Fit for the future – our new facility in China

From 99 cows to 600 – meeting of the Cow Ambassadors

Close to the market: Our new subsidiary in Dubai

HERZA and SternLife kicked off the summer with a leap into the future

We are Family: Full house at our Spring Party

Fit for the future - our new facility in China

Im September our subsidiary in China had two reasons to celebrate. Our CEO Torsten Wywiol, together with representatives of Executive Management, the mayor of Suzhou, important represantitives, customers and partners, opened the new Stern Ingredients China building in Suzhou. At the same time, our subsidiary Mühlenchemie celebrated its 100th anniversary. The new building is almost three times the size of its predecessor and has a complete cleanroom production area. "Food takes trust! In large labs we can develop individual product solutions to meet customer needs quickly and precisely. The dynamism in China is high so speed is a factor," said Roman Kraus, General Manager Stern Ingredients Suzhou, on guided tours of the new space. In his opening remarks Torsten Wywiol noted, “With our expertise and this new development capacity we can react very promptly and precisely. We're ready for the next big step."

From 99 cows to 600 - meeting of the Cow Ambassadors

Thanks to many sponsors, hundreds of families in Uganda have a sustainable income: More than 600 cows have been donated within two years. A great success of the project "MoreMilk for children in Uganda", which is only possible with the commitment of so many people.
At the first Cow Ambassadors meeting in Hamburg, more than 75 sponsors were able to see for themselves the effectiveness of their donation: the project coordinator Sister Elisabeth Mwaka reported live in Hamburg about her work on site and gave very personal insights into her experiences. An evening full of the certainty of providing sustainable livelihood with a donation. And so 48 more cows were donated.
The project is a matter of the heart for our company founder Volkmar Wywiol. Started as a modest idea, it developed magnificently. Already with a donation of 270 Euro a mother in Uganda receives a milk cow, with the condition to give away the first calf to another family.

Close to the market: Our new subsidiary in Dubai

The global network is growing: Berg+Schmidt is now also represented in Dubai - and is serving the market in the Middle East from there with Berg+Schmidt Middle East Trading LLC. This region is developing very dynamically and so is the market for animal feed. Each region has its own special challenges and therefore it is essential to be geographically close to the relevant markets as well. "We are proud that we can now support the industry locally with our know-how and an optimised supply chain" said our CEO Torsten Wywiol at the opening. With research and development made in Germany, our group of companies with almost 2,000 employees worldwide makes an important contribution to global nutrition.

HERZA and SternLife kicked off the summer with a leap into the future

The new production and office building of our subsidiaries HERZA Schokolade and SternLife was ceremoniously inaugurated on 30 June after two years of construction. The new facility opens up exciting business opportunities for SternLife and HERZA. A new bar line has already been installed and bar mass production will be expanded on the first floor – allowing the bar business to be further expanded soon. “We want to prepare the Norderstedt for the future. The new production areas offer plenty of flexibility and space so we can continue to grow,” said our CEO Torsten Wywiol. Florian Bayerlein, Managing Director of HERZA and SternLife, emphasized the enormous growth potential in the bar business. The new production facility has four separate chocolate loops. This will make the production of vegan bars, which are increasingly in demand, much more efficient. The Stern-Wywiol Gruppe invests worldwide in its own production expertise and capacity in order to provide customers with maximum reliability and outstanding quality.

We are Family: Full house at our Spring Party

What a night to remember! When everyone sings at the finale and our name givers hold in their hands a very special gift from our baking technologists, the "Wywiol bread" – then there is definitely good reason to celebrate. Because it was the first big company celebration after a 3-year break. People were excited. They talked, applauded, ate and danced. In the authentic ambience of the fish auction hall in Hamburg, not only our CEO Torsten Wywiol and company founder Volkmar Wywiol were impressed. The evening also warmed the hearts of over 700 employees, friends and partners. Moderator Judith Rakers, incidentally dressed in the new blue look of our jubilarian Mühlenchemie, led the evening with aplomb. And the evening was a long one – the dancefloor stayed packed until 3:00 am. A real family party! As a keepsake, there was a pack of the wholesome Wywiol bread baking mix for guests to take with them as they left. We are excited to see the results. The Baking Challenge is open!