Agricultural equipment and Food processing, Packaging

PRESS RELEASE - Pellec Optimum : a New Vision of Viticulture!

Geoffroy Thaumin - 14-oct.-2014 19:36:09

Pellenc Group proudly presents Optimum, a new generation of multifunction tractors and harvesters. Celebrating its 40th year of business, Pellenc Group is a world leading manufacturer of machinery, equipment, and portable electronic tools for the viticulture industry. The new product range incorporates Pellenc’s proprietary innovative technology, namely the second generation On Board Sorting SELECTIVE Process 2. This technology offers optimal performance - combining unrivalled harvest quality, while being both user and environmentally friendly.  Multifunctionality to enhance profitability True to its concept of "multifunctionality", the PELLENC Group has developed the OPTIMUM range to carry out all vineyard maintenance and harvest work, whilst meeting the highest standards of quality and cost effectiveness. All PELLENC tools (prepruner, precision pruner, leaf remover,wire lifter, etc.) can be adapted to the OPTIMUM tractor by using a multifunctional arm as well as both the harvester head and the 2nd generation On Board Sorting System, SELECTIV’ Process 2. Jacques Servoles, Department Director, points out, "Performance is also linked to the extreme simplicity and speed of coupling and uncoupling. This is done within 3 minutes, thanks to the EASYCONNECT hydraulic mono-coupler, which automatically reallocates the functions on the multifunction joystick and the EASYTOUCH touch console at each tool change." Unrivalled productivity and harvest quality The ACTIV harvesting head equipped with the EASYSMART shaking system and its automatic row monitoring allows for gentle and efficient harvesting, whilst preserving the vines. The revolutionary flexible conveyor-sorter eliminates the risk of juice loss by keeping the berries whole. The integrated 2nd generation On Board Sorting System, SELECTIV’ PROCESS 2, makes it possible to achieve a 99.8%1 level of cleanliness, which remains the industry benchmark: "Sorting and harvesting begin in the conveyor, which makes it possible to work faster while maintaining unmatched quality in the bins!" confirms Patrick Expert of Domaine de LATRAOU. Ergonomics, Comfort and Safety PELLENC has also paid particular attention to user safety and working conditions. "Once again, our capacity for innovation has allowed us to excel," said Christophe Derot, Project Manager. In fact, all controls are easily within reach in the spacious cabin , offering an exceptional field of vision from the pneumatic anti-vibration seat with presence detection. For example, setting the harvesting head is done quickly and easily from the cabin using the EASYSMART system. "The intuitive EASYTOUCH touchscreen console, combined with all the driver assistance systems—reassignment of commands, cameras, controls, acreage counter, etc.—allows you to control all PELLENC tools, hour after hour, with ease and without fatigue," explains Jacques Servoles. An easy to handle carrier that is ecologically sound and cost effective PELLENC has also set the performance bar very high: The OPTIMUM carrier is the most compact and lightest on the market. With a steering angle of 95°, it offers exceptional and unprecedented maneuverability, allowing it to pass from one row to another. Christophe Derot says that the engine has benefited from the latest innovations: "our Perkins engine meets Interim Tier IV environmental standards and has intelligent electronic management." He further explains that, "Thanks to the load sensing technology, it continuously adapts the flow of the hydraulic circuit to provide the power needed at any given time, and the EASYCRUISE engine management system also regulates the feed rate depending on the configuration of the vines." This combined management ensures optimal performance at all times, reducing fuel consumption by more than 40% and increasing productivity by 25%. PELLENC has also worked on reducing time and maintenance costs through excellent tool accessibility, lubrication points, and the ease and speed of cleaning. Jacques Servoles concludes, "The new PELLENC Optimum is a concentration of technological innovations, combining performance, quality, and cost effectiveness without compromise. From this point of view, it will bring viticulture into a new era." A Gold Medal for the EASY TURN system Indeed, PELLENC was awarded for the innovativeness of its EASY TURN system. Last month, the company received a golden medal at les Trophées de l’Innovation, a French Innovation award ceremony. Pellenc has revolutionized the maneuverability of harvesters with its Optimum EASY TURN system. By enabling the driver to execute securely sharper turns with reduced maneuvers, the system offers unmatched comfort and safety to its owner, for a better productivity and time management, row after row, turn after turn.   More information  :  

