Biolait is a compagny witch desends social economy and solidarity among its producers. it was created in 1994, at the instigation of six producers from the west of France. At that time, very little organic milk was collected. These pionners chose to set up their own collection and marketing with the idea of developping subsainable network without excluding any territory.
A project with a economic vocation
Biolait is the most important French collector of organic cow's milk whose activity is 100% delicated to this network witch today supply more than 40 dairies.
Biolait has an administrative and commercial structure, as well as a flexible and adatable logistical structure. Thanks to its high quality milk requirements, Biolait offers its custumers a made to measure service.
Established throughout France, Biolait provides a quality raw material which contributes alongside its clients to the developpement of a variety of products (liquid milk, yoghurts, desserts, label cheeses ...) industrial as well as traditional.
A project with a human vocation
Solidarity between producers is at the heart of Biolait's project. They are all paid the same price, everywhere in France. Transparency is the key word in the internal workings of Biolait with regard to its producers.
This solidarity is also expressed by collecting the milk in difficult areas.
Concerned by a fair distribution of the added value between each operator, Biolait intends to develop a partnership with mutual respect between dairies and distributors.
A project with an environmental vocation
The environmental approach has always been present in the project of Biolait. Biolait provides a total traceability of its organic products.
All the 650 farms have the label "100 % organic farming". This label is the most successful label concerning the environment witch guarantees the production of the milk.
This environmental choice is also expressed through internal decisions about eco-construction (headquartered in the High Environmental Quality) and through the vehicles selection (trucks with EEV engines).
1994 : creation of the collection by six organic milk producers and first truck bought.
1994 à 2002 : development of the collection from the west of France to the north and in other France regions, including 40 departments.
2000 : tripartite partnership signature with the distributor "Biocoop", and several processing industries. Creation of the logo : "together for more meaning".
2002 : A growth crisis in the organic milk supply chain : the collection is reorganized. However, no producer is abandonned, thanks to a mutualisation of the milk price.
Avril 2006 : The association becomes a limited liability society. It manages the collection and the trade of organic cow's milk .
2007 : The "grenelle" of environment debate contributes to the growth of organic products consumption.
2009 : a lot of producers are joining us. Inauguration of the new head office in Saffré, near Nantes.
2013 : Biolait conts more than 1000 members and over 600 dairy farms, collects more than 100 millions litres.
Biolait SAS, it's :
180 millions litres of milk collected in 2016, first operator of organic milk in France.
57 departments collected, a multi-territorial collection, structuring the organic dairy sector.
More than 100 processing industries are delivered.
More than 250 products and branded organic milk products.
Biolait SAS (Société à Action Simplifié)
5 Rue des entrepreneurs
44 390 SAFFRE
02 51 81 52 38
By including solidarity at the heart of the milk production projects,a strong will to succeed is created which is the true DNA of our Producer Group.The historical partnership with Biocoop and the more recent one with SystemeU allows the establishment of a long term trade with mutual respect between the partners.
Biolait adapts to the requests and specifications of each processing industry so that the collections are organized in specific AOP areas that means including origin specification for the production of cheese from fresh milk.This supplementary high quality requirement is one of our producer group skills;we propose visits of these farms and we can maintain links among producers and dairy industries.
Since 2008 the organization of Biolait 's logistics has developped considerably,first with the computerized collection system and the dispatching of data collection ,there are 26 logistics platforms at the moment (2 of them are located in co-operatives).They help to cover the whole territory and to optimize the costs.
Collection exchanges with other dairies are added to this logistics organization. Below you will find the map of our logistics organization