• 1955  

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    Rudolf Sulmon, a businessman from the little Flemish village of Avelgem, takes over the running of a praline shop in Brussels.

  • 1965  

    Rik Deleu, a brilliant chocolatier, starts his own artisan chocolate-making business for the local market in Belgium.

  • 1993  

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    Paul Sulmon, Rudolf’s son, is now managing Pralibel and acquires Rik Deleu’s chocolate-making business with a group of businessmen.

  • 1999  

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    Pralibel grows and relocates to a new, ultramodern chocolate factory.

  • 2003  


    Pralibel becomes a Max Havelaar licensee and manufacturer of Fairtrade pralines.

  • 2004  

    Pralibel triples its operating business space.

  • 2005  

  • 2006  

    Pralibel expands its operating space again to 15,000 m2.


    The UK retail chain, The Co-op, votes the Pralibel ballotin product of the year.

  • 2007  

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    Start of the Pralibel franchise with the opening of the first boutique at Bouillon.

  • 2008  

  • 2009  

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    Pralibel innovates with Dessert Chocolates and Cups pralines

  • 2010  

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    Pralibel saves 20% on energy by installing 10,000 m2 of solar panels.

  • 2011  

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    Pralibel wins third prize for ‘Innovative Product’ at ISM 2011 for Dessert Chocolates

  • 2013  

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    Pralibel wins the ITQI Superior Taste Award for After Dinner Chocolates.

  • 2014  

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    Pralibel wins a second ITQI-award. This time for the delicious florines.