Agro -technology : French know-how is still one of the best in the world

martine.joly - 14-mai-2014 11:29:26

 Interview : Tatiana Miron, UBIFRANCE’s Export Advisor for the Agriculture and Food sector. With the mechanization of farming these past few decades, France has demonstrated its know-how in developing high-performing Agro-technology solutions worldwide. 2 nd importer and 5 th exporter for international markets in farming technologies, France is undoubtedly one of the major players in the sector, with 9% market share worldwide. “French companies are recognized and quite present internationally,” explains Tatiana Miron, UBIFRANCE’s Export Advisor for the Agriculture and Food sector. France has 230 enterprises that export farming equipment. Most of them are SMEs (60 %). Among them are companies like Grégoire Besson, Kuhn, Exel Industries and Manitou.   “70 % of French production in farming equipment is exported,” points out Tatiana Miron. When the exporting company is French, doors open more easily As an example, in South Africa, the exports for French farming machines increased 6 % between 2013 and 2012. Local prospects started noticing the Kuhn, Manitou, Pellenc or Berthoud logos hard at work. “These companies found the right distributors and they are focused on specific niches, ones whose needs they really understand,” analyzes the UBIFRANCE’s expert. In a completely different business segment, that of equipment designed and manufactured for the food industry, “France is still the reference throughout the world,” asserts Tatiana Miron. “When the exporting company is French, doors open easier.” With an international market share of 5.4 %, France is ranked 5th, behind Germany and Italy, two big leaders in the market for the food industry’s equipment. Innovative, flexible and well-adapted to its markets To go into detail, “the French offer is well-positioned for producing machines and implements for industrial preparation of food and drinks,” says UBIFRANCE’s advisor. France is also very present in baking and pastry equipment, plus biscuit-making as well as for specialized implements designed for meat. According to Tatiana Miron, “All of these specialties are growing at an exponential rate.” “France is displaying all its ability to innovate. Flexible and well-adapted to each market, French companies have become highly specialized,” she adds. This is certainly the strategy the major French trademarks in the sector have adapted, like Bongard, Serac and Cermex. They combine their knowledge of different markets and their own reactivity to respond quickly and well to calls for bids. This competitive edge is what allows them to reinforce themselves on several market niches. Further information about French companies - Agri-food Sector : > Livestock, Meat, Processed meat products > Fishery and Aquaculture products and processed > Agricultural equipment and Food processing, Packaging

PRESS RELEASE: Selective Process Vision 2 : A Quality Optical Sorting System accessible to all

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 12-févr.-2014 22:21:07

 With five years of experience in the optical grape sorting business, The Pellenc Group proudly presents its new generation of equipment, Selectiv’Process Vision 2. Pellenc is widely recognized for its expertise in optical grape sorting, as well as for its pursuit for simplicity in the design of its machines. This ensures an efficient berry by berry sorting while also being simple when it comes to handling, adjusting settings, and cleaning.   Selective’Process Vision 2 is composed of: -          A vibrating table to sort the grapes from the debris, as well as the drainage -          A conveyor belt to accelerate the harvest, sorting the berries from the M.O.G. and a lengthwise and lateral stabilization of the berries -          The Vision system, including a camera, lighting system, and data analysis system -          The ejection bar, composed of pneumatic tubes  The sorting is carried out according to the berries’ color and shape. The camera films the harvest in real time, showing the grapes on blue grooved conveyor belt, specifically designed for the film to capture zero shadows, and to be easily cleaned.  The halogen light illuminates the grapes, and the waste is ejected 400 mm (16 inches) away from the processing parts, so as to avoid projections and to keep the machine from becoming clogged or dirty.   Selective process Vision 2 responds perfectly to the needs of grape growers, as that it is cost efficient, and easy to use and maintain, producing a result that cannot be matched.  With a lower price than the main competitors, the Selectiv’process Vision 2 is a grape sorting system, that is budget friendly with no compromise of the quality of the result.    Contact : UBIFRANCE for PELLENC Geoffroy THAUMIN Communication Advisor Tel : +1  416  977  1257  ext  211   PELLENC America Inc Lance Vande Hoef      

