A major player in animal nutrition and health, InVivo NSA (Saint-Nolff, €1,6MM turnover target in 2016, 7,500 people) announced this summer that it was taking on a new identity: Neovia. A way of highlighting the changes introduced by the company since 2010: accelerated development, internationalisation, reinforced shareholders and diversification of activities towards additives, petcare and aquaculture as well as the quality and traceability of feeds and digitalisation.
Neovia is taking a stand as a responsible player in full control of the value chain, from purchasing raw materials to marketing innovations. At the same time, the company has inaugurated its new global innovation centre in Saint-Nolff, which required a €5.5M investment.
Christened We’Nov, the centre will support national and international start-ups in devising the agriculture of the future and encourage encounters between start-ups and farmers. They will benefit from its ecosystem and expertise in legal matters, lodging patents and international business thanks to the new Néovia Ventures investment fund. The €5M fund has already invested in the start-up Equisense (Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais) which is specialising in smart devices for the equine market. This investment is a first step towards digitalisation and shows Néovia’s desire to accelerate the commercial and technological partnerships.
This new complex is supplemented by an experimental farm and a bacteriological analysis laboratory. It will also welcome teams of foreign researchers.
The group anticipates doubling in size and achieving €3MM turnover by 2023 with fifteen thousand employees. It is relying on strong organic growth of its activities and the arrival of six companies within the group in the past year – the laboratory AdGène (France), Welgro (Indonesia), Btech (additive specialist, Brazil), Daavision (Netherlands), Agrindustria, analysis laboratory (Italy) and PFC (Philippines) – and is targeting five to eight new operations in 2016-2017.
Source : Agromédia – 29/08/2016
Credit : invivo-group.com/fr