Lot-et-Garonne Innovation and Economy Trophies
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Closer to companies that want to grow
Dynamic in many sectors operating between Bordeaux and Toulouse, the Lot-et-Garonne department is home to companies and entrepreneurs who innovate, face crises and often pool their resources in search of growth. Now faced with labor shortages and a thin supply of raw materials, they are showing resilience and ideas. Once again, the 2022 edition of the Septuors will not forget to highlight and honor them! This new ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 17 at the Agen Convention Center (live on ladepeche.fr and septuors.fr from 19:00). In Lot-et-Garonne, we will find a selection of entrepreneurs who have shone in recent months with investment, innovation and a specific strategy. Besides them, many partners responded to this annual event: Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Lot-et-Garonne Departmental Council, CCI 47, Cerfrance, Agen Agglo, Groupama, UCAA-Prunéo, Prévifrance, Toyota and BPI France. Nine companies will be winners in the following categories: CCI 47 special award, Agen Agglo Coup de Coeur award, Entrepreneurs, Agrofood, Innovation, Industry, Sustainable Development, International, Trade-Crafts and Territories.
Frédéric Pechavy, President of Lot-et-Garonne CCI
“Overall, the economic activity of Lot-et-Garonne has been fairly resilient since Covid and until recent weeks, when the rise in energy prices has been a source of concern for business leaders. The health sector, for example, with UPSA, is in very good dynamics, while renewable energies such as Total Energies Biogaz or Fonroche Lighting are experiencing similar energy. Concerns about consumer behavior in the agri-food sector remain, but players in the sector are dynamic. However, difficulties should be noted in certain sectors such as construction, public works or public procurement in general.
CCI and its network aim to support managers throughout their company’s operations. In particular, like the Club of Exporters around Cédric de Bourayne, we have the means to support companies that want to try their hand at exporting. We have also been supporting companies for several years on energy and CSR issues with Gascogne Environnement, including organic industrialist Eric Bocquier, who supports companies in sustainable development. We can also mention on the agenda the activities of Prodia in the agri-food area, which stood out in the last National Meetings of the Departments… At CCI, we network to support the entire economic ecosystem of the department. project managers and business leaders. There is also a real problem in the context of business transfer, as many managers in the area are over 55 with know-how that needs to be retained. With the Region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, we are entering a month of transmission in this regard. Among the major movements in the area, these Septets highlight men and women who take risks and take risks, albeit in troubling and adverse contexts. We are happy to participate here every year. »
IGS, a new beginning and bright prospects
Agen company IGS (IGraphic Print) a special eruption occurs in 2022. Now taken over by one of its former sales representatives, Romain Dubarry, who in 2018 bought half of his shares from his current partner, Philippe Bernies, who has run the company since 1990, IGS is experiencing a smooth transition that will spread throughout. Installed in a 2000 m building at the Agen-Garonne Technopole from April 20212 specialized in the printing and finishing of IGS paper support built for this occasion, as well as in the industrial management of mail with the Sud Mailing branch located in Passage. Romain Dubarry, which mainly relies on domestic customers but developed a platform called Web to Print in 2016, says: “We merged this other company within the IGS group during our move in 2021 and we are back on a strong footing.” For the B to Bo market. This allows him to have clients all over France. “This is a platform where we create an online store for our franchisees to customize their files. So, orders placed before noon are delivered nationwide by 1:00pm the next day. This activity currently accounts for 10% of our turnover,” he adds. In 2022, while consolidating its new position, the company continues its investments to modernize its production tool by replacing the folding machine and digital press. At the same time, it is trying to become more and more autonomous in its operations, as evidenced by the 450 photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of its new building in Agen.