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Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Strategic Choice for Limagrain Europe
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Preactor International, the world’s leading specialist planning and scheduling Software Company today announced that it has been selected by Limagrain Europe for the planning of its laboratory operations at its site in Riom, France.

Limagrain Europe is one of the major field seed companies in Europe and is a subsidiary of Groupe Limagrain, the European leader in the breeding and production of corn and wheat seeds for professional growers. As a major European supplier, Limagrain Europe markets its products in approximately 50 countries through its subsidiaries and distribution partnerships.

According to Sylvain Lartiges, Head of Laboratory and Jean-Paul Maisonneuve, Head of Production for Active Genotyping, the Preactor Finite Capacity Scheduling solution was chosen to replace Limagrain Europe’s existing planning system because it was the solution best able to satisfy the company’s specific requirements for reliability and optimising resource utilisation. Preactor is also able to quickly and comprehensively take into consideration a wide range of various constraints in addition to simulating different schedules and providing ‘what if’ scenarios

Thierry Faguet, Director of Preactor Europe adds, "Our implementation team is currently working on completing the interface with Limagrain Europe’s existing business system and we anticipate that this should become operational in the coming weeks." He continues, "We are very pleased with this business win as we only started targeting this industry sector in the last quarter of 2009. This new contract confirms that the Laboratories & Controls sector is increasingly focussing on solutions that might previously have been regarded as dedicated to the industrial world. Our Laboratories & Controls solution corresponds exactly to the needs of this sector and the time and productivity savings that can be achieved are considerable."

About Limagrain Europe

A subsidiary of Group Limagrain (6000 employees worldwide and a 2009 turnover of 1.2 billion Euros), Limagrain Europe employs 1200 people.

From research to commercialisation, our processes are rigorously controlled so that we can offer our customers high quality products that meet their needs and reflect market developments.

Limagrain Europe markets its products through its Advanta ®, LG and Nickerson brands across almost 50 countries by its European subsidiaries and direct export service.

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Advanta ® is a registered trademark of Advanta Netherlands Holdings BV.

For technical information, contact:
Jean-Paul Maisonneuve
Limagrain Europe
+ 33 (0) 473671755