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Garnier has been a specialist in elaborated fruit for more than 30 years. Thanks to a unique and innovative technology, the company cold candy fruit in such a way as to preserve the intact texture, freshness and taste of the fruit. Since the takeover of the company in 2008, Gelpass has been perpetuating Garnier’s know-how and is constantly evolving to better satisfy its customers around the world. Semi-candied fruit (Perlés®), strips of semi-candied citrus peel (Cheveux d’ange®) and fruit purees are now sold under the Nature Créative® brand.


The expert in elaborated fruits

Gelpass group places innovation at the heart of its development with an investment of €300,000 in two new candying churns and R&D pilot equipment in 2019. Our customers, 30% of whom are exporters, place their trust in us.


8 500m²

of surface area





750 tons

of production capacity per year


5 candying churns


1 candying churn

dédicated to R&D


6 000 palets

in cold storage

From Garnier to Nature Créative®: the same passion for fruit

It all began in 1979 with Monsieur Garnier, a fruit enthusiast whose ambition was to preserve the organoleptic qualities of the fresh fruit. Mr. Garnier developed a unique and innovative technology: cold candying fruit and became a pioneer of fruit coulis in France.

Quickly recognised by French industrialists and chefs, Garnier’s know-how was exported from Europe to Asia in the 1990s.

For more than 10 years, the Gelpass group has been perpetuating and developing the know-how of Garnier. Through strong innovations, we mobilise our creative energy in research and development. Today, Garnier products are marketed under the Nature Créative® brand name.

Our Nature Créative® products are divided into three categories:



A product quality approach focused on innovation

For more than 10 years, the production site has been certified IFS at the highest level.

In order to guarantee the excellence of the products, the company is constantly looking for improvement. Our R&D teams are currently mobilised on a project to naturalise all our recipes towards the 100% Clean Label. We are also developing our products towards organic products with already 2 references: Organic Lemon and Organic Orange Perlé®.


Garnier: an actor in sustainable development

The Francep-Garnier production site is committed to sustainable development. The company is ISO 14001 certified.

In order to reduce its environmental impact, Francep-Garnier chooses refrigerants with low warming potential rather than gases. With a CO2 plant for negative refrigeration and a system using R1234ze and glycol water for positive refrigeration, the global warming potential (GWP) is less than or equal to 1.

To promote energy recuperation, a 10 m2 hot water recuperation tank is used to heat the plant and to defrost the evaporators.

Finally, the production site has been designed to reduce noise and visual pollution towards the neighbourhood (landscaping integration is ensured by wooden cladding).


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