Company description

Set up in 1983 at the initiative of French farmers in order to assure long-term markets for French agricultural products, Avril is the industrial and finance actor of the oilseeds and proteins sectors.

It is present in France and internationally in sectors as diverse as human foods, animal feeds and expertise, renewable energies and chemistry, and owns a portfolio of strong brands that are leaders in their markets: Diester®, Oleo100, Sanders, Lesieur, Puget, Costa d’Oro, Matines, Bunica, Taous, etc.
Through its subsidiaries, Avril group provides a full portfolio of ingredients for the food industry.

  • Oleon: Food emulsifiers, Glycerine, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), and Fatty Acids
  • Avril Oil & Ingredient Solutions: a unique platform for purchase of vegetable oils sourced and produced within the Avril group (Saipol, Expur, Lesieur, Kerfoot)
  • Ovoteam: the Egg in every shape and form designed for professionals
  • Novastell & Lecico: Lecithins, Phospholipds, Essential ingredients & Speciality Oils
  • Kerfoot: leading manufacturer and supplier of natural and organic oils for the food, personal care, pharmaceutical, animal care and industrial sectors
In nearly 40 years, the Group has changed in size but its purpose has remained the same: to create sustainable value in the vegetable oils and proteins sector while contributing to better foods for humans and preservation of the planet. 

To fulfil its mission, Avril draws strength from its industrial activities organized around plant production and livestock sectors, and from its financial arm which operates through Sofiprotéol, its finance and development company. 

Quick facts

Sales markets Africa; Asia; Australia; Central/South America; Eastern Europe; Middle East; North America; Western Europe
Primary business activity Manufacturer: Finished Food Products; Manufacturer: Food & Beverage Finished Products; Manufacturer: Ingredients / Additives; Raw Material Supplier
Affiliated categories: Emulsifiers / Lecithins |Essential Oils |Oils & Fats More

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News about AVRIL SCA

Avril acquires lecithin manufacturer

17 Jan 2019

Avril acquires lecithin manufacturer

Avril has announced the acquisition of Lecico, a German company specialising in lecithins and phospholipids. This follows the recent launch of two sunflower lecithin units in France and Romania.

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