Soly - concentré de satisfaction

Discover The
Soly's
touch

We have been sharing
our love of excellence
with you for the past 40 years

Packed with satisfaction !

Packed with satisfaction !

To provide you every single day with perfect quality, a healthy quantity and excellent ripeness of products, always delivered as promised : this is what the savoir-faire of SOLY can promise you.

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Love Story A passion for the product that we offer by means of three kinds of complementary expertise.

  • import
  • marché
  • murisserie

Import,
storage and
packing

From its very beginnings, SOLY’s ambition has been to commercialise only good products and the best varieties according to provenance and season, guided by a policy of best price, so as to please clients and end-users.

Driven by this logic and always seeking to enhance our performance, the company has focused its attention on the quality of the products we import and on the conditions under which these products have been grown: environmental concerns, social conditions, reasonable use of phyto-sanitary products.

Our products are sourced in Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain, etc.), on the fringes of Europe (Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Poland, etc.) or from distant locations (Argentina, Brazil, Central America, South Africa, West Africa, etc.). Our main products are imported from near or far: pears, citrus fruits, raisins, almonds, kiwis, various Italian vegetables.

Client satisfaction

Quality of products and of service

Variety of fruits and vegetables

The Lyon-Corbas' wholesale market

AN ATTRACTIVE NEW HUB! 

Every day, the “SOLY Market” team guarantees the sale of fruit and vegetables from diverse sources, with perfect expertise and management of fresh produce ripening to perfection, thanks to a human and logistical infrastructure that operates like a well-oiled machine.

Our face-to-face sales are founded on the strong relationship qualities of our sales teams and their desire to satisfy our clients. They combine the expertise of our sellers with a convivial way of doing business, which allows for comparing the best available offer at any moment. This means that clients can try out new products, while still getting the best available price by mutual agreement.

The art of ripening

Flawless customer service !

Every single day we aim for perfection in terms of order-fill ratio, so as to guarantee client satisfaction.
We source the best products for each moment of the year and we are perfectly positioned in the banana market to offer our clients a genuine asset in terms of responsiveness and professionalism. Our ability to anticipate this fast changing market means we can respond appropriately to all clients needs.

A savoir-faire founded on 40 years’ experience: a guarantee of optimal quality.

Since 1977 we have been deploying our expertise in the ripening and marketing of bananas.
Currently, our production is organised around a technical depot of 5,000 m², which has 40 ripening chambers.

Our ripening capacity: 60,000 pallets per week.

The bananas that we market come from some of the best production areas in the world: Brazil, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. These sources guarantee a reliable product quality all year long.

The Love One

Fruits and vegetables
carefully selected every day
throughout the world

Bananas

Banana is a fruit consumed all year-round. This fruit, particularly wealthy in trace elements is traditionally consumed ripened “yellow” after having been forwarded “green” by the maritime way to the ripening installations of Soly Import. The ripening technique consists in transforming the state of the banana keeping the control of this process thanks to the heat and ehtylen addition provided by the specific installations. Every day, the produce is subjected to a thorough control in order to  correspond to consumers expectations.

French vegetables

Main produces from these productions are winter vegetable as cabbages,  broccolis, artichokes and chicories.

Italian vegetables

The supply of fresh vegetables from the production area placed in « Pouilles », Calabria and Sicilia, three times per week,  bring to our costumers quality, freshness and regularity.

Oranges

We offer to our custom a follow-up in oranges from Spain but we differentiate our offer according to the 3 special features :

the orange Washington Navel of Sicilia, at the same time fleshy and sweet with a light acidity very typical from January to April. Sicilia, the origin of predilection for this produce,  give us alsojuicy and aromatics Tarocco recognizable by the amber colored.

The “ Maltese” of Tunisia (near cousin of the Tarocco) complete the assortment of the departments between January and April for the happiness of the squeezed oranges lovers in the middle of winter.

Finally, to offer good juce during the summer, when it is hot in Europe, we carry and commercialize oranges from the South hemisphere especially the Valencias and the South-Africa and Brazil Navel.

Pear

According to the season and to complete the range and the french pears assortments, we refine and commercialize different varieties of pears which have “same feature”: they are juicy, sweet  and  tasty !

Grapefruit

The grapefruit mainly comes from Spain, during the winter period in Europe. This origin is completed by the famous grapefruit of Florida Star Ruby and Ruby Red. At the end of the spring and during the summer and the autumn, we commercialize the origin of Argentina, South Africa and Mexico.

Grape

From June, the first « table grape Victoria » arrive on the consumers tables. Always attentive to the gustative quality of the produce, we have the objective of commercialize a grape beyond 14°Brix, to bring satisfaction to the consumers. After, there are the varieties Black-Magic in black grape and moreover, the variety Red Globe and Italia, well-known by the consumers starting from September in the department…

Salad and ratatouille

The tomato is at the heart of our plate under many forms. Before above all, we pay attention to the taste and to the produce ripening in order to satisfy the consumer. The aubergine and courgette are as many local production and French during the season, as the transport from Spain and Morocco during the winter season. The salad is offered under several varieties: lettuce, escarole, curly, oak-leaf  lettuce, iceberg and lamb’s lettuce.

Lemon

The tomato is at the heart of our plate under many forms. Before above all, we pay attention to the taste and to the produce ripening in order to satisfy the consumer. The aubergine and courgette are as many local production and French during the season, as the transport from Spain and Morocco during the winter season. The salad is offered under several varieties: lettuce, escarole, curly, oak-leaf  lettuce, iceberg and lamb’s lettuce.

Summer fruits

Main produces that we commercialize during the heart of the summertime mainly come from French soil near to our installations in the Rhône-Alpes region. They are mainly completed by production from Italia and Spain : melon, watermelon, peach, nectarine, strawberries, cherries and apricots.

Clementines

Behind what are ordinarily called clementines lies a whole list of different varieties: oronules, clemenules, clemenvillas, hernandines, ortaniques, fortunas, nadarcots, afourers, etc.! And many more depending on their country of origin.

 

Tropical fruits

Mangoes, principally from Brazil, Ivory Coast, Spain and Peru throughout most of the year. For pineapples, the main variety we offer is the Extra Sweet variety from Costa Rica.

Just
on
Time

A tried and tested
process right up
to final delivery

Producer
sourcing

Client visits
Measuring needs
Choice of shipping company
and port of arrival
Importation planning

Harvesting

Original packaging
Container loading

Sea freight
(12 to 20 days)

Arrival at
a European
port

Unloading
Phyto check
Clearance

Land
transport to
Corbas

Reception
and sorting

Placing in ripening
chamber or refrigerated chamber
according to product

Packaging
according
to client needs

Pre-despatch
check

The
right
guy

Associates who love their work,
whose versatility and availability
guarantee your satisfaction.

Sofiane

Abdel

Patrick

Farid

Manou

Silas

Sylvianne

Frédéric

Chehidi

Romuald

Grégory

François

Komlan

Christophe

Mohamed

Christophe


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Store
Wholesale market of Lyon Corbas
69 Rue Marcel Merieux
69960 Corbas
Tél : +33 (0)4 78 37 78 44
Fax : +33 (0)4 78 92 81 97

Head office
Delivery Warehousse
and bananas' ripening plants

Pôle alimentaire
51 Rue Marcel Mérieux
69960 Corbas

Tél. + 33 (0) 4 78 42 64 48
Fax. + 33 (0) 4 78 42 26 22