Our group has developed special expertise in four sectors over many years and brought together ten independent SMEs, which all contribute to the economy, culinary heritage and regional know-how of the Brittany region:
The group’s story began in 1986 when Noël Le Graët bought the premises of a former curing factory, transforming them into a frozen ready meal production company: Celtigel. His three daughters, Valérie, Carole and Servane, soon joined him on this business venture. Since 2015, Valérie and Carole Le Graët have spearheaded the group, as Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director respectively. We are a renowned family group, thorough, benevolent and genuine in everything we do — compelling human values shared by all our employees.
In 1992, Noël le Graët acquired the Stéphan factory in Guingamp (22). Specialising in meat preserves, this company brought a new dimension to the group’s industrial expertise, which mostly revolved around frozen ready meals up to that point.
Armed with this new expertise, our group acquired Les Délices de la Mer in 1995, a seafood and vegetable preserve company in Plélo (22). Our founder came to learn about the needs of Côtes d’Armor fisherman that very same year, in the midst of a fishing crisis, joining forces with them to promote, preserve and protect the highly acclaimed Pecten maximus — a scallop considered the treasure of Saint-Brieuc Bay. Together they created Celtarmor, a shelling and packaging factory in Saint Quay Portrieux (22).
We therefore acquired several workshops specialising in the fish trade and the processing of seafood products: Halios in Saint Guénolé (29).
We joined forces with the Pêcheries d’Armorique in Erquy (22). Major players in the French fish trade, these companies make up our group’s fish and seafood division.
In 2003, committed to continuing our activity in the region, our food industry and fish trade group bought l’Entreprise Fidèle from the Nestlé group, a major French player in the wet pet food market, specialising in dog and cat food and located in Guingamp (22).
The last factory to join the Group was Binic Gastronomie in 2011, a company steeped in heritage, more specifically that of Mère Lalie, a famous 1860s pork butcher based in Binic, Brittany (22).
Our fish and seafood division was expanded after we acquired a stake in the Gallen Group (29) and buying out Jaffray (35 and 36).
The Le Graët Group bought out the entire Gallen Group.