its revenues for the current financial year

expected to reach some €90 million.

International sales currently represent more

than 50 per cent of the group’s consolidated

turnover with Savena already established

in Belgium, Germany, scandinavia, Eastern

Europe and Italy, with fledgling operations in

Asia and Russia.

The group’s factories are at Bréal,

weyersheim and Manziat in France and

Eupen in Belgium. Savena also recently

announced plans to open another new factory

in Bréal in 2013, representing an investment

of €11.3 million.

Savena operates under five brands - Saveur,

Dena, Laboratoire PYC, Cap Traiteur and

Nutrinal – and is organised into four business

units, namely: Taste Solutions, Meat Solutions,

Nutrition Solutions and Food Service.

Taste Solutions, which operates in France

and Denmark as ‘Saveur’, produces creative,

tailored culinary products for the food

industry which combine taste, texture and

functional characteristics. Savena’s Meat

solutions business operates as ‘Dena’ – in

Germany and Belgium, and ‘Nutrinal’ in

France. It offers the meat processing and

delicatessen industries ways by which the

taste, appearance, texture and stability of the

finished products can be improved.

Savena’s Nutrition Solutions unit produces

dietary ingredients, nutrition supplements and

health foods – for weight-loss, sport, health and

beauty – via its subsidiary Laboratoire PYC. Its

tailored approach enables the company to offer

products with specific ‘organoleptic’ properties

and to satisfy all the demands of its clients’


Through Cap Traiteur, Savena Food Service

serves the catering market with a complete

range of products, recipe ideas, and usage

advice for restaurant and catering professionals,

butchers and charcuterie specialists.

Savena also has an R&D and innovation

capability comprising five technical centres

staffed by 27 experts – chefs, delicatessen

specialists, nutritionists and flavourists –

offering technical assistance to clients either

at their own production sites or in Savena’s

own workshops.

In addition to its expertise in all stages of

production, Savena is equipped with the best

industrial tools to create tailored recipes and

satisfy the most demanding specifications.

“These tools enable us to guarantee optimal

quality and flexibility and to ensure a rapid

response to client requirements by reducing

our delivery times to a minimum,” says Terré.

IK is excited by the high growth

potential presented by Savena which is

set to be maximised through innovation,

the introduction of new products and the

extension of the company’s commercial

presence. “All being well, the strategy of

organic growth in France and abroad, as

well as the completion of external growth

operations through M & A, should allow

savena to double its size over the next five

years,” Dan Soudry concludes.

“We are very excited to be working

alongside a management team

with such a successful growth

track record, and look forward

to sharing our experience in

the European food-processing


Dan Soudry, Partner, IK

IK NEWS 2/11 – 5

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