SOLDIVE is more than 55 years of history to tell !
The great adventure began in 1963, following a harsh winter that froze winter cereals, Pierre Fuzeau, a farmer in the Deux-Sèvres region accompanied by his brother Marcel, decided to start producing melons in order to diversify their crops. The “Soleil de la Dive” Melon is born! 10 years later, the cultivable land expanded and Pierre decided to build a conditioning station in Brie (Thouars-79).
In 1980, Pierre Fuzeau became SCA Soldive, co-managed by Pierre and his son Patrick Fuzeau.
The areas are still developing with the Brandes estate in Semussac in Charente-Maritime and the company then thinks of diversifying the production areas to extend the supply schedule by also setting up outside France.
By setting up on the east coast of Spain near Alicante in 1988, SOLDIVE is now able to offer its leading product, MELON CHARENTAIS, earlier on the French market, and thus meet growing demand by extending its supply period.
Three years later, in the same region, Soldive made its first attempts to grow salads.
The success was such that Soldive Spain became one of the main European suppliers of salads specialising in the fourth range.
It should be noted that 1992 was a successful year: Soldive became the first and only French company to produce and market Label Rouge melon.
That same year, Soldive Maroc was created with a packaging station in Marrakech and a hundred hectares of melon in production.
In 1994, a new production site was opened in Marsillargues, near Montpellier in the Hérault region.
In 2006, Soldive became more present in Africa by setting up in Senegal, St Louis and diversifying in Morocco with the creation of Soldive Asni with the planting of an orchard of cherries, apples, pears, plums and apricots.
In 2016, Soldive opened its capital to the apple giant Les Vergers du Sud, led by Didier Miollan. This association offers new opportunities for development because both companies share the same values. Together, they now form an international group in French fruit production.