1829
The fishing fleet

The story begins with the Van Cauwenberghe - Lemaire fishing company. This fleet of sailing schooners was used for fishing trips to Iceland. The schooners also play a role in the origins of the Dunkirk Carnival. With the advent of the steamship, the schooners were sold off over the years.

1927
The meeting

It was a very different story for the Daudruy family, who were postmasters for two generations and then became farmers when the train and telegraph appeared.
SA Ch. Daudruy Van Cauwenberghe & Fils was founded following the meeting of Charles-Edouard Daudruy and Hélène Van Cauwenberghe.
At that time the company’s main activities were the import and distribution of cod liver oil and later on, animal and vegetable oils.

1960 - 1966
The industrial shift

Charles Daudruy, grandson of Charles Edouard Daudruy, was keen to ensure the development of the company and oversaw the construction of the current refinery on the Petite-Synthe site. Throughout his career, he optimised the refining tool and capacities. He also oversaw the development of the road transport business, now managed by DVC Transports, to enable the company to deliver its products to its customers itself. 

2000
Changes over time

Dominique Daudruy, son of Charles Daudruy, took over the management of the company on 31 December 1999. He followed in his father's footsteps by automating process and deploying the group's current certifications. Later, he further developed the company around the historical ingredients sector.

2008
A step into the energy sector

Soucieux du développement de la société et  des problématiques environnementales,  Dominique Daudruy a créé en 2006 l’unité de  production de biocarburant Nord-Ester, donnant à la société un deuxième axe de  développement : l’énergie verte. 

Since 2010, this sector has evolved towards animal byproducts and then Used oils. These are gradually replacing the vegetable oils commonly used in the process.

2015
The chains

In the food sector, on the basis of a qualitative logic, the company acquired the Oriacoop crushing unit in partnership with the founding farmers. This acquisition allows it to produce traced French origin rapeseed oil, Sunflower oil and linseed oil and organic oils.

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Today
A 22ha industrial site

Today
100% controlled by the family

Today
6 refining lines

Today
FSCC 22 000 certified

Today
130,000 T of biofuel in 2021
90% à partir d’UCO

Today
Colza attesté certifié par bureau veritas

2018- 2021
The new generation

In 2018, Pierre-Louis Daudruy, son of Dominique Daudruy, joined the family business. He took over the business of byproducts for all the companies. He also puts in place a large number of projects that would help consolidate the structure of the company ... To be continued! He was joined by his sister Ameline Daudruy in 2021.

2022
The arrival of Nord-Métha

The waste from the site is recycled or reused and is mostly sent to methanisation plants. In line with our environmental approach and the ideas that the company defends, the implementation of a methanisation system on our industrial site appeared to be an obvious solution.

  • 1829

  • 1829
    The fishing fleet

    The story begins with the Van Cauwenberghe - Lemaire fishing company. This fleet of sailing schooners was used for fishing trips to Iceland. The schooners also play a role in the origins of the Dunkirk Carnival. With the advent of the steamship, the schooners were sold off over the years.

  • 1927

  • 1927
    The meeting

    It was a very different story for the Daudruy family, who were postmasters for two generations and then became farmers when the train and telegraph appeared.
    SA Ch. Daudruy Van Cauwenberghe & Fils was founded following the meeting of Charles-Edouard Daudruy and Hélène Van Cauwenberghe.
    At that time the company’s main activities were the import and distribution of cod liver oil and later on, animal and vegetable oils.

  • 1960 - 1966

  • 1960 - 1966
    The industrial shift

    Charles Daudruy, grandson of Charles Edouard Daudruy, was keen to ensure the development of the company and oversaw the construction of the current refinery on the Petite-Synthe site. Throughout his career, he optimised the refining tool and capacities. He also oversaw the development of the road transport business, now managed by DVC Transports, to enable the company to deliver its products to its customers itself. 

