L'histoire de THT

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THT, located in Gembloux, Belgium

Bacteria have been around for millennia. As human body is mainly composed by bacteria cells, our microbiome is a key to symbiosis and human health.

Metchnikoff has published in 1907 that live bacteria can also promote health. In 1954, the term “probiotics” with the Greek etymology meaning “FOR LIFE, was conceived by Ferdinand Vergin. In 1991, as a pioneer, THT was founded as a spin-off of a Belgian university (ULiège).

In 2001, world health organization and food agriculture organization (WHO/FAO) defined the probiotics actual concept as “live microorganisms which, when administrated in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”.

In more than 30 years, THT, a Belgian company, became an expert in the selection and in the industrialization of microorganisms focused in probiotics for health application. With our R&D and decades of experience, we keep growing microorganisms with innovation and passion.

1991. La société est fondée par le Professeur Thonart, qui enseigne à l'Université de Liège, en Belgique. En faisant des recherches avec les étudiants, il a vite compris le besoin et utilité pour l'industrie alimentaire d'inclure les bactéries dans leurs processus de production.

2004. THT devient membre du groupe internation Puratos

2008. THT deviens la branche biotechnologique du leader mondial en phosphates, le groupe Prayon.

2014. THT est certifié ISO 9001 et ISO 22000.

2021. THT a besoin de plus d'espace et célèbre sa croissance avec l'inauguration d'un bâtiment plus grand à Gembloux.

2022. THT est acquis par le groupe Puratos.

2022. THT devient le centre Bien-être et Santé Intestinale du groupe Puratos