Business expansion
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. West-Vlaanderen; Arr. Kortrijk
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.86 - Manufacture of homogenised food preparations and dietetic food

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Food company Alpro, a subsidiary of the American company WhiteWave, is investing 80 million euro in 2015 in new production lines, the bulk of it in Belgium. The company will recruit 250 new employees in total, of which 200 for the Belgian establishment in Wevelgem. Alpro produces vegetable-based drinks and food products (soya milk, coconut milk, almond milk). The market for these products is growing at around 15-20% per annum and Alpro's sales have surpassed the industry average growth rates. Alpro's investment will amount to 8 new production lines bringing the total number of production lines to 26. The largest Alpro establishment, in Wevelgem, will benefit from 5 of the new production lines. The remainder will be added to another company establishment in the UK.


  • 3 April 2015: De Standaard


Eurofound (2015), Alpro, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 79157, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79157.