Boettger Gruppe / Unternehmen

Over 100 years

Living the entrepreneurial spirit

Knut Schindler & Alexander Mock

Knut Schindler &
Alexander Mock

Bringing family traditions and professionalism to niche markets

Boettger Zucker Säcke

Boettger Gruppe

A strong union
of companies

The BOETTGER GRUPPE believes in diversification. Spearheaded by our parent company, Industrie- und Handelsunion Dr. Wolfgang Boettger GmbH & Co. KG (IHU), our family of legally and structurally independent, fully or partly owned, small and medium-sized companies operate a successful business portfolio that includes sugar, confectionery, logistics and property development & development. A new division was recently added by entering the health field.

A strong union of companies
  • Sugar & Ingredients

    Sugar & Ingredients

    Boettger Food Ingredients

    Zuckerhandel Trading Co. LLC, Dubai

    Spezialzucker-Raffinerie Lage (50%)

    Norddeutsche Flüssigzucker (30%)

  • Logistics

    Logistics

    Puratec

    Marlep Tanklogistik (24%)

  • Confectionery

    Confectionery

    Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery

  • Real Estate

    Real Estate

    Victoria Mühlenwerke

    Artus Lagerhaus

    BG Immobilien Kolumbien

  • Health

    Health

    BG LABS SAS, Colombia

    Indica Force GmbH (51%)

Boettgergruppe History 1904
1904
History

Hugo Boettger lays the foundation stone for today’s Boettger Group

Our industrial tradition is born when Hugo Boettger joins the Praust sugar factory near Danzig. The city’s three sugar factories Praust, Neuteich and Sobbowitz then merge to form an association, the “Vereinigte Zuckerfabriken”, and the Boettger family take a majority stake.

Boettgergruppe History 1934
1934
History

Dr Wolfgang Boettger becomes commercial director of the “Vereinigte Zuckerfabriken Danzig”

Boettgergruppe History 1937
1937
History

Expansion into milling

After the death of Hugo Boettger, Dr Wolfgang Boettger becomes sole director. The company expands by acquiring three mills – the “Victoria-Mühlenwerke”, the “Humboldt-Mühle” and the “Berliner Dampfmühle” – and several warehouses in Berlin.

Boettgergruppe History 1944
1944
History

Acquisition of the “Rheinkies-Baggerei Wesel”, a sand and gravel dredger on the Lower Rhine supplying the construction industry with aggregates

Boettgergruppe History 1945
1945
History

A new group takes shape revolving around “sugar”

A new group of businesses now takes shape with diverse core operations. “All about sugar”: commitment to the sugar trade is revitalised by companies operating in the domestic and international markets. Acquisition of the “Norddeutsche Zucker-Raffinerie”. Sugar refining makes way for a pioneering commitment to liquid sugar production based on molasses.

Boettgergruppe History 1958
1958
History

Cooperation with “Nestlé”

Teaming up with the food manufacturer “Nestlé”, a partnership is launched in Frellstedt to isolate glutamate, betaines and amino acids, mostly to supply the pharmaceutical industry (Amino GmbH).

Boettgergruppe History 1974
1974
History

Sugar operations diversify and a “Logistics” division is created

Creation of a joint venture with “Pfeifer & Langen” to produce liquid sugar from crystals in Lage/Lippe.

Boettgergruppe History 1981
1981
History

“Nestlé” leaves the joint venture and “Nordzucker” takes over as the new partner in Frellstedt.

Boettgergruppe History 1993
1993
History

Divestment of milling operations

Boettgergruppe History 2000/ 2003
2000/
2003
History

Expansion of transport and logistics with several acquisitions

Boettgergruppe History 2002
2002
History

The Group grows with the purchase of “Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery” in Kaltenkirchen near Hamburg.

Boettgergruppe History 2007
2007
History

The “Real Estate” division is founded: development of old industrial sites in Berlin once used for milling and storage.

Boettgergruppe History 2008
2008
History

The “BOETTGER GRUPPE” is born. The old “Industrie- und Handelsunion” is restyled and becomes the group holding company. The “BOETTGER GRUPPE” is now an official brand.

Boettgergruppe History 2008
2008
History

Consolidation with concentration on the core operations of Group businesses. Withdrawal from sand and gravel dredging on the Lower Rhine.

Boettgergruppe History 2008/ 2013
2008/
2013
History

Sugar operations are restructured. The partnership with “Nordzucker” is revamped and the Frellstedt site closes.

Boettgergruppe History 2012
2012
History

Expansion of the “Logistics” division

A depot and office complex for the freight and sugar businesses are built in Braunschweig, logistic services expand with a facility to clean tanker interiors and Puratec GmbH is founded

Boettgergruppe History 2012
2012
History

Cooperation with Nordzucker AG intensifies

The long-established cooperation with Nordzucker AG of Braunschweig is now stepped up. The BOETTGER GROUP takes a 30% stake in the liquid sugar factories in Nordstemmen and Gross Munzel.

Boettgergruppe History 2017
2017
History

The freight business expands. Takeover of the hauliers Laabs GmbH to boost the portfolio in food freight services

Boettgergruppe History 2020
2020
History

The Boettger Group gears up for the future

Long-haul freight operations are acquired by Marlep Tanklogistik GmbH, with the Boettger Group taking a 24% stake. Two former companies, the sugar distributor “ZVG” and the sugar trading union “ZHU”, pool their activities to form Boettger Food Ingredients GmbH. The ingredients business broadens to include nuts and dried fruit.

Boettgergruppe History 2020
2020
History

Launch of the “Health” division

The “Health” division is launched with a licensed producer in Columbia and the construction of a facility to grow and process cannabis for medical purposes. Acquisition of a 51% stake in Indica Force, a German company trading in medical products.

Boettger Group

Responsible together

The BOETTGER GROUP philosophy attaches great importance to respecting solid economic principles and corporate ethics. Responsible dealings with clients, suppliers, employees, shareholders, the advisory board, the general public and the environment are the keystone in the conduct of everyone working for BOETTGER GROUP companies.

The BOETTGER GROUP is, moreover, a family of companies who prioritise sustainable operations as an integral factor of responsible management. Today, we remain firmly committed to the principle of “professionalism with tradition”.