Backed by tradition, driven by inspiration..
Today, Lion leads the way in innovation, flavour and food ideas. But the brand has a proud history stretching back to 1831.
Originally a producer and supplier of spices, the business began to create condiments, sauces and dressings as demand grew for ready-made products to be used by professional cooks and chefs.
The products were designed to replicate the flavours and quality of their homemade counterparts, to meet the exacting standards of restaurant diners.
The success of the first Lion range pushed the business into a new era, and the company grew its operations to enable it to develop an ever-growing variety of products.
AAK Foodservice, itself a firm with long-established roots in the food industry, was proud to acquire Lion in 2006. AAK kept Lion’s extensive production and warehousing facilities in Runcorn, a location and community strongly linked with the brand.
Backed by tradition, driven by inspiration – Lion is at the heart of great food.