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A FAMILY BUSINESSEstablished in 1920 by Monsieur Noël, master-miller, built up over nearly 50 years by Emile Noël junior, his son and the founder of the brand, the history of our oil mill continued through to the 3rd generation under the direction of his daughter Annick Garnier. Nowadays, it is the 4th generation that presides over the family business with Mr David Garnier, grandson of Emile Noël Junior in charge.
In 1981, Emile Noël decides to set up a cannery in parallel, in partnership with a professional chef.
The range of products bearing the “Emile Noël” brand continues to expand, from ready-made dishes to vinaigrettes, to mustards and southern specialities.
As for the range of Emile Noël organic oils, at the end of the 1980s it really begins to expand.
Emile Noël travels extensively to find the best raw materials and, whenever he can, meet the producers in the field.
As distribution networks are becoming increasingly structured, Emile Noël decides to turn exclusively to the specialised organic distribution channel.
Since Emile Noël is committed to lasting and sustainable relationships with his producers, it is at this time that he builds the sesame sector in Africa and Mali to guarantee incomes, quantities and funding to local producers.
Emile Noël, founder of the Huilerie Emile Noël, passes away on 28 September 2011 at the age of 82.
A visionary to the end, Emile Noël prepared well in advance for the rest of the story, entrusting his daughter Annick Garnier with the presidency of the company in 1994 and his grandson David Garnier with the general management in 2007.
David Garnier succeeds his mother Annick as president of Huilerie Emile Noël.
A fourth generation in the tradition of the Noël family, and a new perspective on the company’s development.
Emile Noël celebrates his centenary