By accessing or using this website, you agree to the applicability of our Terms of Use and Conditions ("Terms of Use"). 

We note that these Terms of Use may be changed over time. Users of the website are advised to regularly read the Terms of Use for possible changes. 

Click print button to print or download these Terms of Use. If you wish to receive a hardcopy of these Terms of Use, please send an e-mail with your address to communication@darlingii.com.

These Terms of Use apply to all visits to and use of this website, as well as to all information, recommendations and/or services provided to you on or through this website (the "Information"). 

Accessing our WebsiteAccess to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). Darling will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them. 

Our site changes regularly
This site is intended to be available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We will not be liable, however, for any failure to achieve this level of availability. We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.  

Information and Liability
The Information is for general information purposes only and does not constitute advice. Darling shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of (or inability to use) the website, including damages caused by viruses or any incorrectness or incompleteness of the Information, unless such damage is the result of any wilful misconduct or from gross negligence on the part of Darling. Darling shall furthermore not be liable for damages resulting from the use of electronic means of communication, including – but not limited to – damages resulting from failure or delay in delivery of electronic communications, interception or manipulation of electronic communications by third parties or by computer programs used for electronic communications and transmission of viruses. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. 

Linked Websites
This website provides links to external internet sites. Darling shall not be liable for the use or the content of internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it. Our Cookie and Privacy Policy do not apply to any collection and processing of your personal data on or through such other external sites.  

Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise indicated, all rights to this website and the Information, including copyrights and other intellectual property rights (such as text, images, sounds, software and other materials), are owned by Darling, or are included with permission of the relevant owner. All such rights are reserved. Users are permitted to read the website and the Information and make copies for their own personal use, for example by printing or storing it. All other use of the website or the Information, for example the storage or reproduction of (a part of) the website of Darling in any external internet site or the creation of links, hypertext links or deeplinks between de website of Darling and any other internet site, is prohibited without the express written consent of Darling.  Brands are registered trade marks of Darling.

Unsolicited IdeasIn the event you post or upload unsolicited ideas and/or materials whether consisting of texts, images, sounds, software, information or otherwise (the "Materials") on this website or send these to Darling by e-mail or otherwise, Darling shall be entitled to use, copy and/or commercially exploit such Materials to the fullest extent and free of charge and Darling shall not be bound by any confidentiality obligation in respect of such Materials.

 Information and/or Materials that you upload to this site, as well as any other activity on this site, must not:
·   be false, inaccurate or misleading;
·   be in breach of any applicable laws, regulations, licences, or third party rights;
·   be harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive;
·   facilitate illegal activity;
·   depict sexually explicit images;
·   promote unlawful violence;
·   be discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, or any other illegal activity;
·   cause damage or injury to any person or property;
·   interfere in any way with the proper working of the site and in particular you must not circumvent security, tamper with, hack into or disrupt the operation of the site or surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, Information or personal data.

Darling will report any such offences to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. 

You hereby warrant that any contribution to this site on your part complies with the above standards. You hereby indemnify and hold Darling harmless from and against all actions, claims and liabilities, suffered, incurred or sustained by Darling as a result of the use and/or exploitation of the Materials infringing the (intellectual property) rights of any third party or otherwise being unlawful towards a third party.  

Darling has the right to, without any further notice, remove any Materials or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such Materials or posting does not comply with the content standards set out in these Terms of Use.  

Darling has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that Materials posted or uploaded by you to our site constitute a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

If these Terms of Use are or become partially void, the parties will continue to be bound by the remainder of the same. The parties shall replace the void part by provisions that are valid and have legal effect that correspond with those of the void part as much as possible, taking into account the content and the purpose of these Terms of Use. 

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use shall be exclusively governed by Dutch law. All disputes arising in connection with these Terms of Use, including disputes concerning the existence and validity thereof, shall be resolved by the competent courts of Amsterdam.  

Questions, comments or concerns
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this site, please contact us at communication@darlingii.com.


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VADA history

1932: Louis van Dael founds the fat melting plant VADA, in Antwerp.

1971: VADA amalgamates with Frans Verbraeke’s Antwerp Fat Plant AVC (Antwerpse Vetcentrale). The new company operates under a new name: AVC VADA.

1986: Hugo Ooms and Luk Wouters take over AVC VADA

1987: With the take over of the VAD fat melting plant (Wilrijk), AVC VADA becomes the most important melter in the Antwerp region.

1993: A fire nearly destroys the production hall completely. Six months later the plants is operational, again.

2009: VION takes over AVC VADA. 

2010: The animal fat melting process moves from Hoevenen to the VION plant in Eindhoven (Netherlands).

2011: VADA takes over Belgras.


2014: Darling International Inc. takes over AVC VADA.