Ponthier puts the fruit to the pros
Created in 1946 by the grandparents of the present leader, the fruit processor Ponthier, in Objat (Corrèze), has passed over the years of the artisan workshop to the specialized factory employing a hundred employees. To the point of investing currently 1.5 million euros to acquire the new storage space that requires its development. Did you know that you can play classic style fruit machines for free at casinoaus.com, and also review some more exciting casino games?
Innovators, the Ponthiers were the first to market frozen fruits to supermarkets (1986), pre-cut fruits for the pastry industry and, in 1993, frozen fruit and vegetable purées, then refrigerated (1998).
Each generation has brought its own stone to the building, while developing a commercial strategy based on added value and oriented very early to export. Japan, the United States, Russia …, nearly sixty countries are covered by seven field offices. Listening to a network of customers, chefs and industrialists in agri-food, these offices carry out, in fast-growing markets, 70% of the 30 million turnovers made in 2016 by the company. “We have, over the past five years, set up a structure and a team dedicated to developing our activities outside France,” says Chief Executive Officer Thibault Ponthier. Our 15% to 20% increase last year seems to be right, and we will continue our efforts in this direction. “
Citrus fruits for Robuchon
Anchored in Corrèze, the company does not supply itself today in the local orchards, as it did at its creation, but with international producers established in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, in relation to its needs. Some 6,000 tons of finished products come out annually from its chains, based on raspberry, apple but also mango or passion fruit.
It currently presents to Sirha de Lyon citrus-based purées, such as Japanese Citrus siracha, or Amazonian berries. Objective: To meet the creativity and diversification needs of its customers, including Chef Joël Robuchon, with whom she has just signed a partnership. The pastries of its great restaurants, like that of Tokyo, will propose exclusive novelties, composed of the finds of the Limousin processor.