“We” stands for our team spirit, cooperation, an interdisciplinary approach, commitment to a family company, and close relationships with our customers and partners. For nobody can really develop truly ground-breaking ideas alone. We can only do that together
“Future” is tomorrow, the next step, that which doesn’t exist yet. Big ideas change the present and create the future. Our customers expect that together with them we will develop the business of tomorrow.
International expertise for our customers
We are an independent, professionally managed family business with inspired, solution-driven employees.
We are a vigorous, innovative, networked group of companies made up of firms specialising in different industries. We have independent affiliates abroad with their own production facilities and local applications technology.
As a trustworthy partner we develop customised ingredients and manufacture them in modern production facilities. In doing so we meet our strict “Made in Germany” quality standard along the entire value-add chain, worldwide. With creative ideas, we seek to meet ever-increasing demands in the production of high-end convenience products.
We train and qualify our staff at all levels through continuous personnel development in our “Stern Academy – Fit for the Future.”
Together into the future
We are an enterprise operating globally in the market for functional ingredients for foods, food supplements, animal nutrition and cosmetics.
We are growing steadily, with sustainable profits.
Our comprehensive knowledge of applications has earned us a leading position in our fields of business, and as a highly reliable ingredients specialist we make our contribution to world nutrition.
We are proud to work in an owner-managed family business, and cooperate in intercultural teams to create functional ingredient systems.
We build relationships and trust by communicating openly and transparently. We’re good listeners and easy to talk to, so we understand how we can help each other and our partners.
Our teamworking skills extend into and beyond the company, and are admired by many. We’re interested in people, in how they live, and in solutions that can help them.
We research, develop, and find new and better solutions for our customers every day. We react flexibly to market needs and customer demands, and address the technical implementation in their regions.
Quality and customer benefit are at the focus of our efforts. They are based in the local Stern-Technology Centers in many countries around the world.
In many product categories we are the market leader or among the world’s leading suppliers. To ensure that we maintain this position, we need good, satisfied customers we can grow with.
We use our competitive advantage as a family-owned company for successful personnel work, where the focus is on employees and their development. The freedom to make decisions encourages responsibility and individual success models.
We talk to our partners as equals. We are accepting towards our colleagues and communicate with openness, understanding and courtesy. We include others in our communication. This creates trust internally and externally, and builds friendships.
We act respectfully on international markets. We respect and appreciate cultural differences. Because we treat others as partners, with fairness and trustworthiness, we enjoy long-lasting relationships.
We enthusiastically search for new solutions and take new directions. We enjoy looking beyond the ordinary. Because we know that every innovation requires ideas, courage and thinking differently.
We have the freedom to do that in the Group. We promote taking initiative, trying new things, and the freedom to fail during the process of turning unusual ideas into successes. That’s what makes curiosity so interesting and rewarding.