French firms join Agrilink trade show
Eight big European firms are joining the Philippines’ biggest and most prestigious international trade show on agribusiness, food and aquaculture.
This was announced by Le Club, the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, which confirmed the setting up of a French pavilion at the Agrilink, Foodlink and Aqualink 2008 slated at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on October 9-11.
Le Club vice president Michel Hermelin said the French Pavilion would thus feature eight diverse agricultural and food innovations – from the basic water supply and wind power technologies to the more intricate genealogical genetic selection machineries.
Such technologies will be showcased by Bayle SA, Dosatron, Grimaud Freres Selection, Richel, Sasso, Solraya, Vergnet Hydro, and Stolz, which will join the hundreds of other foreign and local firms at this year’s 15th Agrilink, 9th Foodlink and 4th Aqualink.
These triple events will have Bayle SA presenting its latest state-of-the art bird handling and cut up equipment, spanning various phases of poultry preparations – from defeathering to eviscerating, chilling, grading and washing. An industry leader since 1931, Bayle SA is known across Europe, Africa and Asia for its expertise in duck and geese processing.
Similarly, Dosatron is Europe’s undisputed leader in water-powered proportional dosing technology and ISO 9001-certified by the AFAQ (French Quality Assurance Organization). Dosatron recently launched its new Hygiene System, equipped with all D25 series proportioners.
In animal genetic technology, the Grimaud Freres Selection tops in the research and development work that have ensured the sustained improvement of its products, which include colored geese, rabbits, pigeons, chickens and guinea fowls.
Sasso, on the other hand, is the leading French label poultry producer, providing the best sanitary conditions and high-quality productive strains.
Likewise, Solraya is the local breder and distributor of Solraya’s Sunshine free-range chicken (bonafide F1 day-old-chicks from parent stocks imported from France), specializing in dressed Sunshine chickens and eggs from grass-fed hens. Its produce are also available at the Market at the Hills, a weekend market at Temple Drive, Corinthian Hills (Corinthian Gardens, White Plains, Green Meadows area).
In the field of greenhouses and garden centers, the Richel Group has a track record of more than 50 years, using either glass for maximum luminosity, or plastic for optimum reliability, both making the company the leading manufacturer in Europe.
France’s only manufacturer of wind turbines, Vergnet Hydro is the market leader in mid-range wind power generation with its original technology of twin-bladed aerogenerators that can be tilted down in less than an hour in case of cyclone alert.
Meanwhile, Stolz which specializes in feed and food processing technologies, is the European leader in powder and granules handling and processing.
The participation of these companies in Agrilink 2008 was arranged by Le Club to help them find their niche markets in the Philippines.
Participation in Agrilink 2008 is the best way to help introduce French companies to Philippine business, according to Hermelin.
Their products will thus be exhibited alongside those of many other foreign and local exhibitors involved in agribusiness, food and aquaculture.
Aside from the exhibits, the event includes seminars, live animal and plant display, and other special activities that create business opportunities and generate sales, marketing tie-ups, joint ventures and other productive and lucrative transactions. Email frld@pldtd sl.net for more details.
A FREE seminar had been alloted for Benefits Of Raising Sunshine Chickens, October 11, Saturday, 1-3pm