Timelessly delicious
History

Since 1886, we have never changed the original recipe.
You can enjoy the same delicious taste for more than 130 years.

1886

DEVOS MARRIES LEMMENS

Henri Devos starts, together with his wife, the production of pickles and gherkins in Antwerp. At the same time they also manage a butchery.

1906

SALE OF THE BUTCHERY

Because of the increasing success of their artisanal products, they sell the butchery and move the production of the spices to Hoboken. A little bit later they also start producing mustard.

1920

PRODUCTION OF MAYONNAISE

Devos Lemmens starts the production of mayonnaise which immediately covered a large part of the new factory. At that time they didn't have any idea that this product would later become the flagship of their product range.

1936

FIFTY YEARS

Devos Lemmens celebrates its 50th anniversary by building a vinegar factory, in order to be able to produce on a large scale. In 1936, the product range consisted of pickles, capers and mayonnaise.

1959

NEW SITES

New sites are purchased, mainly for the storage of vegetables.

1965

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COMPANY (Ltd.)

Devos Lemmens becomes a Limited Company. The capital is set at 10,14 million Belgian francs, and the products are being sold in more than 70 countries.

1966

COMMERCIAL MERGER

Devos Lemmens merges with De Blauwe Hand. They move to Puurs, where they can dispose of a new industrial area at the price of 1,60 euros per square meter. Today, the offices and production site are still located here.

1968

MERGER WITH IMPERIAL

Devos Lemmens Ltd. merges with Imperial Product Ltd. Both family companies become a part of the holding Continental Foods,with a 50-50% ownership. The total turnover is 550 million Belgian francs.

1986

100 YEARS

Devos Lemmens celebrates its 100th anniversary.

1996

MAYOLIVE

Devos Lemmens launches "Mayolive", the first mayonnaise with olive oil.

2001

LIGHT SAUCES

Devos Lemmens launches its "Light sauces", which immediately became successful on the market of cold sauces.

2007

Mayonnaise
AND SQUEEZE

Devos Lemmens launches mayonnaise in a new practical top down "squeeze" bottle.

2008

Vinaigrettes & Veg’Up

Devos Lemmens starts producing and selling vinaigrettes and a ketchup Veg'Up.

2009

MINI-SQUEEZE

New format of the top down "squeeze" bottle, 300ml.

2011

125 YEARS

Devos Lemmens celebrates its 125th anniversary.

2012

Warm
sauces

Devos Lemmens develops a range of classic warm sauces. Today, Devos Lemmens produces mayonnaises, condiments, cold sauces, vinaigrettes, warm sauces and vegetable sauces.

2016

ALREADY 130 YEARS OF TASTE !

To celebrate its 130th anniversary, Devos Lemmens repacked your favourite mayonnaise in 6 exclusive wrapped jars to take you on a journey through 130 years of history. History changed a lot. But our mayonnaise is still the same. Since more than 130 years!