Our History

1959
  • Alfred Albert Joseph Ladriere, born in Feluy on April 24 1898, built a Jam manufacturing plant in Feluy, Belgium.
  • The name of the company was LAMA stating for Ladriere – Mattagne (the name of his wife).

1961
  • His son, Guy Ladriere, joined him and took the position of Sales Director. Guy extended the activities of the company in the trading of various bakery supplies.

1980
  • Didier Ladriere joined his father in the fam ily business and became the General Manager of LAMA et fils.

1987
  • Didier Ladriere, creates the company Fruibel Industry in Beligum, specialized in the production of bakery ingredients. The company has only few employees.

1990
  • The company invests in a brand new factory of 30.000 sq. ft. The Manpower reaches 50 employees.

1995
  • Fruibel wins the Belgian export awardee and celebrates a production of 500 metric tons a month.

1996
  • The certification ISO 2001 is granted to Fruibel. Manpower reaches 120 employees.

1997
  • Fruibel is exporting to more than 40 countries. The production reaches 700 metric tons a month.

1998
  • Didier Ladriere creates AFC company and invests in the production of fine Belgian chocolate for pastry chefs.

1999
  • Fruibel Asia is created in Subic, the Philippines.

2000
  • The production of chocolate reaches 2000tons with 150 employees

2001
  • The Belgian leg of Fruibel is sold to an European sugar group. Fruibel Asia becomes DLA Naturals, owned by Didier Ladriere.

2008
  • DLA Naturals reorganizes its activities to increase its support to the customers. Damien Ladriere, son of the chairman, joins the company.
  • The company sells 100tons a month of various products.

2010
  • The company celebrates its 10th anniversary in Subic as well as its certifications ISO 22000:2005.

2012
  • DLA Naturals increases its production and warehouse capabilities by more than 50%

2014
  • DLA Naturals becomes a FSSC 22000 certified company.

2015
  • DLA Naturals improves its corporate image and introduce an elegant black packaging to its market.
  • DLA exhibits to more than 15 exhibitions a year.
  • The production in Subic reaches 350tons a month.

2016
  • DLA Naturals build new warehousing facilities to accommodate the increased demands from its customers