Uplegger Food Company GmbH
Hans-Böckler-Straße 17
D-30851 Langenhagen
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Uplegger Food Company – engagiert bei DIE FAMILIEN UNTERNEHMER

Innovation.
Since 1884.

Family-owned in the 6th generation.

Our history.

The Uplegger Food Company has been founded 130 years ago as a cheese wholesaler. This makes it one of the oldest family businesses in the German food retail.

Over the years the retail landscape changed - sometimes continuously - sometimes disruptive. Today, the Uplegger Food Company stands for the import, distribution, and international marketing of chilled and frozen products. Focussing on the categories dairy, cheese, desserts, convenience and drinks, the Uplegger Food Company represents more than 20 renown product partners from all over Europe and overseas.

With a dedicated key account management team in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Netherlands, as well as a joint venture in Russia, Uplegger Food Company strives towards success in current and future fields of business.

Uplegger Food Company is part of UPLEGGER GROUP.

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1884

The company Alfred A. Jatho was entered into the commercial register in 1884.

A brisk import business in Swiss cheese (by the wagon-load) animated the business even more.

1923

Meanwhile, in the second generation, the son of the founder was the victim of a fatal accident. Mr Carl Uplegger became the managing director and married the widow of the founder's son 2 years later.

1945

As soon as the war was over, the company started up the production of farmer cheese, brand: Vierblatt Käsewerk.

After the currency reform wholesaling was conducted as well as being a trading agent. Gervais and Kraft were among the first companies that the company Uplegger represented.

1961

Hans-Joachim Uplegger took over operations and administration after the death of his father Carl Uplegger.

1981

Kay Uplegger, son of Hans-Joachim Uplegger, joined the company and took over the position of managing director in the 5th generation a few years later.

1993

In the course of re-orientation and concentration on the German comestible retail market, wholesale activities were given up at the beginning of the 1990s.

1994

The trading agent business in local areas as well as the import business with national sales were built up to be the main pillar in partnership with the company Marke+Vertrieb GmbH.

1999

Kerstin Uplegger jointed the executive board as managing director.

2008

Taking over the venture „Marke+Vertrieb GmbH” and implement its sales activities at Uplegger food company GmbH. By main focussing on importing strong brands from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, UK and Greece and distributing own brands in the dairy, dessert and convenience section the company growth has been advanced constantly.

Thomas Wiek jointed the executive board.

2010

The Austrian and Dutch market was entered by an internal appropriate sales and distribution team.

2015

Konstantin Uplegger, the 6th generation, joins the executive board.

2018

The Start of sales activities at the Swiss market.

Christian Wiek strengthens the key account team.