Important dates

1915

Vejle Caramel og Tablet fabrik (the Vejle caramel and tablet factory) was established

1927

Chewing gum production in Strandgade

1939

The Dandy name was launched

1946

Exports started up

1952

New factory at Enghavevej

1956

The first functionel gum (Stimorol) was launched

1972

New factory at Dandyvej

1975

Holger Bagger-Sørensen was appointed CEO

1978

Acquisition of Fertin AB, Sweden

1982

A factory was established in Zimbabwe

1984

Dandy Fonden (Foundation) was established

1987

Production of private brand to Kraft Foods France (e.g. Hollywood)

1991

Holger Bagger-Sørensen retired as CEO and became Chairman of the Board in Dandy A/S

1999

Inauguration of the Dirol factory in Russia

2002

Cadbury bought the Dandy brands, the international sales organization and the factory in Russia

 

The company name was changed to Gumlink A/S

2004

Inauguration of Fertin P2 (FDA approved plant)

2009

Joint venture with Yildiz Holding, Turkey

2013

Steen and Claus Bagger-Sørensen became Chairmen of the Boards in Fertin Pharma, Gumlink, Vecata and BS

2015

Inauguration of the Fertin plant in Goa, India

 

The first 100 years were celebrated in Vejle with 1200 guests

2016

Steen and Claus Bagger-Sørensen succeeded Holger Bagger-Sørensen on all board positions

2017

Fertin Pharma A/S was sold to EQT (BS&Co. kept 30% of the shares)