After many years' experience with Grodan Master, Marc-André Goulet, a tomato grower in the Nantes region, discovered the advantages of Grodan Prestige. He quickly got to grips with the more responsive way of working.
After initial experience as cultivation manager for a greenhouse manufacturer in the Nantes region, Marc-André Goulet moved to the Chenardière site in Haute-Goulaine in 1993, a stone's throw from his family's farm and not much further from that of his first employer. Of the 2.4 ha of greenhouses on the Chenardière site, M.-A. Goulet undertook the renovation in two stages: 1.4 ha as soon as he set up business, and 1 ha a few years later. M.-A. Goulet's business expanded in 2000 when he took over the family farm and the previous generation retired. Today, M.-A. Goulet produces only tomatoes, in a total of 8.4 ha of greenhouses, the latest of which were built in 2014 and 2016 (semi-enclosed). Production is split 1/3 round tomatoes, 1/3 trusses and 1/3 elongated cherries. All marketing is handled by the Océane cooperative group.
"All the land on the farm is now occupied by greenhouses. The only way to develop the business is to renovate the existing facilities. But current trends are dictated above all by the uncertain evolution of many production factors", emphasises M.-A. Goulet.