January 25, 2022

ABCD Nutrition, an inventive and experienced company

Among the 21 community zones of Thelloise, that of Sainte-Geneviève Novillers is one of the most important and has one of the most innovative companies, Établissements Moulin, part of the ABCD Nutrition group, which mainly produces organic breads. intended for businesses specializing in this field. Today, with 65 employees in situ, they offer 80 varieties of bread, many of which are gluten-free.

The production of organic breads

The ABCD group also has an important cereals activity in Noyon, which supplies stores offering these products in bulk, and a bakery in Avignon. One of their big challenges for the coming year will be to phase out plastic silos by bringing to the market a different bulk system, also improving hygiene, product traceability and digitally optimizing the management of stocks.

A large photovoltaic project

On the Sainte-Geneviève site, a large photovoltaic project will also see the light of day by next summer, with the installation of numerous panels on the car park’s shades and also on the ground around the company’s buildings.

This tripartite project, between Ets Moulin, Enedis and the company that supplies the photovoltaic panels, should allow them to produce 25% of the plant’s electricity consumption and also to charge several of the company’s electric vehicles. .

From € 2M to € 32M in turnover

« Ne created the bakery in Bornel, in the activity zone of Outreville, at the beginning of 2010, in association with Bruno Pierre, who has now become president of the ABCD Nutrition group and also of Agro-Sphères, the association of companies agro-food of Hauts-de-France. We have combined our know-how in the organic sector and he has specialized above all in gluten-free, these foods being first produced in the Somme before moving to Noyon in 2018. Our business is going well, we have been forced to expand by moving into this 5,000 m2 building in Sainte-Geneviève, in 2012. From € 2 million in turnover (turnover) in our early days, we have grown to € 32 million, including € 17 million for cereals sector, € 10 million for gluten-free and € 5 million for bread. Cereals even represented up to € 22 million in turnover in 2019 but fell sharply last year with the health crisis, before picking up again.. »Explains Christophe Fontaine, manager of Ets Moulin.

Support from the community of municipalities

The latter greatly appreciated the help of the Thelloise when his company in Sainte-Geneviève was the victim of a flood and also to solve a sanitation problem: “ The community of municipalities has supported us a lot. Their team listened to us and did a lot of work to solve all our problems and we are very grateful to them. »Concludes Mr. Fontaine.