About us

ION MOS is a family owned company supplying ingredients to food processing plants. The company was established in 1992 in Bucharest and we are now active in 20 countries.

In Romania we have 3 plants for dry blends ( one of them specialized for Halal products ), one for liquids, an application center to support the r&d activity as well as ato logistic system. There are 130 employees and the yearly turnover is 23 million Euro.



Our history began in 1992 when our company started to sell the first ingredients (spices, casings and auxiliaries) to the Romanian meat processors. In a few years, our company became the agent for Romania for different companies in the food ingredients area, such as Solae (the largest soy protein manufacturer in the world), Avebe (the largest potato starch manufacturer in the world), Buddenheim (manufacturer of phosphates), Marcel Carrageenan (manufacturer of carrageenan), Indasia (a spice expert from Germany), Gelita (the largest gelatin manufacturer in the world), Veos (manufacturer of animal protein), Oskuda (part of Kalle Group, manufacturer of artificial casings from Europe), Galactic (manufacturer of lactic acid) and so on.


In 1999 we started to manufacture our own products. We developed our first spices & additives mixtures, functional blends and meat flavors for the meat processing industry under the “Helmut Grun” brand. The production facility was small and we had an output of maximum 2 tones per day.


In 2003 we built our own technical facility as a pilot plant in order to be able to test all the meat products developed. The pilot plant is a miniaturized meat processing facility where we can try and develop new products before we propose them to our customers.


In 2005 we started to build our first factory in Dragomiresti based on our own production know how and plans. The factory began its operation in 2006 and it has a potential output of 40 tones per day.


In 2005 we started our own subsidiary in Chisinau, Moldavian Republic. It was a normal step into a neighbouring country, in which the official language is the same as ours. It was important as it offered us access to an entire new range of tastes, helping us to create new products for the entire former USSR market. What we have learned from this experience was the basis for our later development.


In 2008 we started our first business in Ukraine, establishing ION MOS OOO in Kiev. Later that year we moved our company to Kharkov in order to be closer to the main producers in the country. The business in Ukraine has grown stable in the first years and has become our second market after Romania since 2010.


In 2010 we established our Russian company in Belgorod. The start was very difficult having many, many problems with the local and general authorities. One of the major problems were the special approvals that we needed for each product introduced on the Russian market.


In 2011 we built our own mill to grind spices. As we had many problems with the quality of the already grounded spices, we have decided to import only spices in their natural form (whole or leaves) and to grind them ourselves. We have installed a very modern grinding installation that is using LNO to reduce the temperature of the spices to -80 C before grinding. With this procedure we are keeping most of the volatile oils inside the grounded spice.


Most of the companies in our field work with several plants in order to be sure that in case of a problem all the customers are served. Using the same approach, we have built our third plant for manufacturing blends in Braila in 2012. The plant was expanded in 2016 in order to be able to produce 30 tones per day.


In 2013 we opened our company in Czech Republic. The company was established to sell our products on the two markets, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Also, the company is providing technical assistance to our distributors from Poland and Croatia.


In 2016 we celebrated 24 years of activity in the food industry, with more than 40% market share in Romania, thousands of recipes tested in our laboratory and produced in our factories and the Helmut Grun brand as one of the most respected locally and internationally.

Vision – Mission – Strengths

“Our mission is to answer to all customers requests with the right ingredient and help them to achieve their objectives. We identify our strengths in product development, customers support, short reaction time and competitive solutions.”