A GOOD 2019 HARVEST

The 2019 harvest is an excellent vintage in the Great Normandy region. It is an excellent crop for winter and spring barleys: quality is good although the grain is somewhat poor in protein. It’s also a good year for common wheats despite an average protein rate. Volume is increasing compared to the previous crop year. Rapeseed appears as the “poor relation” for this crop, even though Normandy stays at a decent level compared to the national average.

A record crop-year for Bz’s port terminal Maison Bleue

The 2018-2019 crop is overally positive for Bz Group’s 3 activities :

Grain procurement activity collected 500 000 tons.

Import-export marketed 2 million tons.

Port logistics activity broke a record, bypassing the million tons in maritime traffic.

Two new activity directors at Bz

To pursue the structuring of its 3 main activities, Bz group welcomes two new directors : Denis Courzadet for Bz Collecte and Pierre Lipatoff for import-export. The port logistics activity keeps being managed by Benoît Batancourt and the financial and administrative management by Cécilia Cardon.

EUROPEAN COMMODITIES EXCHANGE

Bz Group participated at the 58th European Commodities Exchange in Rouen, on October 25th and 26th.

HARVEST 2018

This year, the harvest was early and proceeded quickly thanks to good conditions. It started at the end of June and ended before August for many farms. If quality is overall very good,  yields are on the other hand average. 

Maison Bleue’s extension Commissioning

Maison Bleue’s extension, the group’s multimodal silo, located in the Grand Maritime Port of Rouen, was commissioned at the end of June. This expansion represents 25,000 tons of additional storage, divided into 10 cells. The overall storage Maison Bleue‘s capacity is now 75,000 tonnes.

BZ Group, Beuzelin’s new name

Beuzelin is becoming Bz Group. As such, its organisation is now divided into activities and sectors. On this occasion, it will be launching its new website and new logos.

Extremely dynamic barley campaign for Bz Grains

Bz Grains represented over 500,000 tonnes of FOB feed barley for the 2017 campaign. More than a third was loaded by the Group’s Maison Bleue port-based silo.

SPECIFIC CONTRACTS FOR PROTEIN CROPS

Bz Collection offers special contracts for protein crops (B-Osmoz). They meet precise specifications, requested from Bz Pulses by various industrial customers. Please contact Bz Collection’s commercial department for further information.