Hazera was the proud host of the 5th Safety Seminar of Limagrain

Limagrain Safety Seminar

Hazera was pleased to host, on the 18-19 of December, the annual Limagrain Group Safety Directors Seminar. This is the first time such a seminar was held outside the Limagrain’s home country – France.

The safety directors from all Limagrain sites around the world arrived in Israel to attend the annual seminar, and took the opportunity to take a closer look at Hazera’s advanced safety practices.
The seminar included professional lectures and presentations in the field of safety, including safety management, risk management, reporting procedures, regulations, safety reviews and audits, and more.

Limagrain Safety Seminar

On the first day of the seminar, guests visited Hazera’s plant in Sderot and were impressed by the rigorous work processes implemented at the plant. During the day, guided tours of the various departments were held for the directors, enabling them to observe the company’s safety activities and developments. Continue reading

Hazera’s new CEO: Nicolas Tinel

Nicolas Tinel embodies Hazera’s modesty and ambition.
With his appointment as Hazera’s new CEO, Nicolas Tinel is ‘the right man for the job’ because of his twenty years of experience at Limagrain, one of the largest seed companies in the world.

Nicolas will take time to visit all the divisions and listen to what people have to say. “For the time being, my main task will be to improve all lines of communication within the company; ‘connecting the dots’.” Also, in line with his modesty, he has great respect for what his predecessors have achieved.

Close to Customers
This approach to his new job matches Hazera’s focus on knowing and understanding their customers’ needs. “Which is quite a challenge because our work involves living nature, and the world is constantly changing. But, thanks to Hazera’s headquarters being situated in Israel and The Netherlands, as well as subsidiaries in twelve countries and an extensive distribution network, we are always close to our customers. At the same time, we benefit as part of the Limagrain Group, an international agri-business based in France. Being a farmers’ cooperative, the Limagrain Group understands the needs of its customers and has grown to become the largest vegetable group company in the world.”

Nicolas Tinel has been working for parent company Limagrain for over twenty years. After his appointment at Limagrain in 1999, he was on the cusp of a special kind of world tour. As a sales manager, he lived and worked in five different countries including India and the United States. In this way, he gained a lot of knowledge about the various products and their areas of production. Nicolas knows the seed industry’s DNA and understands what its customers want.

High Ambitions
Nicolas has high ambitions. “I want Hazera to continue to grow. Not only in volume, but also by making an even greater difference in quality. Taste is very important to this. Furthermore, I aim to make our products as attractive as possible for both farmers and consumers. For instance, by improving our products’ resistance to diseases and climate changes, and by higher yields and better storage. And, of course, we will look at ways to reduce environmental burdens and, thereby, costs.”

 

Hazera’s Official Training Video: Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

We are happy to present Hazera’s training video and sanitation guide for dealing with the new ToBRFV virus.

The purpose of this video is to assist growers and farmers to gain a better understanding of the ToBRFV virus, and to share some practical advice and active measures for eradicating the growth of this virus through the use of stringent hygiene and highly effective sanitation. Continue reading

Greek Field Celebration

‘’Together is better’’ Arhagelo of Irinoupoli, in Imathia

For the first time ever, Hazera Hellas held an extensive open field event in Greece, showcasing and presenting the full portfolio of Hazera products: tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, melons and eggplants. The two-day event was held in Arhagelo of Irinoupoli, in Imathia. Continue reading

The 16th Solanaceae Conference (SOL 2019)

Last week, Hazera R&D and Marketing representatives attended the 16th Solanaceae Conference (SOL 2019), held this year in Jerusalem. This year, Hazera and Limagrain were proud to be major sponsors of this industry leading conference. The conference brought together leading scientists, students and plant breeders in a pleasant atmosphere that was conducive to sharing knowledge, expertise and formulating a vision of international collaboration. Continue reading