Siège historique du Groupe  Roullier situé à Saint-Malo

Our history

Key figures

  • 9 200


  • 123

    Products sold in 123 countries

  • 2.65

    Billion in consolidated revenue from the end of 2021



    Groupe Roullier is founded on the quays of the port town of Saint-Malo (Brittany, France).
    The group establishes TIMAC(Traitement Industriel du Maërl en Amendements Calcaires), our first facility for grinding maerl, whose particular charcateristics make it the ideal conditioner for acidic soils.


    In addition to maerl, the Group starts producing GAFSA phosphate, whose distinct qualities make it the world's best phosphate for direct application. At the same time, we begin accelerating our commercial growth in France via the recruitment of sales agents, who visit farms on behalf of the distribution team.


    Construction of the first granulation factory in Saint-Malo - Quai Intérieur (Brittany, France).


    Construction of the first Feed Phosphates plant in Saint-Malo - Industrial district (Brittany, France).


    First industrial facilities opened in Morocco, Tunisia, Austria, Canada, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. The Group's internationalisation phase is well and truly underway. 


    Acquisition of our first research laboratory in Spain.


    Launch of our new business line: Plastics. Creation of a new research laboratory in Pontrieux (Brittany, France).


    The Group accelerates the development of new products derived from natural marine substances and begins to diversify into the food industry sector.


    Acquisition of a major wholesaler in Cognac (Charente, France), allowing the group to expand into the retail gardening products market (FLORENDI).


    Groupe Roullier begins to establish operations in Brazil via the acquisition of a fertilizer factory in Rio Grande, which will go on to become the Group's largest granulation facility.


    Acquisition of a magnesium mine and factory in Spain.


    The Group establishes Tunisia's first food phosphates factory, enabling it to maintain a global commercial presence in this sector.


    Creation of CERA (Centre for Studies and Applied Research). Based in Dinard, France, CERA is the result of the Group's desire to bring together expertise in industrial process research to benefit its business lines and enhance synergy between teams. The only one of its kind in the world, the centre's facilities include an analysis laboratory and a pilot plant - a fully adjustable small-scale replica of a working plant.


    Entry into a joint venture with shipbuilding company Louis Dreyfus Armateur for the construction of four 40,000-tonne cargo ships for the transportation of raw materials.


    Joint venture in a Brazilian magnesium mine.


    The Group expands existing operations in Africa and China and now boasts a sales force of 2,300 employees across the world.


    The Group produces 5 million tonnes of finished product across its Animal and Plant Nutrition business lines.


    Opening of the Global Innovation Centre on the quays of Saint-Malo (Brittany, France).


    Internationalization of Agrifood with the acquisition of Alysse Food

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