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Our History

This is where it all started ... Grand Moulins de Paris: Délifrance’s parent company.

First World War: Four men teamed up to build the world’s biggest industrial mill, Grands Moulins Réunis


1918 - Grands Moulins de Paris

Grand Moulins Réunis joins forces with other major players from the milling industry, then merges with Grands Moulins de Paris (created in April 1919 and managed by Ernest and Marcel Vilgrain).


The first bag of flour comes off the mill’s production line.
Ernest and Marcel Vilgrain, as directors of Grands Moulins de Paris,
create the biggest mill in the world.


The company acquires Société de Spécialités Surgelées (SSS).


Creation of Délifrance


Grands Moulins de Paris (GMP) is acquired by Groupe Bouygues.


Bouygues sells GMP to a group of investors lead by AXA Investment Managers in Paris.


Groupe NutriXo is created through the milling activities of Grands Moulins de Paris, Euromill Nord, Grands Moulins Storione, Inter-Farine and Délifrance’s frozen bakery activities.


Thanks to the acquisition of Appétit de France, Délifrance takes advantage of 3 complimentary sites of production for viennoiserie et brioche in France.


Délifrance acquires Krabansky, one production site permitting the fabrication of baked bread and viennoiserie as well as ready to bake bread.


Acquisition of Sofrapain and Le Pain Croustillant. Thanks to this acquisition, Délifrance benefits from 7 additional sites of production in France and the UK.