French Pavilion At Agrilink 2009
Le Club, the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, led by its Vice President Michel Hermelin, organized fifteen agribusiness firms to join this year’s biggest integrated international trade show on agribusiness, food and aquaculture, Agrilink, Foodlink, and Aqualink.
On its sixth consecutive year of participation in the annual event, Le Club’s famous French Pavilion will feature diverse agricultural and food innovators, which include: Bayle SA, Bretagne International, Actemium, Island Rose, Labaronne Citaf, Le Cellier, Pamora Farms, PT Jetec, Richel Group, Rustan’s Marketing Corporation, Space, Stolz, ‘fefal, Vergnet Ilydro, and Vitalac.
Bayle SA has been a leading manufacturer of poultry processing equipment since 1931 and their range of machines goes from bird handling to cut-up equipment.
Bretagne International, which has had constant and powerful support from the Regional Council Network of 60 representatives in over 45 countries, contributes to the development of Brittany, France’s regional economy. Actemium is the brand developed by the VINCI Energies Group to support its range of services to the industrial, engineering and construction sectors. Actemium’s expertise include creation, maintenance and integration of software packages; integration of industrial information technology ; and analysis, development and deployment of the automation processes that could be vital to any business.
Island Rose is the largest retailer and wholesaler of roses in the country. Island Rose specializes in growing popular variety of Dutch and French flowers using state-of-the art greenhouse facilities in the cool climate of Tagaytay City. Labaronne Citaf has been France’s exclusive manufacturer of collapsible tanks since 1959. They offer a complete range of tanks that can store any kind of liquid.
Le Cellier’s dedication to be the top importer and distributor of French wines in the Philippines has made them well-known over the years. In Agrilink, Le Cellier is expected to present two of its prime wine producers: Ferraud & Fils and Fiee des Lois.
The Pamora Group, a Filipino European joint-venture, operates a free-range chicken farm using the SASSO free-range chicken breed from France.
Richel Group has more than 50 years of experience in the field of glass greenhouses and garden-centers. By optimizing the use of steel, glass and aluminum, their range of glass greenhouses offers maximum luminosity.
PT Jetec are known specialists in automation, instrumentation, telemetry, industrial software development and electrical design in France.
Rustan’s Marketing Corporation, a marketing and distribution company that has represented various international prestige brands of personal care, fashion, fragrances, home, health care and food products here in the country will join this year’s Agrilink as well.
The biggest European Stockbreeding and Livestock Trade Show, Space, which is organized every year in mid-September in Paris, will present the latest technological innovations selected by a jury of experts and organizes lectures about state-of-the-art genetics. Stolz is the present European leader in powder and granules handling and processing.
The leading non-stick cookware maker, Tefal, is the worldwide leader in pressure cookers, electrical cooking appliances, food and beverage preparation, irons and scales represented by Rustan’s.
Vergnet Hydro, France’s only manufacturer of wind turbines, has earned its place as the leader in mid-range wind-power generation on the market with its original technology of twin-bladed aero generators, while Vitalac, which specializes in starter and compound feeds, will feature nutritional additives, health-dietetic specialties and premixes for all species.
Le Club, which used to be an association merely holding French social gatherings, has become the French Business Association (FBA), had helped other French companies find their niche in the Philippine market through different trade fairs like Agrilink. And on October 8-10, the French Pavilion again will be a major attraction of the Agrilink, alongside other niche marketing products.
With many international companies participating, the three-day event will include seminars, live animal and plant display and other special activities that will promote and enhance the potential of these underdeveloped markets to further sustain the continuous agricultural growth of the country.