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Laying of the foundation stone for Vicky Foods

21 March 2023 L'agence, Attractivité de la région, Filières Agroalimentaire Share :

The AER BFC was represented by Martine ABRAHAMSE-PLEUX, Director General, Anne-Gaëlle ARBEZ, Coordinator of the Economic Development Unit and Nicolas GRENIER, Food Project Manager, at the laying of the foundation stone for the first factory in France of Vicky Foods, a Spanish group, in the SaôneOr regional interest area in Greater Chalon. The Agency was present alongside Marie-Guite DUFAY, President of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region.

Investments by Vicky Foods

As a reminder, in May 2021, Vicky Foods, through its company Dulchalon, has confirmed the opening of its first production plant in France. This value creation project is the most ambitious one carried out by Vicky Foods, which is starting its implementation today with the laying of this first stone with a first phase corresponding to:

  • 2 production lines
  • 120 direct jobs
  • 23,000 m2 built
  • Investment of 80 million euros

The project will eventually allow for the construction of 75,000 m2, for a capacity of 10 production lines and 250 direct jobs. In addition, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and the Grand Chalon area are fully enabling the group to develop with a strategic location for logistics, as well as a genuine industrial culture.

Support for the AER BFC

The AER BFC is pleased to have been able to support this project, detected in conjunction with Business France Madrid, to have been able to defend the “South Burgundy” offer and to have promoted the regional ecosystem contributing to the decision to set up this new factory in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

This location will consolidate the group’s presence in order to provide a better service in France thanks to its proximity to the market and the reduction of the environmental footprint of its production. The service offer of the Grand Chalon, with which AER BFC worked, made the difference, complemented by the region’s high-performance agri-food culture and a strategic location for logistics. This dossier therefore confirms the attractiveness of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.