• 2016

    2016 - 

    In 2016, we celebrated 24 years in the food industry, with a market share of over 40% in the country, 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.

  • 2013

    2013 - 

    In 2013, we inaugurated our company in the Czech Republic. The company was set up to supply products for the two markets, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company also provides technical support to our distributors in Poland and Croatia.

  • 2012

    2012 - 

    Most companies in our field work with multiple production facilities in various locations to ensure that all customers will be serviced in the event of a problem. Following the same method, in 2012 we built our third mix production plant in Braila. The plant was expanded in 2016 to produce 30 tonnes per day.

  • 2011

    2011 - 

    In 2011, we built our own spice grinding mill. As we encountered many problems with the quality of the already ground spices, we decided to import only spices in their natural form (whole plant or leaves) and grind them ourselves. We set up a very modern grinding plant that uses liquid nitrogen to lower the temperature of the spices to -80 C before grinding. With this procedure, we retain most of the volatile oils in the ground spices.

  • 2010

    2010 - 

    In 2010, we established our Russian branch in Belgorod. The beginning was very difficult because we encountered many problems in dealing with local and national authorities. One of the major problems was the special approvals we needed for each product we introduced on the Russian market.

  • 2008

    2008 - 

    In 2008, we started our first business in Ukraine, establishing ION MOS OOO in Kiev. Later that year, we moved our company to Kharkov to be closer to the country’s major manufacturers. The business in Ukraine showed stable growth in the first years and the country became the second largest market after Romania in 2010.

  • 2005

    2005 - 

    Also in 2005, we opened our branch in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. It was a natural step to take in a neighbouring country where the official language is the same as ours. It was important because we were able to access a completely new range of tastes, which helped us to develop new products for the entire former USSR market. The things we learned from this experience formed the basis for our further development.

  • 2005

    2005 - 

    In 2005, we started the construction of our first factory in Dragomirești based on our own plans and production know-how. The factory started production in 2006 and has a production capacity of 40 tons per day.

  • 2003

    2003 - 

    In 2003, we built our own pilot plant to test our own ingredients in meat products. The pilot plant is a miniature meat processing plant where we can test and develop new products before offering them to our customers.

  • 1999

    1999 - 

    In 1999, we started producing our own products. We developed our first seasoning & additive blends, functional blends and meat flavours for the meat processing industry under the brand “Helmut Grun”. The size of the production unit was small and our daily production was a maximum of 2 tons.

  • 1992

    1992 - 

    In 1992, our company started selling its first ingredients (seasonings, membranes and auxiliaries) to Romanian meat processing companies. Within a few years, our company became the main distributor in Romania for various food ingredient companies, such as Solae (the world’s largest producer of soy protein), Avebe (the world’s largest producer of potato starch), Buddenheim (producer of phosphates), Marcel Carrageenan (producer of carrageenan), Indasia (a spice expert in Germany), Gelita (the world’s largest producer of gelatine), Veos (producer of animal protein), Oskuda (part of the Kalle Group, a producer of artificial membranes in Europe), Galactic (producer of lactic acid), and others. and so on.