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Pomanjou International

Leading private grower, packer and shipper on the apple market. Leader in supplying the agri-business industrials (pies, jams, juices...)

 

 

Apples & Pears from the Loire Valley

Pomanjou orchards are spread-out between 10 fruit stations in the Loire Valley, which are all Global GAP certified.

Storing is gathered at the headquarters in Angers where the storage capacity reaches 28 000m², which are all BRC certified.

Packing is done, for the most part, in a recent state-of-the-art factory, located at La Chapelle d’Aligné, which is BRC certified as well.

 

 

 

Our Labels & Certifications

GlobalGap is the international standard for good agricultural practices that guarantee a healthy and sustainable food, produced by passionate farmers, for consumers all over the world.

IFS (International Featured Standard Broker) are uniform food, product and service standards. They ensure that IFS-certified companies produce a product or provide a service that complies with customer specifications, while continually working on process improvements.

BRC (British Retail Consortium) is a private norm established by the British retailers also used as a certification criteria by the European retailers.

Vergers Ecoresponsables is the label that certifies that all of Pomanjou orchards are respecting and adhering to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) charter.

Our History

In 1954, the first apple trees were planted at the heart of the Loire Valley, nearby Angers.

In 1960, the first harvest was conducted and a fruit station / pack-house was inaugurated in Ecouflant (Maine-et-Loire). Already the pioneer spirit pushed us to innovate on a poorly developed French and European market at the time. At this very time, Pomanjou decided to introduce novelties to the market and imported in Europe for the first time new apple varieties : Granny Smith or Royal Gala.

1982 : The family-run operations gathered to form one larger company : the Coopérative des Arboriculteurs du Val de Loire (CAVL).

In 1986, the CAVL members (growers) invested to create a sales and promotion company to market their harvests. This is the birth of Pomanjou International.

Our Markets

Today, Pomanjou International sells around 50 000T of fresh produce tin France, Europe, and Overseas.

The main marketed apple varieties are: Royal Gala, Braeburn, Honeycrunch®, Granny-Smith, Golden Delicious, and the following pears : Conférence, William and Comice...