For more than 80 years, Brezel Ecker GmbH in Homburg-Erbach has been distributing a large range of deep-frozen products such as pretzels, pizzas and pastries in compliance with the International Food Standards (IFS). The products are supplied to 45 company-owned bakery outlets and also to private bakeries, industrial bakeries, wholesalers and to gastronomy.
The increasing demand for frozen foods clearly shows in the sales figures of Brezel Ecker. In the past, the company was able to continuously increase production and storage capacities for frozen foods. With an annual output of 85 million pieces of raw pastries, Brezel Ecker counts among the ten biggest soft pretzel producers in Germany. Presently, production is running three shifts on 5 days a week and generates an output of more than 12,000 pieces an hour.
The range produced by Brezel Ecker features an enormous product variety and huge batch sizes. All products must be stored in an energy-intensive cold store which imposes the following logistics requirements: