125 Years of Agro Experience

"To meet your expectations we apply our family values everyday for your benefit."

Impextraco was set up in 1971 on a pedigree of 125 years of expertise in the feed industry through the agro-industrial Vanden Avenne family.

Ever since Zeno Vanden Avenne pioneered in 1889 in the grain business, the family rapidly expanded into feed production. Today, the Vanden Avenne name stands for a cluster of independent companies, specialised in feed and food chain activities such as grain trading, storage and transshipment, animal nutrition, meat and food production as well as biofuels.

With the acquisition of Impextraco by Marc and Yves Vanden Avenne in 1987, the family ventured into the field of micro ingredients. Their agribusiness knowhow and entrepreneurial spirit complemented the Impextraco team.

This driven Impextraco team was able to set a remarkable track record resulting in successful product ranges such as POWER-PROTEXION® and XTRA-PERFORMANCE®. Consequently, they expanded globally, opening foreign branches in Brazil, Mexico, China and Thailand with sales in over 90 countries worldwide.

Headquarter Belgium

Impextraco customers fully benefit from family values and traditions such as personal involvement and devotion, mutual respect, innovation and reliability. The feed industry is expected yet to face many challenges. As such it is important we safeguard the ethos of a family business marked by a long-term investment horizon and an outstanding record of employee and business partner relations.

Production facility Impextraco in Belgium

We will continue to live up to these expectations and nurture our family values to your benefit.

How it all started for our family.
  • 1889
    1st generation: Zeno Vanden Avenne starts trade in grain and fertilizers.
    2nd generation: Start animal feed production with first mill in Ooigem.
    3rd generation: Start of first full–automatic computerised feed production in Belgium.
  • 1960
    Start of Eurosilo-GGT in the port of Ghent: storage and transshipment company.
  • 1986
    Marc and Yves sell their shares in Vanden Avenne feed mill.
The growth of Impextraco.
  • Marc and Yves acquire Impextraco, specialised in micro-ingredients and additives for the animal feed.
    Their agribusiness knowhow and entrepreneurial spirit complement the Impextraco team. Thanks to a customer oriented approach Impextraco grows as a globally respected producer and supplier of micro ingredients for feeds.
  • 1987
    Purchase of Impextraco feed ingredients in january, purchase of Goorden functional food ingredients.
    Impextraco purchases first production facility “VRIESCO”.
    Purchase of technology for Choline Chloride production in East Germany.
    Creation of our Chinese presence.
  • 1996
    Creation of Impextraco Latin America in Curitiba Brasil.
    Purchase of actual Impextraco production facilities near Port of Antwerp.
    Start of Calcium propionate production.
  • 1998
    Launch of Power Protexion Division, innovative products to protect feed and animal itself.

    Creation of 2 pillars of product excellence PP and XP.
  • 2000
    Grand opening of Impextraco’s new production factory.
    First opening of representative office in Singapore to serve SE Asia.
    Creation of Impextraco Mexico.
    Confirmation of Chinese presence with opening of representative office.
  • 2011
    Creation of Impextraco Thailand.
  • 2012
    New container blenders to ensure contamination free production such as anticoccidial drugs, antibiotics and growth promotors.
  • 2013
    Full automatic production line
    Opening of Impextraco West-Africa in Lagos, Nigeria.


  • 07/26/2019

    PhD candidate position in close collaboration with industry (Baekeland mandate) on the development of blood-based biomarkers for the evaluation of intestinal health in broiler chickens.

    Intestinal health of poultry has broad implications for the systemic health of birds, animal welfare, animal performances, food safety, and environmental impact. The gastrointestinal tract has digestive, absorptive, metabolic, immunological and endocrinological functions. In poultry production, major problems are of intestinal origin, including gut inflammation, dysbiosis and intestinal pathogens, including Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens. Besides, also mycotoxins and heat stress have been shown to have severe negative impact on intestinal health.

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  • 03/10/2015

    I am a pig farmer in Queensland and I use Elitox® routinely in sow and weaning diets to help manage the challenges that mycotoxins can cause.

    It is also used on an “as needs” basis in further rations if raw materials are deemed to present a higher risk. Use in sows is to optimize both fertility of sows and liveability of young pigs. We have been previously contended with lesions and discoloration of ears, feet and tails in weaning pigs. We attributed this to mycotoxins. 

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