Hungry for innovation
The question that never ceases to inspire us is how we can make our cookies even better. That’s why we continue to invest in innovation. We choose the best natural ingredients. We invent new and innovative recipes. And we transform them into delicious cookies that are the beating heart of our family business. Our state-of-the-art production lines and expert lab guarantee quality in every detail. As the finishing touch, we ensure high-quality packaging. Perfectly preserving their rich flavour and nutrition to enjoy later.
"You can almost taste the passions of each generation of our family business. My grandfather was the beloved baker of the village. My father was fascinated by the healing power of nature and applied it to his bread and pastries. And I inherited the genes of both, along with a pinch of technical know-how. I streamlined the processes, applying generations of acquired expertise. In so doing, we discovered the enormous potential of organic baby and children’s cookies where everything comes together: the baker’s craft, the power of nature and optimised production processes. A nice family gathering, you might say.”
- CEO Jos Corthouts -
From local bakery to global player
Joseph Corthouts and his wife start a very successful village bakery. With much love, they bake fresh bread, rolls and other delicacies in the early hours.
Good and well
Joseph’s son, Maurice Corthouts and his wife continue to expand the family bakery. Maurice has a healthy interest in the healing power of nature and applies it to his bread and pastries.
Jos Corthouts gives a helping hand at the bakery from a very young age. He later specialises in the technical side and streamlines the production processes. Together with his wife Mia, he further expands the organic bakery. From their new building, Belkorn begins production of Europe’s first-ever organic cookies!
Belkorn takes part in a number of international trade fairs which form the beginnings of several long-term and worldwide partnerships. In 1998, Belkorn wins the prestigious Hermes prize.
Room for expansion
To support the strong international growth, Belkorn invests in new premises covering an impressive 7,500 square metres.
Belkorn receives the coveted IFS certificaat, the universally recognised standard and guarantee in the domain of food security.
More and more cookies roll out of our ovens and into the wide world. To preserve their freshness, we invest in new state-of-the-art packaging lines.
Double the production capacity
The first production line reaches full capacity. The cookies hit the spot to such an extent that we decide to open a second production line.
A world with better cookies
Stubborn in our resolve, we decide only to bake for partners who share our vision on honest and healthy products. In the meantime, our customer portfolio grows to cover 25 countries. The nomination for an Export Lion in 2022 is yet another feather in the cap for our employees.
Worldwide demand for better cookies continues to rise. Which is why Belkorn continues to invest in the future. Our employees can count on a healthy work environment. We expand our infrastructure with new silos and create ground-breaking solutions for energy production. And in spite of the large volumes, we remain dedicated to reducing waste. Working every day for a world with better cookies.
Better cookies, in every respect
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Companies with a healthy appetite, individuals looking for better cookies, we are here to help you!