René Op de Beeck starts his activities as independent owner of an AVEVE shop, basically selling animal feed and fertilisers.
Geert Op de Beeck takes over his father’s activities. In addition, the first potato by-products from Belgian processing companies are being sold as animal feed.
Op de Beeck NV is founded as the umbrella company for all activities.
The first loads of champost are being sold as the “new” soil improvers.
Orgacom BVBA is founded.
Bark is being sold as a horticultural product.
The manure warehouse in Kallo is completed. Op de Beeck BVBA is granted an environmental permit for the processing of manure at this location.
Establishment of Compofert NV. This company is a trader of organic fertilisers.
The animal feed and manure processing activities are separated and Agrophil SPRL is founded. The activities on the separate Philippeville site are launched.
Foundation of Op de Beeck BVBA, exclusively operating in the horticultural business.
The current composting plant in Kallo (Spigot hard-floor tunnels) becomes operational.
Apart from organic residues that are processed into animal feed, from now on organic waste is also processed into energy mixes and other products for anaerobic digestion purposes.
The first biogas plant of the Op de Beeck Group becomes operational in Kallo.
The warehouse for processing and unpacking organic wastes becomes operational on the Kallo site.
The Op de Beeck Group administrative headquarters is transferred from Bouwel to the current offices in Olen.
Acquisition of the Henrard SA transport company.
Establishment of Biogas Solutions. As a result, Agrophil, only processing GMP+/FCA waste for animal feed purposes, and Biogas Solutions, processing organic wastes and by-products for anaerobic digestion, are clearly separated.
The new biogas plant in Kallo, with a 3 MWh capacity, becomes operational following a fire in the former installation.
A new fully automatic unpacking line for soft packaged organic waste is put into operation on the Kallo site.
The biogas plant in Kallo is expanded. In addition, investments are made in a vegetable oil recovery plant and a drying plant that may be used for drying various kinds of waste streams.
Group Op de Beeck puts into operation the industrial evaporator for the processing of digestate and highly contaminated organic waste and process waters into dischargeable water on the one hand and nutrient-rich by-products on the other hand.
The new BTP site is fully operational, reresenting a processing capacity of 150,000 m³ of raw bark/year with an indoor storage capacity of 20,000 m³.
The new biogas unit at the Kallo site is taken into service, together with the new CHP unit, resulting in a total capacity of 7.5 MWh.
Acquisition of the ‘Vervoer Schellens BVBA’ transport company.
The new storage hall of BTP in Tocha is put into operation, with an annual capacity of 100.000 m³ of rough bark to be stored, handled and purified.
At the Kallo site 4 new storage silos are installed (capacity of 4.000 m³), the processing hall for the organic waste treatment is extensively renovated and an extra CHP unit is taken into service, resulting in a total capacity of 8.6 MWh.