Our History

  • 1822

    Henry Joseph Langdon, the Company’s Founder, born on 14th October.

  • 1851-1852

    The Victorian Gold Rush Starts. H.J Langdon arrives in Melbourne and commences business.

  • 1863

    U.S Civil War begins. First Melbourne Cup Horse Race is held.

  • 1890

    Property recession, banks crash. The Federation Drought.

  • 1898

    H.J Langdon passes away after 46 years with the company.

  • 1901

    Federation of Australia. Company celebrates 50 years.

  • 1914-1918

    WW1.

  • 1924

    1st radio broadcast by ABC.

  • 1927

    Secured Australian agency for Aspirin. Opening of Parliament House in Canberra as the nation’s capital.

  • 1929

    Great Depression.

  • 1939-1945

    WW2.

  • 1952

    Secured Australian agency for bulk penicillin & became the sole importer of aluminium foil caps for milk bottles.

  • 1955

    Secured the agency for cellophane.

  • 1961

    Vietnam War begins. Adelaide office opened.

  • 1972

    Langdon’s silicone used in the Sydney Opera House.

  • 1993-1994

    Brisbane office opened. Acquisition of Stewart Foods and Food Blenders.

  • 1996-1998

    Opened Auckland branch. Acquisition of Waters Trading from Burns Philip.

  • 2001

    Acquisition of Lee McKeands importing division.

  • 2002

    150 year anniversary.

  • 2005

    Opened state of the art food facility in Derrimut, Victoria.

  • 2007

    Acquisition of Bakery Craft. The Global Financial Crisis begins.

  • 2008

    Opened the Singapore branch. Moved herb and spice factory from Sydney to Melbourne.

  • 2009

    Acquired Hulscher Ingredients and Erie blends in Brisbane. Catastrophic Victorian Bushfires.

  • 2011

    Acquired Nikken natural extracts agency.

  • 2012

    Opened Bangkok branch. Celebrated 160 years.

  • 2016

    Opened Kuala Lumpur branch.

  • 2016

    Acquisition of Champagne Foods Ltd, renamed Langdon Ingredients U.K branch.

  • 2017

    Opened South African branch.

  • 2017

    Celebrate 165 year anniversary.