Philosophy

Synergies and strong individual companies – Our success as a group

What makes us so successful as members of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe? Our teamwork within the group!

Together we reach for the peak of technological development, and yet we stay strong, independent companies. Since we are owner-managed – and will remain so in the next generation – we do not have to account to investors for our actions. We are able to concentrate fully on satisfying our customers. Short routes, quick decisions, creativity and entrepreneurial courage: these are the pillars of our corporate philosophy.

The benefits of our group structure

  • Owner-managed family business
  • Twelve independent centres of excellence, each with its own applications technology, working together on an interdisciplinary basis
  • Concentration of expertise and experience in our Know-How Connection
  • Joint research and development for producing customised Food & Feed Ingredients
  • Individual customer consultancy and short decision routes
  • A worldwide network with affiliates of our own and specialist partner firms in over 100 countries

Focus on the customer: we tailor everything to your needs

Each of the companies in our group regards itself first and foremost as a customer-oriented service provider, and only secondly as a manufacturer. Why is that? As our customer you will not get products “off the shelf”. Our ingredients are as individual as you are! With special applications technology and sophisticated compounding and processing plant we create functional systems geared precisely to your requirements. In personal meetings we discuss what you expect of new products or improvements to existing lines. We define the task and work on a solution with our specialists.

Tailor-made functional systems are our mission, to ensure better food for people and animals.

Trust the market leader!

In most of the markets in which our specialist firms operate, we either hold a leading position or are among the very best in respect of quality. We are the world leader in flour improvement, flour treatment and flour fortification. Our enzymes are in great demand as processing aids for foods and in animal nutrition. There is high international demand for our texturing and flavouring solutions for dairy products, deli foods and meat specialities. Our group also plays an active role in the production of micronutrients and in food supplements. All the specialist firms in the der Stern-Wywiol Gruppe enhance hundreds of tonnes of food daily.

Our employees are our greatest asset

Our employees think and act as entrepreneurs. Each individual in the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe is a driving force for our innovations. Because he or she enjoys a wide scope for decision-making and also carries the responsibility it involves. Our dealings with each other are open, honest and communicative. This team spirit, that extends beyond the limits of the individual firms, is crucially important to us as a manufacturer of ingredients, for it makes us just that much quicker and better than the rest. We look forward to new members of the team who are keen to take on interesting tasks with the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe! You will find more about than on the Careers page.

The future lies in international markets

We’re already in the vanguard of development. The Stern-Wywiol Gruppe has its headquarters in Hamburg and is represented through affiliates of its own or selected partner firms in all the important markets around the globe. Our production sites are spread around the world, too – in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Malaysia, China, India, Mexico and the USA. With efficient and comprehensive quality management, we offer the customers of all our divisions the highest standard in our products and excellent service. With modern QM systems we guarantee an unbroken line of documentation, monitoring and control that covers all production and customer-related processes.

Would you like to know more? Then just contact us!

Year of establishment: 1980 Head office: Hamburg

Business fields: Food ingredients, food supplements, essential substances for animal nutrition, oleochemical specialities

Specialist companies in Germany: 12

Affiliates abroad: 16

Stern-Technology Center: 7

Countries of production: 10

Exports: To over 130 countries around the globe

Employees: 1400 worldwide