French Vineyards and Winery Equipment on Wineries Unlimited

Pierre Geraud - 11-avr.-2012 01:04:28

The 1st French Tour of Vineyard and Winery Equipment from March 26 th to 30 th in Canada and the United States (Niagara Peninsula, ON & Charlottesville, VA) was a success! The participating companies, selected for the quality and innovative aspect of their solutions, were delighted and impressed by their first approach to these two North American wine producing regions, which are fairly unknown in France. The companies, a labeling machine manufacturer (CDA France - ) and a cooper (Tonnellerie d’Aquitaine- ) enjoyed th eir first two  days in Canada visiting wineries and meeting with potential partners. They then flew to Richmond VA to showcase their product on Wineries Unlimited trade show. Wineries Unlimited is held annually in Richmond and is the second largest event of its kind in the United States. An a nnual meeting event for more than 2,500 wine and grape industry professionals from the East Coast, Wineries Unlimited hosts a trade show with over 310 suppliers displaying their products and services. For the 1st time, UBIFRANCE, partnered with Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine to set up a French Pavilion enhancing the exposure of the French exhibiting companies. They were very excited about the show, the new contacts they made and the opportunities ahead. The visitors were also very enthusiastic about the new equipment they discovered. The last day was a tour in Charlottesville area’s best wineries organized by the Virginia Wine board. What else than a great wine tasting to end a successful mission! More info to come on next year’s French Vineyard & Winery Equipment Tour locations. F ollow us on Twitter @UBIagrofoodeq and join our  French / North-American Agro-Food Equipment Business  Group on LinkedIn

Ubifrance at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Pierre Geraud - 14-févr.-2012 22:18:23

Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. Serving as a clearinghouse for practical information important to wine and grape industry professionals, the Unified Symposium also hosts a trade show with over 650 suppliers displaying their products and services. Attendance broke a record with 12,400 guests from around the world, who gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 24-26. The key driver for greater attendance this year was an improved economy. The wine and grape industry is fast changing, complex and highly competitive, and people want the latest information, research and analysis as a way to stay competitive in 2012. This year, the show has seen a regain of optimism. Indeed, for the first time in a decade, wine demande is exceeding production. New opportunities arrive for people from all over the globe on the American market. Visitors from every corner of the globe, including Australia, South Africa, China and of course France, attended the three-day industry event to view presentations and displays while enjoying the insights and information currently shaping the wine industry. UBIFRANCE, the French Embassy Trade Office, was accompanying three French equipment manufacturers who have major opportunities in this fast changing market. Having selected manufacturers focused on innovation, this year, UBIFRANCE   was presenting a straddle-tractor manufacturer (Bobard Jeune - ), a compostable young vine protector (CFCL - ) and high quality oak staves (Laglasse - ). Feel free to contact us for more information!

French equipment Manufacturers leading innovation on the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

Piere Géraud - 11-janv.-2012 22:56:33

Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. Serving as a clearinghouse for practical information important to wine and grape industry professionals, the Unified Symposium also hosts a trade show with over 650 suppliers displaying their products and services to the more than 12,200 people who attend annually. Each year a team of experts from the wine and grape industry create a program to address the current industry needs. This year will be addressing challenging climate conditions, the state of the industry and brand marketing carried in four areas of focus: grapegrowing; winemaking; business; and marketing & public relations. UBIFRANCE, the French Embassy Trade Office, will be accompanying three French equipment manufacturers closely related to this year’s areas of focus. Having selected manufacturers focused on innovation, this year, UBIFRANCE   will be presenting a straddle-tractor manufacturer ( Bobard Jeune ), a compostable young vine protector ( CFCL ) and high quality oak staves ( Laglasse ). Feel free to contact us for more information or to arrange a meeting! follow us on twitter

