Les Comtes de Provence

Les Comtes de Provence

Agro’Novae is a family-run agri-food manufactory based near Manosque in the Provence region of France. It is a Living Heritage Company (EPV) that creates, produces and sells fruit-based specialities and ingredients. Known for its traditional expertise and its special manufacturing process, it promotes its values through its brand Les Comtes de Provence: creativity, naturalness, quality and French and Provençal culinary traditions. Agro’Novae has implemented a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy with the PME+ label to express its commitments to jobs, the environment and human values.

Company profile

Founded in 1986, the company manufactures fruit-based culinary specialities like jams, compotes, coulis, preserves, culinary aids and desserts which are sold in France and some 20-odd countries around the world (in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia).

Industrial expertise

The fruit processing method developed by the company is both original and specific. The cooking portion primarily uses people rather than machines (“hand-mechanized”), making the company a real manufactory. Jam-maker/cooks prepare the recipes in open pots and select the ingredients, their quantities and the cooking times. The organic fruit used comes from countries around the Mediterranean Basin, and the sugar comes exclusively from cane. All the jarring, canning and labelling phases are mechanized. The company was awarded Living Heritage Company (EPV) status by ISM (French Higher Institute of Trades) for its manufacturing process typical of French savoir-faire.

Labels and certifications

Agro’Novae is a safe, modern company with ISO 22000 quality certification and the highest level of FSSC 22000 food safety certification. It is also certified organic by Ecocert (for France, Europe and North America). Agro’Novae is also a member of the BPI France Excellence network. The company’s products have won many honours and medals in food contests in France and abroad: Concours Générale Agricole Paris, Great Taste Awards London, etc.