From Chemicals to a diversified « Green » industrial Group
1898 : Creation of Floridienne S.A., company listed on the stock exchange, specialized in the extraction and production of phospates from Florida.
1928 : Investment on the site of Ath, Belgium.
1965 : Launch of a lead-based stabilisers production.
1982 : Creation of the subsidiary Floridienne Chimie and transformation of Floridienne S.A. into a holding company.
1990 : Investment in the snail business. Start of the Food Division.
1996 : Purchase of SNAM, company specialized in the recycling of batteries.
1999 : Start of the Lifescience Division.
2007 : Merge Sidech-MCP, creating MCP Group.
2011 : Sale of MCP Group to 5N Plus, and consolidation of the Life Sciences Division.
06/2014 : Sale of the assets of Floridienne Chimie.
2016 : Delimed and Turita, which specialise in pickled products, joined the Gourmet Food Division, giving it a Mediterranean products supply plant in Bulgaria.
2017 : Floridienne acquires a majority stake through its subsidiary Biobest S.A. in Real IPM Group making Biobest the East-African leader in Integrated Pest Management. In addition to the acquisition of Real IPM, Biobest continued its geographic consolidation with Imex (Mexico), historical distributor of its Mexican subsidiary, with Borregaard, Biobest’s Danish distributor which that operates on the Scandinavian markets, and with Symbiose, which distributes the company’s products in France.
2019 : Merge of Gartal Mareval S.A.S. and Etablissements Doussot S.A.S., and Altesse S.A. and Merydis S.A. within the Gourmet Food Division.
2020 : Floridienne completed the sale of IKA Group and makes the largest acquisition in its history with Beneficial Insectary Inc.
2021 : The Group completed the sale of its subsidiary Gel manche S.A.S. as well as the disposal of its majority stake in the company Salm Invest S.A.