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Background

1927> Mr. Wouters sets up J.H.Wouters N.V

1988> The Van den Berghe family sets up Granimex N.V.
Packaging and distribution of animal fats for human consumption 
Located in Bavegem (near Wetteren) 

1990> Expansion of the capacity of Granimex NV
Filling and packaging of vegetable oils and vegetable fats
Launch of the following brands “Larbel” (lard), “Fribel” (beef fat) and “Palmax” (palm kernel oil)

1994> Take-over of the WOUTERS company, operating in the bakery sector and manufacturer of pastes and bread preparation powders and wholesaler of raw materials for bakeries (including Trennwax, Bakemark and Kessko)

1996 - 1999>Construction of new production site for Granimex and Wouters in Lokeren, Industriezone E17
Installation filling line, mixing equipment and packaging line for liquid oils
Installation filling line, mixing equipment and packaging line for fats
Installation filling line, mixing equipment and packaging line for powders
Installation warehouse and offices 

2000> Official inauguration of the new production site
HACCP, ISO, GMP, KOSHER (in response to specific request), BLIK (organic oils and fats) approved

2003> Installation production line for high-quality bakery margarines
New management takes over
Expansion of export markets 

2004> Launch of new range of deep-frying oils, deep-frying fats and oil specialities - GRANI

2005> Expansion of storage capacity (fats and oils)
Production line is split up into mixing and packaging for fats 

2006-2007> Expansion of production capacity

2009> Arrival of the third generation, Jan and Wim van Den Berghe take over the general management of the family group of companies. They continue the vision and mission of the group.
Launch of the “Cruzer”, innovative packaging for institutional catering.