Growth continues at Hamburg’s Stern-Wywiol Gruppe. With an increase of 12%, the family owned company made a record €444m in revenue last year.
Its Hydrosol subsidiary was a big part of it. Hydrosol, which specialises in custom stabilising and texturing systems, can look back on a very successful year. With a view to the future, the company is now expanding its production capacity.
Managing Director Dr Matthias Moser said: 'Our production plant is one of the most modern of its kind in Europe, and our capacity as it stands is 30,000 tonnes of ingredients a year. Our customers in more than 50 countries expect the best and, to provide it to them with the highest level of innovation, flexibility and service, we are now investing in a second facility located in close proximity to the existing one. The groundbreaking will take place soon and production will start during the coming year.'
As an independent, family owned business, Hydrosol has for many years followed a long-term growth strategy, with sustained investments at home and abroad. In addition to its production facilities, the Technology Centre is an example of this.
This research and development centre has extensive test facilities and pilot plant for dairy products, deli foods, meat and fish products and other food categories, and is being continually expanded. 'These foresighted investments, coupled with the flexibility and reliability of an owner-operated company and the creative expertise of our staff, are central to our success,' comments Dr Moser.