The French leader in oilseed processing

Usine Saipol
The French leader in oilseed processing
2.9 Millions
tonnes of rapeseed and sunflower seeds
processed in France
1.6 Million
tonnes of meal
for animal feed
1.2 Million
tonnes of renewable energy
produced in France
0.9 Million
tonnes of refined and pretreated
vegetable oils

French industrial leader in oilseed processing

Saipol is the French leader 🇨🇵 in the processing of rapeseed and sunflower seeds and one of the European leaders in the crushing and refining of vegetable oils and the production of biodiesel.

A subsidiary of the Avril Group, Saipol develops value-added solutions for its customers and the most demanding citizens, by marketing vegetable oils and derivatives, protein-rich meals, and low-carbon renewable energies (Diester® biodiesel, Oleo100).

About our mission
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Our solutions

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01. Purchase of seeds
Saipol obtains its oilseeds from French agricultural cooperatives and traders, from international players, and directly from farmers via the OleoZE solution..
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02. Vegetable oils
Saipol markets raw, pre-treated vegetable oils and refined rapeseed and sunflower oils produced at its production sites in France.
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03. Plant protein
Saipol offers livestock farmers and feed manufacturers a choice of rapeseed and sunflower meals rich in plant protein.
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04. Renewable energy
Producer of Diester® biodiesel since the 1990s, Saipol offers solutions derived from oilseed crops for a carbon-free transport.
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05. Glycerin
Saipol markets crude vegetable glycerine, a co-product resulting from the processing of vegetable oils into biodiesel or Oleo100 energy.
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06. Lecithins
Saipol produces sunflower and rapeseed lecithins, which are marketed by specialised subsidiaries within the Avril Group.
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About us

Saipol was created in 1983 by Sofiprotéol (which became Avril in 2015) in order to restructure a competitive industrial tool, which is essential for the future of the French oilseed industry.

Saipol is a pillar of the French oilseed industry.

By developing markets for vegetable oils and oil meals, Saipol ensures that rapeseed and sunflower crops provide a fair remuneration to farmers through the sale of their seeds.

A player in the development of Diester biodiesel since the 1990s, Saipol is now developing new solutions and specialities from oilseed, in line with social expectations regarding food and low-carbon energy.

Our commitments

01. Developing and strengthening responsible production channels
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We promote national production, help structure responsible production sectors and contribute to the transition to sustainable agricultural practices.
02. Responsible and quality products
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We market a wide range of products and solutions for food, feed and technical uses with environmental benefits.
03. Protecting the planet and its resources
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We have been producing renewable energy since the 1990s and continue to develop oilseed-based solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for transport.
04. Cultivating our values to work better together
We are committed to the development of a strong safety culture, the inclusion of disabled employees, gender equality and youth employment.
05. Engaging with our stakeholders
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Through our local presence in six French regions, we have built special ties with our suppliers, customers and local stakeholders.