1927 Founding of Wouters NV by Mr. Wouters, specialising in raw materials for bakeries. The company was based in Antwerp.
1988 Founding of Granimex NV by the Van den Berghe family. Granimex packed and distributed animal fats for human consumption.
Granimex was based in Bavegem (Wetteren region).
1990 Expansion of the production capacity at Granimex NV for the filling and packaging of vegetable oils and fats. Introduction of the ‘Larbel’ (lard), ‘Fribel’ (beef fat), and ‘Palmax’ (palm) brands.
1994 Acquisition by the Van den Berghe family of Wouters NV company.
1997 – 2000 Construction of a new production site for Granimex NV and Wouters NV in Lokeren, E17 industrial zone. Installation of filling lines, mixing units, and packaging lines for liquid oils, powders, and fats and further development of bread improvers in paste and powder form. The site was fully HACCP, FSSC (formerly ISO), and FCA-certified.