1962: The company GOPEX (Groupement d’Orientation de Production et d’Exportation des semences de pommes de terre) is formed when the group of seed potato producers in Brittany is created.
1990-1995: Following the Gulf War at the beginning of 1991 and the collapse of the Iraqi market, the structure was split into two companies :
– GOPEX Distribution for trade and production (100% subsidiary of Bretagne Plants).
– Sica Bretagne Plants for the producers’ group, varietal creation, crop control and in vitro multiplication.
1995-2000: In November 1995, Gopex becomes a 50% subsidiary of Bretagne Plants and 50% of Even Agri.
2001-2018: In 2001, the group is taken over by 24 shareholders of the Société des Producteurs Bretons, and is then managed by Pierre Cadiou.
2018: With the retirement of Pierre Cadiou, the company is bought by the Florimond Desprez Group. From 2020, Gopex’s activities are integrated into SPE, a subsidiary of the Florimond Desprez Group, based in Brittany and specialising in the production and sale of seed potatoes.