One of Flanders Investment & Trade’s former Foreign Investment of the Year nominees, Alpro was founded back in 1980 as part of Flanders-based food firm Vandemoortele. What started as an experiment with soy drinks grew into the European market leader offering a range of more than 120 plant-based products, from beverages to yogurt, pudding and ice cream.
But the path of success is far from over. Over the next 5 years, Alpro will invest EUR 30 million in Flanders and the UK to reduce its environmental impact and develop fully recyclable packaging for its drinks, yogurts and desserts. Two-thirds of the investment amount will be channeled into the Wevelgem plant, which was the scene of another major investment in 2018, when Alpro opened a new warehouse and innovation center.