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.
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.
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.
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.
New sites are purchased, mainly for the storage of vegetables.
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.
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.
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.
Devos Lemmens celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Devos Lemmens launches "Mayolive", the first mayonnaise with olive oil.
Devos Lemmens launches its "Light sauces", which immediately became successful on the market of cold sauces.
Devos Lemmens launches mayonnaise in a new practical top down "squeeze" bottle.
Vinaigrettes & Veg’Up
Devos Lemmens starts producing and selling vinaigrettes and a ketchup Veg'Up.
New format of the top down "squeeze" bottle, 300ml.
Devos Lemmens celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Devos Lemmens develops a range of classic warm sauces. Today, Devos Lemmens produces mayonnaises, condiments, cold sauces, vinaigrettes, warm sauces and vegetable sauces.
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!