The history of Verbist Potatoes, now located in Hulshout, Belgium, begins in 1894 in a mill in Nijlen. The current owner, Carl Verbist, is now the fourth generation to lead the company, which has been active for over three centuries. When Carl’s father, Sjef, took over from his father in 1970, the company had a wide range of operations. They sold animal feed, fertilizers, grain, and potatoes.
In 1998, the decision was made to start a peeling plant alongside the existing business. In preparation for this, they also contacted Marcelissen to supply the machinery. When Carl took over the business from his father in 2004, he decided to focus entirely on potatoes. They aimed to become one of the top players in the industry.
Over the years, Verbist Potatoes evolved into a fully-fledged and modern technological company where potatoes are peeled and processed into fresh potato products.
In 2009, Verbist left Nijlen and relocated to Hulshout. Approximately 400 customers are supplied three times a week, mainly with fresh fries.