Biobest Celebrates 30th Anniversary
During the weekend of Sept. 8-10, Biobest celebrated its 30 year anniversary with a series of events in and around its Westerlo, Belgium headquarters. More than 1,500 people participated in the celebration weekend.
“We’ve organized this celebration in honor of all the people who helped build Biobest into a leading global pollination and biocontrol company,” said Jean-Marc Vandoorne, Biobest CEO. “Biobest founder Roland De Jonghe, father of commercial bumblebee rearing, endowed his team with a pioneering spirit. A large number of loyal customers and dedicated co-workers share the merits for a unique story of 30 years uninterrupted growth. Hence, an invitation to these people and their families, to celebrate, was well deserved.”
Biobest’s international distributors gathered for international distributor days in Antwerp on Friday and Saturday. The event combined information exchange with time for networking and leisure activities. This group joined the Biobest employees for a birthday party at the site of the Biobest headquarters.
Activities continued on Sunday with an event for customers, employees and their families, attended by around 1,000 people. A company tour, with supporting video presentations, a lot of activities for children, and food and drinks were part of the closing day. Visitors also had the opportunity to visit the renovated offices.
“Thanks to our continued growth, there is a strong need but also the capability to invest in improved facilities,” said Vandoorne. “The new office floor at our headquarters is an important step that will enable us to further enhance our standards of service. We also have an ambitious program laid out for continued investments in our factories in Belgium and abroad. We are confident that this investment program will allow us to deal with a double challenge: keep up with rapidly growing demand and achieve a high standard of reliability of our production systems and supply chain.”