Quai Sud story
Manufacturer of Gourmet products for Delicatessen, Quai Sud takes its ideas from the current sign of the times, culinary traditions from all over the world and always from the desire to discover new tastes...
Once upon a time in 1996
The story begins on the markets in the south of the France with vanilla from Madagascar. The price of vanilla becomes expensive so it’s quickly necessary to find new ways to develop the activity. Quai Sud becomes the specialist of the up-market flavouring with a first flavoured sugar range. Soon after, flavoured cocoas, coffees and tea ranges were to follow.
Staff: 4 – Sales: 300 000 € M. Thomas Weller buys out the company.
- Develop the export sales
- Create new ranges
- Develop the sales with external growth
Confronted with an annual growth of more than 50%, Quai Sud has to leave the Verdon natural park and moves into a larger production facility in Toulon.
Quai Sud buys out Épicerie de Provence Company, a traditional manufacturer of confits, jams and syrups.
Following the HACCP approach, Quai Sud sets up a quality initiative to improve its methods of production.
Despite difficult economic conditions, Quai Sud bets on the future and invests in its own facility, to finally move in in July.
Opening of a factory store and set up of workshop guided visits.
Quai Sud is awarded the french Qualité Tourisme™ label thanks to the quality of the proposed visits.
Quai Sud represents:
- Staff: 40
- Turnover: 5 000 000 €
- 20 ranges, 1500 products
- 2000 points of sale in France,
- 30 % turnover realised in more than 50 countries.