The history of margarine in the Lacroix family as reworker-salters in Grâce-Hollogne (Liège, Belgium) goes back to 1919.
The Lacroix family decide to manufacture their own products. The early years will be very hard.
Hope of success looms on the horizon. Unfortunately, the threat of world conflict becomes more menacing and culminates in World War II.
The factory’s operations are stopped and the building is destroyed during the conflict.
The Lacroix family goes back to square one and founds a new margarine factory.
Production is oriented towards margarines and fats for the bakery and pastry industry.
Already at that time, the company enjoys a very envied reputation as a maker of margarine for puff pastry and croissants.
Constitution of a private company with limited liability (S.P.R.L).
Acquisition and outfitting of more appropriate premises on the current site (5000 m²) in Flémalle.
A continuous crystallization line is put into service.
The S.P.R.L becomes an S.A. (joint-stock company). A second crystallization line is set up.
Extension of the buildings and grounds, for a total area of more than 12,000 square metres. Two new lines are added to the existing lines.
The mixing process is entirely automated. The buildings are brought to HACCP standards.
The offices and workspace are re-organized to emphasise personalized reception.
The surroundings on the outside are also redone, with a fence and access management, plus greenery to set off a brand-new facade.
ISO 9002 certification.
The layout and outfitting of the buildings such as we know them today are coming to an end.
Our raw material warehousing facilities are increased.
Certisys certification of our organic margarine range.
We open our doors to the general public on Wallonia’s “Découverte Entreprise” (Business Discovery) day.
Two new packaging lines (for 500 g sticks and 2 kg slices) are created.
Unveiling of our new installations.
Installation of the ERP system.
Upgrading of the automated process machinery.
Doubling of the blending lines.
Implementation of quality system FSSC 22000.
FSSC 22000 Certification.
The extras that we offer …
Great responsiveness to demand on the oils and fats market
Flexible, versatile structure
Adaptation to your wishes and process needs
Our multidisciplinary teams are there to help you with all your developments
Creation of customized products