Since 1978

D’ARGIFRAL: PRODUCING HIGH-QUALITY COOKED MEATS
THE TRADITIONAL WAY FOR THREE GENERATIONS.

D’Argifral is a family business specialising in cooked ham and poultry products. We owe our success to time-served expertise stretching back generations, coupled with a modern production facility. The result is a range of products with the high quality you expect.

 

100% BELGIAN

We work closely with local suppliers, sourcing only 100% Belgian pork. Our cooked poultry products come from a high-quality farm – again, 100% Belgian.

LOCAL INGREDIENTS

We hand-pick each and every one of our ingredients, sourcing from local producers wherever possible, and the milk that goes into our products comes from a local farm.

ENVIRONMENT

As we continue to expand our production facilities, we take care to limit our impact on the environment and meet the relevant quality standards.

CONSUMER CHOICE

Our new production facilities mean we can offer a wide choice of products, packaged in a way that chimes with consumer demand.

HISTORY

1970
A taste of what’s to come

 

Alphonse Archambeau, a traditional butcher from Verviers, is joined by his two sons to expand their cooked meats business.

 

 

1978
D’Argifral sprl

Alphonse and his two sons, Francis and Alphonse, found D’Argifral sprl as a limited company, operating out of their first 250 m² production facility in Ensival.

1987
Petit-Rechain industrial park

As the company continues to grow, it builds and moves into a modern 800 m² building in Petit-Rechain industrial park.

1992
Expansion

D’Argifral extends its production facility to 2,800 m² to cope with exponential growth.

1998
Second generation

 

Francis and Gilbert continue to grow the company following Alphonse Archambeau’s death.

 

1999
Individual portions

D’Argifral installs a pre-sliced product line and makes its first individual consumer portions.

2001
Sandrine joins the company

Sandrine Archambeau, daughter of the company’s co-founder Francis Archambeau, joins the family business.

2004
Acquisition of Briquemont

D’Argifral buys Briquemont, a dry sausage production firm.

2009
Integration in Locks International nv

Integration of D’Argifral in the group Locks International nv

2010
Cédric joins the company

Cédric, Francis’ son, takes over the reins of the family business after Gilbert’s retirement.

2012
7,000 m²

The company expands its premises once again, taking the capacity of its facility at Petit-Rechain to 7,000 m² and equipping it with cutting-edge production and energy management technologies.

2015
Cooked poultry products

D’Argifral launches a brand-new line of high-quality cooked poultry products.

2017
Ardenne PGI

The EU officially recognises “Saucisson d’Ardenne” as a protected geographical indication (PGI).

The mark applies to D’Argifral’s Ardenne product range.

2018
D’Argifral celebrates its 40th birthday

D’Argifral has a makeover to mark its birthday, with the launch of the Apéro Cochon brand and a new line of individual consumer-portion pâtés.

VALUES

We listen to you to make sure our cooked meats meet your requirements.

We combine our expertise with hand-picked ingredients to produce only the very finest products.

Our carefully managed processes and rigorous quality control procedures ensure that each and every one of our products meets the same stringent food safety standards.

Our cutting-edge production processes mean we are able to offer new products to keep pace with market trends.

We maintain a climate of friendliness and mutual respect that echoes our ethos as a family business. We continuously improve our production facilities to keep our employees safe and happy.

CERTIFICATIONS

HACCP

Through our exacting self-assessment procedures, we keep a tight rein on our processes and food safety, exceeding legal requirements.

International Food Standards

Both our production facilities are IFS-certified.

EU PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

Our Ardenne range of products is protected by the “Saucisson, Collier et Pipe d’Ardenne” PGI mark.

FACILITIES

Plateau de Herve

Our main production facility, located on the Plateau de Herve, is where we make our range of cooked meat products.

Ardenne

We make our range of dry sausages at our secondary production facility in Gaume, in the Belgian Ardennes.

Locks International nv

Locks nv

Skaldenstraat 112

9042 Gent | België

www.locks.be

Charcuterie des Flandres

310 Avenue de la Garonne

59640 Dunkerque | France

www.charcuterie-flandres.fr