Milestones in the history of St. Paul

< 1985
Tijdlijn Kazen

9 generations ago, Willem Kuijl started a cheese trade, the succeeding generations remain in the cheese industry.


Brother and sister Kuijl develop themselves in the processed cheese sector and set up St. Paul in Lokeren for the production of processed cheese for the Belgian consumer.


New corporate identity and also the launch of a fully automated state-of-the-art production line with computer control, which functions as a European pilot plant. Today, this line is still the basis of the current production line, which is demonstrable in the processed cheese sector worldwide.


Production of functional processed cheese continues to roll and St. Paul stops producing processed cheese for consumers. St. Paul becomes a leader in the production of processed cheese for the B2B market.


Award for innovative techniques as the most modern industrial cheese factory in the world.


Implementation of a completely new processed cheese philosophy, namely the single treatment of every ingredient whereby a guarantee of constant quality can be given. This is the basis on which we still produce today.


St. Paul is getting a new corporate identity as we know it today.


Investment in new business premises in Sint Jansteen for further growth. This has resulted in a logistical expansion of 46,000 m2 of building and 130,000 m2 of land.


Startup St. Paul racing team. In which Dieter, together with his sons Wim, Tim and son-in-law Samuel, forms a team with which they drive 4 cars in the Belcar Historic Cup.


Family business St. Paul celebrates its 35th anniversary. This year there is also a takeover of the processed cheese activities Vika of the Swiss multinational Givaudan.


St. Paul is investing in three new production lines. Two fully automated mozzarella lines and a plant-based line. The mozzarella line is the basis of the partnership with Geris Dairy Solutions. This year also marks the completion of the renovation of the office building in St. Jansteen.


St. Paul and Koninklijke ERU forge a strategic alliance with the integration of Kasi Food in both companies.

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