1949 first generation
Jozef Gijbels and Elisabeth Hoes start selling fruits and vegetables. First door to door and then in their own village shop in Eindhout. They employ other villagers in order to open a fruit and vegetable stall.
1955 second generation
René and Juliette expand the street stalls to become shops. The warehouse in Eindhout is now bursting at the seams, so they build a 15,000 m2 site at the industrial park in Geel.
1978 third generation
Kris and his wife Annick take over the business. Euro Gijbels has now definitively outgrown the area around the church tower and focuses on sales to the international market. They do this using their own fleet, which today consists of 45 refrigerated and certified lorries.
2012 fourth generation
John and Jolene set up a new logistics site in Spain, where they can grow their own products on 150 hectares of agricultural land. The family business now delivers to big supermarkets and specialist shops.