HISTORY OF PAVAILLER MACHINERY SALES INC. NEW JERSEY USA
Pavailler Machinery Sales Inc, New Jersey, USA was acquired by Baker Perkins in 1980, together with its parent, Pavailler SA, Valance, France, as part of the move to develop a broader presence in the international bakery market, Pavailler SA designed and manufactured in France and Italy a range of machinery and ovens for small 'artisan' bakeries. – specialising in the production of French bread, particularly the "baguette". and also had a substantial export business to Africa and the Middle East..
Pavailler Machinery Sales Inc. employed a Manager, 2 secretaries and a Baker/Sales trainee in a 2,000 sq. ft. building, split into offices, workshop and showroom area. Almost all sales were packages of equipment for new bakeries - the baker/sales trainee being hired out to customers to help them get into business. It sold about sixty ovens per year, representing approximately half of its total turnover of some $2.5M (1982), the remainder being various items of bakery equipment.
All equipment sold was supplied by the parent company, 50% of sales being concluded between Pavailler and the end-user, most of the remainder being sold through commission salesmen. A small proportion was through regional dealers.
Pavailler Machinery Sales Inc. was sold by APV in 1994 together with the rest of the Pavailler business.
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