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    1958.

    The first ice cream is produced at the Zagreb dairy plant - the ice cream stick Snjeguljica (Snow White).

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    1959.

    Industrial ice cream begins to win over consumers outside of Zagreb.

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    1963.

    The first ice cream cup is launched.

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    1964.

    The first ice cream cakes, Grič and Zagreb, are launched.

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    1965.

    On 25 September, the new factory called Ledo was put into operation, and this date is still today celebrated as "Ledo Day"

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    1966.

    The frozen whipped cream is launched.

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    1966.

    The first family ice cream, ES-500 (Ledo Block), is launched.

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    1967.

    Ledo begins to supply the market with fruits and vegetables, fish and grill meats.

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    1967.

    The first ice cream cone is launched

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    1972.

    Ledo begins to supply the market with frozen dough.

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    1976.

    The Ledo ice cream factory becomes an independent labour organisation.

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    1983.

    The new, larger and technologically modern factory is put into operation.

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    1992.

    Ledo becomes a joint stock company under the name Ledo d.d.

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    1994.

    Agrokor d.d. becomes the majority shareholder.

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    1995.

    The first KING ice cream - KING milky launched.

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    1996.

    The MACHO ice cream is launched.

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    1997.

    Ledo opens its branch offices in Sarajevo and Ljubljana.

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    1999.

    Ledo receives the quality certificate in accordance with the international standard EN ISO 9001: 1994 (HRN EN ISO 9001:1996) and develops and implements the Food Safety System based on HACCP principles.

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    2000.

    Ledo Čitluk d.o.o. is established.

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    2001.

    The ice creams Grandissimo and Queens are launched.

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    2002.

    2002: Ledo takes over the Daruvar factory of the company Irida d.o.o. for the processing and trade of fish

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    2002.

    The ice cream Twice is launched.

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    2004.

    Ledo d.d. acquires the ice cream factory Baldauf Kift, which today operates under the name Ledo kft.

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    2006.

    Ledo acquires the brand Sun, the market leader in the ice cream category in Montenegro.

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    2006.

    The Quattro ice cream is launched.

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    2006.

    The Ledo quality system is recertified by the Bureau Veritas.

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    2006.

    Ledo wins the award for the most innovative ice cream for its Jaffa Ice by the International Ice Cream Consortium (IICC).

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    2006.

    Ledo expands its product line in the category of frozen ready-made meals.

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    2007.

    The frozen foods packaging plant is opened.

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    2007.

    The new ice cream cone brand 'Maximo' is launched.

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    2011.

    The super premium ice cream brand 'G Selection' is launched in the flavours vanilla and chocolate.

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    2011.

    At the 2011 IICC conference, King Truffles is proclaimed the best ice cream, and Chocolate Cake is proclaimed the most innovative ice cream.

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    2012.

    At the 2012 IICC conference, the Hot Love ice cream is proclaimed the most innovative ice cream.

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    2012.

    The competition “Become Ledonardo – an ice cream genius” was held, in which consumers were invited for the first time to create their own ice cream combinations. The winning submission from among 50,000 proposals was “Jafantazija”, a chocorum and orange flavoured cone.

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    2013.

    At the IICC 2013 conference in Norway, the Ledo Blueberry Cake on a Stick ice cream was proclaimed the world's best ice cream, while the Ledonardo was proclaimed the best commercial solution. Ledo was also awarded two second place finishes, for best technical solution and most innovative product for the filling of the hospitality ice cream packages.

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    2014.

    The International Ice Cream Consortium(IICC) awarded two first prizes to Ledo at its annual convention. Ice Snack won first prize as the most innovative ice cream in 2014, while King Prestige took the prize for the best technical solution in production.

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    2015.

    The King premium ice cream line celebrated its 20th anniversary. Its birthday was celebrated in royal style - with the launch of the King Chocolate Obsession ice (for 20 years of pleasure)!

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    2015.

    In 2015, Ledo proclaimed a new holiday - Ice Cream Day!

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