Pole Sud

"What if ice cream were art ?"

Over the last 30 years, we have developed 300 “homemade style” ice cream flavours, and every year we carry out over 1000 custom-made productions for restaurants of all sizes that entrust us with the realisation of their most original ideas.

We have asserted our identity as an ice cream maker by creating flavours rich in spices and seasonings, filled with fresh fruit and inspired by traditional gastronomic desserts from all around the world.

  • Information sheet

    Activity : Production and distribution of ice cream and sorbets
    4 400 000 litres of ice cream in 2013
    1 000 custom-made productions in 2013
    35 employees
    PRODUCTION SURFACE AREA : 2 500m² production factory in Lézignan-Corbières
    BRANDS : Pole Sud, Louise


1983Acquisition of Glaçon des Corbières, home delivery of ice cream, 5 employees
1985Moved to industrial zone: 800 m²
1987Beginnings in Toulouse
1988Beginnings in Bordeaux – 200m² extension- Choice of the Pole Sud brand
1990Subsdiary in Barcelona – 1 600m3 freezer extension – Conversion to French SA (public limited company)
1991Beginnings in Nîmes – acquisition of Sorbets de Fréorgues in Montpellier – First retail sales – specialist of
individual ice creams.
1993Start of quality assurance program – acquisition of glaces Jani in Fumel (Lot et Garonne)
1994Takeover of glaces Polaire in Toulouse, “the best vanilla ice cream in Toulouse”.
1995Beginnings in Madrid and Cavaillon: 55 employees
1996Acquisition of the Lezoux workshop (2000m²) – Beginnings in Paris and Marseille, Tarragona – 60 employees
1997Opening in Valence (Drôme) – 72 employees
2000Beginnings in Lyons
2001Acquisition of Baggi ice-creams “the best chocolate ice cream in Paris” – Distribution agreement with
Le Gourmet Parisien
2002Food service becomes the primary objective – 120 employees
2003Consolidation of production activities in Lézignan – Beginnings in Chambéry
Distribution agreement with Bevanar in Switzerland.
2005Beginnings in London and Nantes
2006Beginnings in Metz, Brussels, Leeds, Birmingham, Rennes and Llerida – 150 employees
2007Production surface area is doubled – 180 employees – Beginnings in Rouen
The Company obtains BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification, a standard that guarantees to our customers
that the products that we produce are healthy, safe and legal.

Brands of La Compagnie des Desserts