1959: The company was established in Ramsdonk - 10 km north of Brussels- by the ‘Vrancaert’ family. This family-owned business started with the production of Belgian waffles and biscuits. It extended its activities by adding a range of traditional Belgian Chocolates under the ‘Vrancaert’ brandname.
1972-1977: The American multinational ‘Borden Foods Inc.’ gradually acquired the ownership of Vrancaert. With the acquisition of ‘Suzy’ waffles in 1979, the industrial baking activities were expanded.
1982: Borden Inc. re-organized its European activities and the production of all bakery products moved to the ‘Suzy’ plant in Buizingen (Brussels). The ‘ReaLemon’ lemonjuice – n° 1 brand in the USA – launched in Europe with the installation of a production line at Borden Belgium in Ramsdonk. Production, marketing and sales of ‘ReaLemon’ was successfully expanded in Europe, Middle – & Far East.
1986: Borden Belgium scaled up its production of Belgian truffles to an industrial level. Making sure that their knowledge, craftsmanship and the reputation of traditional Belgian chocolates was successfully linked to an efficient and qualitative industrial approach.
1998: After a management buy-out, Borden Belgium became ‘Meroso Foods’. The existing know-how, experience and international approach, implemented by a lean and dynamic management team were and are the base to further expansion. Meroso Foods is a leading player in niche market segments, both with ‘ReaLemon’/’ReaLime’ juices and ‘Lemaître’ Belgian Chocolate truffles.
We offer specialty food products that make a difference, creating a long term value, benefiting our customers.
We achieve this by consistently keeping our focus on quality, efficiency, flexibility and innovation.
Quality has always been a key trait at Meroso Foods. Quality is in our products, is found again in the high standards followed during production and yet again in our customer service. Our standards reach both BRC and IFS quality certification at the highest possible level since 2001!
We strive for sustainable and ethical business conduct.
Meroso Foods were one of the first to offer chocolate truffles with UTZ chocolate and RSPO certified palm oil to a number of clients. We use solar panels to cover our energy needs. With a constant focus on reducing waste and energy consumption, we do our utmost to face environmental issues.
To empower and improve our efforts, we are member of SEDEX.
Meroso foods is a medium sized highly efficient company. Our team, lean and enthusiastic, has a direct approach and a dynamic way of working. The sales, production and quality teams work to present you tailor-made product concepts, which can be offered under our house-brands and also with your own private label.
Meroso Foods helps its customers in their search for innovative products. Our flexible organization is assisted by a highly skilled quality team dedicated to developing new product concepts.