GROFOR, the German Association of Wholesale Traders in Oils, Fats and Oil Raw Materials (Registered Association) is an association of more than 150 firms, whose activities cover the following areas:
- vegetable and animal oils and fats
- oil raw materials
- fatty acids and
- other related commodities
Its members are traders, producers and consumers, agents and service sector enterprises from all over Europe.
Originally, 25 company owners from the fields of trade in lard and fats for human consumption, trade in blubber and trade in technical fats for the soap and candle industry and in vegetable oils merged to "duly demonstrate the inappropriateness of governmental regulations and the reduction in the price of raw products and to transfer to the association, as well as conduct negotiations with the relevant authorities with a view to establishing cooperation between governmental bodies and the trade now and following the peaceful resolution and obtaining compensation for the losses suffered due to confiscations". (Original quote)
After its establishment, the association was entered in the register of associations in Hamburg. 2 years later the " Fat-trading Association" was included and the association was renamed "Association of Wholesale Traders in Oils, Fats and Oil Raw Materials".
Statute of the German Association of Wholesale Traders in Oils, Fats and Oil Raw Materials
(only available in German)