Dicofoods is a family business specialised in the product and marketing of frozen vegetables, fruit and herbs. Our story began around 50 years ago in rural West Flanders, Belgium.
1980: Formation of Dicogel
Roger Dick, one of the founders of Westfro in 1971 and a vegetable IQF trailblazer, formed his own company, Dicogel in 1980. The first sprouts rolled off the production line on New Year’s Eve 1979.
1984: Formation of Begro
Begro had made a name for itself as a supplier of sliced carrots for the preserved and frozen market. In 1984 the company launched its own vegetable freezing activities.
2001: Dicogel Mouscron
After a fire, Dicogel relocated to a new plant in Mouscron. The first peas were frozen there on 20 July 2001.
2002: Dicogel Begro
Dicogel and Begro were merged into a single company, owned by the Dick family. Heavy investments followed in new production lines, IT systems, logistics and storage.
Dicofoods was founded to continue the commercial consolidation. This next step strengthens our group identity, unity and market position.