The Saveurs d’Iroise greenhouses are managed by François Pouliquen and Éric Séguillon and their produce can be found in almost the entire Savéol range. In view of the current economic situation, the search for solutions to help control production costs is having an impact on the company’s technical choices.
The Saveurs d’Iroise greenhouses are located just a stone’s throw away from Brest Bretagne Airport in the town of Gouesnou. This production site is dedicated to tomatoes and has been around since 1992 when the first two hectares of greenhouses were built. Today the site covers 7.8 ha of land, some of which was renovated in 2019 (height gain of 2 m). It is managed by two partners François Pouliquen, who set up the company with his brother in 1992, and Éric Séguillon, who started as crop manager before becoming a partner in 2013. Since François’ brother retired in 2019, the two current partners have been working on opening up the capital to a new partner to assure the future of the company.
The energy for the site is produced by two separate cogeneration systems. The first system dates from 2000 with a contract that was renegotiated in 2012 and whose management is integrated into that of the site. A second, new generation cogeneration system was installed in 2013. It belongs to a specific legal entity that resells the heat to SAS Saveurs d’Iroise. To complement these two systems, the company installed a heat pump in 2020.