A word from Philippe Gendreau, Chairman and Chief executive officer

” With the aim of offering consumers high quality products in the canned fish market, ambient catering, fresh products and ambient ready meals markets, the Gendreau Group has been perpetuating the culture of authenticity for 4 generations with a single watchword: “Imagination in a can”. “

Our commitments

The Gendreau Group and all its employees
are united in sharing skills, experiences
and values that are anchored in their daily commitments:
French manufacturing, sustainable development,
quality and innovation.

Our commitments

Our key values : Perpetuate and innovate !

Evolution of the group since 1903

Creation of the Gendreau establishements

1903

Creation of the Gendreau establishments, a meat and fish cannery, by Eugène Gendreau

Claude Gendreau redeploys the company

1946

Claude Gendreau, 3rd generation, redeploys the company. The turnover is multiplied by 10 in 30 years.

The meat canning activity is stopped and the company specialises in 100% fish.

1955

The meat canning activity is stopped and the company specialises in 100% fish.

Arrival of the 4th generation with Philippe Gendreau

1986

Arrival of the 4th generation with Philippe Gendreau

Launch of the ready meals activity

1990

Launch of the ambient ready meals business, driven by the microwave technology

Acquisition of Vif Argent

2006

Acquisition of Vif Argent by Gendreau

Creation of Maison Gendreau, formed by the merger of 2 seafood companies: Vif Argent and Gendreau

2010

Creation of Maison Gendreau, formed by the merger of 2 seafood companies: Vif Argent and Gendreau

Maison Gendreau devient Groupe Gendreau, toujours fidèle à son savoir-faire « L’imagination en boîte »

2014

Maison Gendreau devient Groupe Gendreau, toujours fidèle à son savoir-faire « L’imagination en boîte »

Takeover of La Perle and Le Grand Lejon

2015

Takeover of La Perle des Dieux in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie (85) and Le Grand Lejon in Binic (22).

Launch of Bonne Nature

2018

Launch of Bonne Nature, a specialist organic brand

Creation of La Belle Alliance

2019

Creation of a new shipping company, La Belle Alliance, dedicated to the sustainability of the local fishing industry.

La belle alliance

 

New boats for La Belle Alliance

2021

La Belle Alliance acquires 2 new boats specialising in seasonal, sustainable and quality sardine fishing.

Integration of Petit Pierre

2021

Integration of Petit Pierre based in Boulogne-sur-Mer (62)

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Over 99% of products manufactured in France
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Our expertise

Authenticity

CANNED
SEAFOOD

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COLD AMBIENT
READY MEALS

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HOT AMBIENT
READY MEALS

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SMOKED DELI
PRODUCTS

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Spotlight on our brands

Each with its own speciality, our brands have strong local roots in the Vendée, Brittany and Hauts-de-France. Discover the history and identity of each of them.

Canned seafood

Smoked fish, cured products and fresh ready meals

Organic range

Specialist in airline catering

Canned seafood

Microwaveable ambient ready meals

Canned seafood, fine food

Cured products, soups ands sauces

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