Innovation, performance and impact in the agri-food sector

G.A.C. Group makes it a point of honor to support and accompany companies in the agro-industrial sector in their innovation strategies and their ambitions for performance and positive impact on society and the environment.

Food processing in figures: a pillar of French industry

The leading French industrial sector in terms of employment and sales

430,000 jobs

198 billion in revenues

15,500 companies

of which 98% from VSEs and SMEs

The entire industrial fabric of the agricultural and agri-food sector faces major challenges shared by all French industries: the competitiveness of the sector, the national and European sovereigntyand of course, the preserveresources and the environment.

What are the major challenges facing the agri-agro sector?

Responding to consumer needs

Companies in the agri-agricultural sector are faced with the problem of the availability of agricultural inputs. energy crisis and the current conflicts have a strong impact on the sector and in particular at the level of production and raw material costs. 

Consumers' expectations are also becoming more and more complex; their habits and consumption patterns have been changing significantly for several years. Consequently, agribusinesses must reassure the consumer with traceability "from field to plate" or the " made in France "The aim is to create the food of the future: health and nutrition, proteins of the future and intelligent packaging.

Guarantee a virtuous model, remain competitive and ensure food sovereignty

An emblematic sector of French industry, it must now modernize to remain competitive and ensure the country's food sovereignty but also to secure skills and know-how. This will obviously involve digitalization and digital transformation companies to progressively evolve towards a agri-food industry 4.0 but also through the implementation of virtuous models in the management of packaging, waste and the recovery of co-products.

How to perform thanks to innovation in the agri-agro sector?

Staying competitive through innovation

The main lever for companies in the agri-food sector to remain competitive is innovation. On the strength of important R&D capabilities (industries, public research organizations, technical centers, schools), France has a very dynamic agri-agro innovation ecosystem.

French government resources to support innovation in the agri-agricultural sector 

The French government particularly supports the agri-food sector through R&D and innovation financing schemes such as tax credits (CIR and CII) or even public aids and subsidies that major government acceleration strategies such as "Sustainable and healthy food". or "Sustainable agricultural systems and agricultural equipment contributing to the ecological transition".

The financing of innovation in the agri-agro sector also involves the valuation of intellectual property assets such as VOC (Certificates of Plant Variety) through the IP Box tax regime.

Europe's resources for promoting innovation in the agri-food sector

European fundingthrough the Horizon Europe Programare also involved in the supporting research and innovation around the issue of "Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment".

Open innovation and co-innovation to create new market opportunities

In addition to financial aid, companies in the agri-food sector can also accelerate their innovation projects by using open innovation and co-innovation for set up partnerships public-private and to bring out new ideas or market opportunities (e.g. new packaging, biosourced materials).

Innovation diagnosis to analyze your innovation strategy and align your growth strategy

In order to implement an effective and constructive innovation strategy, large agribusinesses at the national and international level mustalign their growth strategy with their capacity for innovation. A innovation diagnosis can be a solution to implement for highlight the key success factors of a sustainable innovation strategy.

G.A.C. leverages its industry experience to help you implement your projects through a comprehensive offer to innovate, perform and be part of a responsible approach.

Our multidisciplinary team, composed of engineers and doctors, has been advising and assisting players in the industry for more than 20 years in their innovation projects, from the idea to the market launch, including the search for financing.

How can you reduce your costs and boost your HR to fully exploit its potential?

Your employees are your company's greatest asset. Your company's success depends on them. They embody the company's values and drive its development. This indispensable resource is also one of your company's main expenses.

Control and anticipate your occupational injury rates

Industrial companies are the ones where employees are most exposed to work-related accidents and illnesses, which is why it's so important to get involved.

Our consultants specializing in Social Security Law will advise you on optimized management of your occupational injuries for more than fifteen years. In addition to consulting, G.A.C. has developed AT Advance for simplify and secure the administrative management of your occupational injuries with a powerful and intuitive management solution.

A risk prevention policy coupled with optimized management of your occupational injuries will make it possible toimprove the quality of life at work for your employees while reducing your costs. We help you optimize your human resources management costs (payroll, occupational health and safety). 

Manage your HR indicators

We're convinced that monitoring HR indicators using high-performance digital tools is the key to boosting the efficiency of your teams, so we offer a complete HR decision-support solution.

The D2BI business intelligence solution enables our industrial customers to manage their human resources (whether they have one or several sites). With the help of highly granular indicators, your HR teams can make decisions adapted to the realities of the company (notably on absenteeism, entry-exit, gender equality, etc.).

G.A.C. has earned a solid reputation in HR performance thanks to the technical expertise of its legal consultants in payroll, social charges, DSN and Social Security law. G.A.C. Group's experts offer dedicated support to help you make the right decisions, supported by cutting-edge analysis tools.

How can your tax system support the investment capacities of agri-food companies?

Tax incentives for innovation represent a first lever for preserving the cash flow of companies in the agro-industrial sector. Faced with complex tax arrangementsto jurisprudential developments and changes linked to your business cycleit's not always easy to understand the mechanisms that enable rationalize your tax expenses.

You need solid, reliable cash management to enable your business to grow. The economic weight of your tax expenses can be colossal for your company.

The various mechanisms for reducing your tax bill and increasing your cash flow

G.A.C. offers concrete and pragmatic solutions to reduce your tax burden through various means: local taxation (property tax, business property tax, business value added tax),  energy taxation (TICFE, TICGN, TURPE, CEE), the taxation of urban planning (development tax, archaeology tax, office creation tax), ancillary taxes (taxes on offices and commercial surfaces, TASCOM), and contributions (C3S, etc.).

Our tax consultants offer support throughout your real estate investments and restructuring (declarative assistance, budgeting etc.) for secure local taxes. 

You have received a TF/CFE audit notification from the tax authorities?

Our team will accompanies during tax audits to secure your rental values and reduce your additional contributions etc.)

Our tax consultants have been working with our industrial clients for over 20 years to diagnose, secure, optimize and rationalize expenses related to your local and energy taxes.

Our specialists work with major groups, as well as ETIs, real estate companies and SMEs in all business sectors. From monitoring to litigation, in partnership with law firms, they can help you manage your tax expenses.

They trust us
"FILGOOD is a structuring project for the consortium partners. The recognition of its impact on the national pork industry, and therefore its public co-financing, is the result of a real collaborative approach with the G.A.C. team.
Group coordinator of R&D, COOPERL
Support in Aid and Subsidies
Grimaud Group
"This support has been very beneficial to us. We are very satisfied with the human aspect of this process. We had very professional, very understanding people in front of us, really concerned about bringing us very specific elements."
Deputy General Manager, GRIMAUD Group
Innovation Diagnostic Support (Innosurvey®)
"Excellent support and flexibility. I was particularly impressed by the subject matter expert who helped me tailor the presentation to the review panel. In 3 words: diligent experts, responsive".
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Support in Aid and Subsidies
"We're very satisfied with G.A.C's support in obtaining JEI status for our startup AgroDynaLux SAS. We really appreciated their methodology, which began with an audit to validate the R&D innovation and eligibility criteria. G.A.C then helped us draw up the tax rescript, which requires meticulous work, before accompanying us in our exchanges with the authorities until we receive the definitive answer."
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Support in obtaining JEI (Young Innovative Company) status
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