EXEL Industries, an international family group
EXEL Industries employs 3,770 permanent employees spread over 33 countries and 23 production sites.
A leader in agricultural and industrial spraying with an undeniable international presence and know-how.
Innovation, sustainable and profitable growth and international development are the bedrock of the Group’s development. The EXEL Industries Group was built in Europe by consolidating its SMEs, all of which were highly innovative in their own markets. The Group strives to maintain and protect the expertise and DNA of each of its subsidiaries, developing an in-depth knowledge of its markets and customers through a strong local presence, flexibility and the ability to respond quickly to events and needs.
The Group’s primary growth drivers are international, and EXEL Industries is committed to developing its innovation strategy and sustainable growth policy with the goal of becoming a leader on all continents. EXEL Industries Group was founded on strong values that highlight the human touch, and the Group will continue to develop in line with these values.
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Speech by Patrick Ballu at the 70th anniversary of EXEL Industries
EXEL Industries worldwide
EXEL Industries is a broad international federation of independent companies spanning over 20 industrial sites worldwide (including France, UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Romania, USA and Australia). 82% of its sales are generated outside France.
A FAMILY GROUP SINCE 1952
In 1946, Vincent Ballu, father of Patrick Ballu, current Chairman of the Board of Directors, invented, developed and built the prototype of the first “high-clearance tractor” for use in the vineyards of the famous Champagne producer Moët et Chandon. In 1947, this achievement won him first prize from the Association Viticole Champenoise and marked the beginning of automation for winegrowing in Champagne and subsequently all narrow vineyards.Read more
EXEL Industries is governed by a Board of Directors comprising seven members, two of whom are independent.
Board of Directors
The Board sets the Company’s business priorities, ensures their implementation and performs the controls and verifications it considers appropriate.
The management team is made up of the Chief Executive Officers of the Group’s main subsidiaries and the corporate function directors.
EXEL Industries is a global leader in agricultural spraying equipment that markets a wide variety of brands, each with its own distinctive character: Hardi, Evrard, Berthoud, Tecnoma, Nicolas, Matrot, CMC, Agrifac and Apache. Holmer, the world’s leading manufacturer of sugar beet harvesters, is committed to technological innovation to protect the environment and win over increasingly demanding customers.
The EXEL Industries Group provides its customers with solutions for spraying paints and varnishes and for applying adhesives and sealants through Sames Kremlin. The offer is supplemented by a wide range of technical pipes from Tricoflex.
With its Hozelock, Berthoud, Laser and Cooper Pegler brands, EXEL Industries Group offers innovative, high-quality watering and plant protection solutions to gardeners and professionals alike.