  • 2000

  • 2000
    Changes over time

    Dominique Daudruy, son of Charles Daudruy, took over the management of the company on 31 December 1999. He followed in his father's footsteps by automating process and deploying the group's current certifications. Later, he further developed the company around the historical ingredients sector.

  • 2006

  • 2008
    A step into the energy sector

    Soucieux du développement de la société et  des problématiques environnementales,  Dominique Daudruy a créé en 2006 l’unité de  production de biocarburant Nord-Ester, donnant à la société un deuxième axe de  développement : l’énergie verte. 

    Since 2010, this sector has evolved towards animal byproducts and then Used oils. These are gradually replacing the vegetable oils commonly used in the process.

  • 2015

  • 2015
    The chains

    In the food sector, on the basis of a qualitative logic, the company acquired the Oriacoop crushing unit in partnership with the founding farmers. This acquisition allows it to produce traced French origin rapeseed oil, Sunflower oil and linseed oil and organic oils.

  • 2018 - 2021

  • 2018- 2021
    The new generation

    In 2018, Pierre-Louis Daudruy, son of Dominique Daudruy, joined the family business. He took over the business of byproducts for all the companies. He also puts in place a large number of projects that would help consolidate the structure of the company ... To be continued! He was joined by his sister Ameline Daudruy in 2021.

  • 2022

  • 2022
    The arrival of Nord-Métha

    The waste from the site is recycled or reused and is mostly sent to methanisation plants. In line with our environmental approach and the ideas that the company defends, the implementation of a methanisation system on our industrial site appeared to be an obvious solution.

1829
The fishing fleet

The story begins with the Van Cauwenberghe - Lemaire fishing company. This fleet of sailing schooners was used for fishing trips to Iceland. The schooners also play a role in the origins of the Dunkirk Carnival. With the advent of the steamship, the schooners were sold off over the years.

1927
The meeting

It was a very different story for the Daudruy family, who were postmasters for two generations and then became farmers when the train and telegraph appeared.
SA Ch. Daudruy Van Cauwenberghe & Fils was founded following the meeting of Charles-Edouard Daudruy and Hélène Van Cauwenberghe.
At that time the company’s main activities were the import and distribution of cod liver oil and later on, animal and vegetable oils.

1960 - 1966
The industrial shift

Charles Daudruy, grandson of Charles Edouard Daudruy, was keen to ensure the development of the company and oversaw the construction of the current refinery on the Petite-Synthe site. Throughout his career, he optimised the refining tool and capacities. He also oversaw the development of the road transport business, now managed by DVC Transports, to enable the company to deliver its products to its customers itself. 

2000
Changes over time

Dominique Daudruy, son of Charles Daudruy, took over the management of the company on 31 December 1999. He followed in his father's footsteps by automating process and deploying the group's current certifications. Later, he further developed the company around the historical ingredients sector.

2008
A step into the energy sector

Soucieux du développement de la société et  des problématiques environnementales,  Dominique Daudruy a créé en 2006 l’unité de  production de biocarburant Nord-Ester, donnant à la société un deuxième axe de  développement : l’énergie verte. 

Since 2010, this sector has evolved towards animal byproducts and then Used oils. These are gradually replacing the vegetable oils commonly used in the process.

2015
The chains

In the food sector, on the basis of a qualitative logic, the company acquired the Oriacoop crushing unit in partnership with the founding farmers. This acquisition allows it to produce traced French origin rapeseed oil, Sunflower oil and linseed oil and organic oils.

2018- 2021
The new generation

In 2018, Pierre-Louis Daudruy, son of Dominique Daudruy, joined the family business. He took over the business of byproducts for all the companies. He also puts in place a large number of projects that would help consolidate the structure of the company ... To be continued! He was joined by his sister Ameline Daudruy in 2021.

2022
The arrival of Nord-Métha

The waste from the site is recycled or reused and is mostly sent to methanisation plants. In line with our environmental approach and the ideas that the company defends, the implementation of a methanisation system on our industrial site appeared to be an obvious solution.

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