Since 1938, Schwälbchen is a recognised high-performance creamery running three sites – Mainz, Ilsfeld und Korntal-Münchingen. Whereas only 4 million kg of milk were processed annually in 1938, today's processing capacity has risen to almost 150 kg a year. The "green" product range "Grüne Linie" provides fresh milk and products that have to be kept cool such as cream and cheese. The company which employs 385 people is known for its regional products and for catering size packs for gastronomy.
Wurzener is one of the most successful food producers in former East Germany. Their product range comprises 50 product lines for a healthy nutrition such as cereals, rice, pulse, convenience products, flour and snacks such as flips, potato chips, etc.
The name Pilsner Urquell alone is enough to inspire all beer lovers. Since the first Pilsner beer was brewed in October 1842, it has never lost its fascination. Today, the company with the time-honoured brewing tradition belongs to the second largest brewery in the world, the South Africa headquartered brewery group SAB, with an output of almost 240 million hectolitres in 2009.
On the Czech sites, approximately 2,400 employees are busy with producing, bottling and distributing 10 million hectolitres of beer a year. 800,000 hectolitres are exported from the distribution centre located at Plzen which is charged with the entire export organisation. The breweries deliver their output in lorries to this export warehouse where the deliveries are picked and packaged to order.