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Our History

1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-Present

1940-1949:

  • Galam is registered as a company by the Kibbutz Movement  

  • Production from corn and sorghum begins with refining starch and producing glucose syrup

 

1950-1959:

  • A facility is built to produce sweet potato starch, and later potato starch, for the textile industry

  • The starch facility is converted to supply local food and industry markets

1960-1969:

  • Galam extends its starch line, starting production of modified starch
  • The company's starch facilities are upgraded and production capacity is enlarged

1970-1979:

  • Galam becomes fully owned by Kibbutz Maanit
  • Processing equipment is purchased to meet growing demand
  • Galam becomes a government authorized exporter
  • Galam partners with the Belgian starch company Amylum

1980-1989:

  • Galam constructs a fructose plant and begins operations
  • Crystalline fructose is exported to Europe

1990-1999:

  • Fructose production is enlarged tenfold                  

  • Galam achieves ISO 9002 certification

2000-2009:

  • Galam receives GMP, HAACP and BRC certifications

  • Galam invests in Enzymotec, a biotechnology start-up company

  • Galam replaces its Amylum distribution cooperation with its own fructose sales and distribution operations

  • A trade and marketing JV, Dagal, is established to expand Galam’s product line for the local market

  • Galam expands activities in Europe – establishing a JV in Germany (EuroSweet) and obtaining majority control of a Spanish blending company (Atomer)

2010-present:

  • Galam Iberia (formerly Atomer), Eurosweet and Dagal became fully owned by Galam
  • The Enzyomotec biotechnology company is divested
  • Galam Group is fully acquired by FIMI, Israel's leading private equity firm