When a factory owner from Brakel saw wealthy people in Ostend drinking bottled water on their yachts, he thought of the spring above his house. He had the water analysed: it turned out to be astoundingly pure. He had it bottled and the first bottles of mineral water were a Top hit on the coast. The rest is history.
The springs in Nederbrakel were known for their wholesome powers. Doctors regularly prescribed a treatment with water from Brakel.
Founding of Top Bronnen ltd. Between WWI and WWII, Top Bronnen was the largest bottler of mineral water in Belgium and also the first to introduce sparkling water.
Top Bronnen ltd was integrated into the Inex group with a new bottling plant for drinking water and sodas, including state-of-the-art filling lines for glass and plastic bottles.
Takeover of the firm
Koningsbronnen by the Inex groep.
Installation of a fully automated filling line for plastic bottles of 0.5 l and 1.5 l (capacity: 24,000 bottles/hour).
Installation of a new, second filling line for plastic bottles of 0.5 l (capacity: 20,000 bottles/hour).
Top Bronnen ltd continues independently.
Installation of a new filling line for
Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 125 ml packaging.
2500 m² expansion of the storage halls.