Capital Financière agricole
Since its creation, Capital Financière agricole inc. (CFAI) has contributed to the start-up and expansion of several Québec food-processing companies, at different levels.
Domaine De Lavoie is a winery and cider mill, open since 1997. Located in Rougemont, in the Montérégie region, it is strategically situated to attract tourists.
CFAI’s investment helped Domaine de Lavoie expand its business. The project also involved erecting a service building in which to holds events, to better meet the needs of its clientele.
Image : Domaine De Lavoie.
Open since 1970, Farinart is a Canadian leader in the production of organic and conventional grain blends and flours, appreciated by bakeries and food-processing companies alike.
CFAI’s investment helped Farinart build a new flour mill in Saint-Liboire, Montérégie, to increase its production capacity and meet growing demand.
Image : Farinart.
Fins Gourmands specializes in high-end cakes and pastries that are sold in individual portions and are made with only the finest ingredients, no compromises. Fins Gourmands sells mainly to hotels, restaurants and institutions (HRI).
CFAI’s investment helped Fins Gourmands increase its production capacity and move into a new building in Lévis. It is now able to meet growing demand for its products and expand into the retail sector.
Image : Fins Gourmands inc.
A family-run business opened in 2013, Fromagerie Les Rivières is the only milk processing plant in the Québec City area. It is known for its fresh and ripened cheeses made only with milk, no modified milk ingredients.
CFAI’s investment helped the business acquire the equipment it needed to increase its productivity and volume.
Image : Fromagerie Les Rivières
Founded in 2002, Hortau makes and markets smart soil moisture monitoring and irrigation management instruments and systems, designed to automate, simplify and increase the precision of field crop activities.
CFAI’s investment helped Hortau continue expanding by developing new markets.
Image : Hortau
Founded in 2013, Dose Juice makes top-quality cold-pressed juices that are certified organic, 100% natural and preservative-free.
The CFAI’s investment helped the company acquire the new equipment it needed to expand and raise its production volumes.
Image: Jus Dose
Laboratoire M2 is a Québec leader in biosecurity. It is known for its innovations and its scientific and technical expertise in the disinfection and sanitation of livestock farms. It specializes in developing washing and disinfection protocols, emergency response units in the event of sanitary contamination and food microbiology diagnostic laboratories.
CFAI’s investment helped Laboratoire M2 develop and market THYMOXMD, an ultra-high performance disinfectant made with natural active ingredients including essential oils and thyme.
Image : Laboratoire M2
Microbrasserie Le BOQ operates a craft brewery in Sherbrooke better known as Boquébière. It owns Brasserie 11 comtés in Cookshire-Eaton, a rural brewery that crafts beers made with local ingredients.
CFAI’s investment helped Brasserie 11 comtés erect a new building and acquire the equipment it needs to make beer on an industrial scale.
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Natur+L XTD offers cold-pasteurization services using high pressure processing (HPP) technology. This method significantly extends the shelf life of fresh products without chemical preservatives. The company also offers outsourcing services to treat products in various Québec food-processing plants.
CFAI first helped start up the business and then expand its activities.
Image : Natur+L XTD
Nutrableu specializes in the production, packaging and marketing of fresh-picked wild blueberries. The blueberries are sold under the “Bleu d’ici” brand name in Québec and “Blueland” outside of Québec.
CFAI’s investment enabled Nutrableu to implement an innovative treatment technology to increase its productivity and the quality and shelf life of its fresh blueberries.
Image : Nutrableu
This family business in the Chaudière-Appalaches region specializes in growing greenhouse tomatoes, as well as strawberries and raspberries. Demers sells most of its products in grocery stores throughout Québec.
CFAI’s investment helped Demers expand by building a vast greenhouse complex in Drummondville. The new greenhouses are heated by excess heat from a power plant using biogas generated by a landfill. This project helped considerable increase the company’s production capacity.
Image : Productions Horticoles Demers
Soya Excel runs two soybean-pressing plants in Montérégie. Pressing adds value to soy production by turning conventional, organic and GMO-free soybeans into soybean oil and meal, among other things. These products are used as animal feed, mainly for pigs, dairy cattle and poultry.
CFAI's investment helped the business complete its facilities and supported its marketing efforts.
Image : Soya Excel
SPB Solutions inc. runs bakery waste processing plants in Boucherville, Québec and Peterborough, Ontario. It also makes oat hull cubes.
CFAI’s investment helped SPB expand by acquiring Progressive Recycling Inc. in Ontario. This company works in the same sector as SPB and processes over 33,000 tons of bakery waste.
Image : SPB Solutions
Founded in 2000, Technologies Intelia is a leader in innovative tech-based livestock production tools. It offers farmers complete solutions for controlling the environment, acquiring and managing production data and making informed decisions.
CFIA’s investment helped Technologies Intelia continue its technological and business development.
Image : Technologies Intelia