungis Market, Omer-Decugis & Cie achieved a turnover of €188.6 million as of September 30, 2022, representing more than 150,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables distributed.
is the industry leader when it comes to supply and manufacturing of turn-key solutions for the grading and packing of fresh fruit and vegetables. With more than 55 years of experience in the industry we are recognized as the global technology leader in the market. With sales and service representation in more than 50 countries around the world, Aweta has developed a deep understanding of the local market, its produce and needs. Our optical high-definition sorting systems make it possible to grade products by both external and internal quality. Our solutions are the most technologically advanced sorting, packing, and material-handling systems for fresh fruit and vegetables to realize a maximum ROI for our customers and an ever-higher standard for fruit and vegetables for the consumer.
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