Sommet de l’Elevage Livestock Trade Show Celebrates 20 Years

Ubifrance Press USA - 01-juin-2011 21:27:36

Held in the heart of the Massif Central mountain range, inside Europe’s prime cattle meat livestock farming region, the Sommet de l’Elevage is a business crossroads giving a predominant place to genetics and livestock presentations. This year, there will be no fewer than 2,000 animals from 64 breeds on display for the 75,000 visitors hailing from five continents. Over the years, the Sommet de l’Elevage has become a major meeting place for livestock farming professionals. The 20th edition of this French trade show should feature more than 1,250 exhibitors. It will be held from October 5 to 7, 2011, at the Grande Halle d’Auvergne Exhibition Centre in Clermont-Ferrand, France. An exceptional showcase for French livestock farming, the Sommet de l’Elevage 2011 will over three days host close to 2,000 animals of very high genetic quality, either on display or competing, broken down as follows: 850 beef-breed cattle heads (Hall 3), 450 dairy cattle heads (Hall 2), 400 sheep (Hall 5) and 300 workhorses and riding horses (Hall 4). This year, the spotlight will be on the French Limousine beef breed, with over 450 animals entered into the national competition. As for dairy cattle, the Brown Swiss breed will hold its major EUROBRUNE European competition featuring 80 cows from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. Extending across 150,000-m² exhibition area, the Sommet de l’Elevage will also provide its 75,000 visitors with a comprehensive offer aimed at all livestock farming sectors: farming machinery, facilities, supplies and livestock farming services. As it did last year, the trade show will also host the farming job forum organized by VETAGRO SUP (an agronomist and veterinarian school) and APECITA (Association for Farming Managers’ Employment). Every year, the Sommet de l’Elevage increases its international appeal: 380 international exhibitors from about 30 countries and 2,500 visitors hailing from about 60 countries are expected in Clermont-Ferrand in 2011. The International Business Club, headed by the ADEPTA (Association for the Development of International Trade in Farming Products and Techniques), will offer a VIP welcome to foreign delegations, as well as organizing guided tours of the trade show, meetings with exhibitors and a presentation of France’s offer in terms of livestock farming, know-how and genetics. Moreover, as part of the Year of Mexico in France, a specific reception procedure will be put in place to receive delegations of Mexican livestock farming managers. It will also be possible for foreign visitors to take part in a host of professional side-events: - close to 20 tours of livestock farms and food industry technical facilities (an insemination center, a slaughterhouse, a meat sector research center, etc.) - the 3rd edition of the France/Africa meetings organized by the AFDI (French Farmers and International Development) and focusing on the relationship between food autonomy and family farming, in the presence of the Minister of Livestock Farming for Mali - the France-Maghreb Forum, to be held over two days on the topic of "France, a partner for Maghreb countries in the development of their cattle meat sector." This new event is organized by FranceAgriMer in partnership with FRANCE TERRE D’ELEVAGE. Also marking the three days of the Sommet de l’Elevage, there will be a number of visits by politicians and some international symposiums. Many topics will be featured in those conferences, including: the latest advances in genomic research, the tenderness of meat, the impact of rising and volatile raw materials costs on cattle birthing and fattening, etc. As always, the Sommets d’Or competition will reward those exhibitors whose materials, products or services are the most innovative in the farming/livestock farming sector. For more information, please contact: SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE Benoit Delaloy International Manager Cité Régionale de l’Agriculture 9, allée Pierre de Fermet 63170 Aubière FRANCE Tel.: +33 4 73 28 95 13 E-mail: Web: |  

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Aude Guivarch – Director of the Food Industry department at Business France North America and her team assists French companies in their search for potential partners, in the US, in the following sectors:   Food : large expertise about the food industry on both sides of the Atlantic Wines and Spirits : real collaboration with French wines producers and Americain distributors Industrial equipment : specialized in industrial farming equipments In order to help French companies have a better understanding of the Food Industry market in the US, the Food Industry department organizes individualized missions (market research, list of contacts, B to B meetings) as well as collective missions.  Follow us on twitter @BF_foodbev , @BF_winespirit  and @BF_agrofoodeq  


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