We have been dedicated to one thing since 1920: You.
As one of Germany’s leading dairies, Ehrmann looks back on a long business tradition.
In 1920, dairy master Alois Ehrmann (Sr.) started his first dairy as a one-man operation. Five years later, he took on a lease for a second dairy, laying the foundation for expansion that continues to this day.
Today, Ehrmann has seven sites and is internationally diversified. Here you can find out more about the nearly 100-year tradition of the Ehrmann family dairy.
Almost 100 years of ‘From the family, for the family’ – years that have shaped us.
Alois Ehrmann (Sr.) starts his first dairy as a one-man operation.
Alois Ehrmann (Sr.) acquires the place of business in Oberschönegg in the Allgäu region of Germany that is still the head office of the family-owned dairy Ehrmann today.
Alois Ehrmann (Sr.) turns over management of the company to his two sons, Anton and Alois (Jr.), making them equal partners. Alois Ehrmann (Jr.) is given responsibility for the Allgäu dairy, while Anton Ehrmann takes over product sales and marketing and the development of national distribution in Leonberg near Stuttgart.
Almighurt, the first fruit yoghurt in Germany with cold-stirred fruit is introduced.
Ehrmann acquires the Fleischwerke Zimmermann GmbH & Co. KG meat processing plant, one of the best-known businesses in the German meat and sausage industry.
Ehrmann purchases the Hainichen-Freiberg dairy, one of the most advanced production facilities for yoghurt and dessert specialities in Germany. The site serves as a competence centre for dessert products; the Ehrmann Innovation Centre with the Group’s own technical centre is installed.
Ehrmann acquires the majority stake in the long-established company J.M. Gabler Saliter. Since 1713 a well-known producer of excellent Bavarian dairy products, especially of coffee cream and condensed milk.
Ehrmann starts its international expansion and officially opens the OOO Ehrmann production facilities in Raos near Moscow. Ehrmann rapidly advances to become number two on the Russian market.
Christian Ehrmann takes over the third-generation management of the family dairy as Chairman of the Executive Board of Ehrmann AG. His father, Alois Ehrmann (Jr.), moves to the Board of Directors, like his brother, Anton, three years before him.
The departments Marketing, Sales, Export, Development and Production are consolidated at the Oberschönegg facility in the Allgäu, creating additional synergies through short channels and even closer co-operation between all departments.
Together with local partner, Commonwealth Dairy, Ehrmann AG builds a dairy in the state of Vermont on the east coast of the USA. After around one year of construction, the production facility in Brattleboro is officially dedicated in March 2011.
Ehrmann acquires the traditional brand of “Obstgarten“ (translated: Fruit Garden) and takes over the merchandising of the products in Germany, thereby allowing the family dairy to significantly expand its range of quark products.
In October 2013 we started up our second dairy in the USA, called Arizona Dairy LLC,. While Brattleboro serves the North-East of the USA, the second dairy is focused on the American West Coast.
Germany’s most favored fruit yoghurt has its 50th anniversary.
Ehrmann AG concludes a joint venture with Trevo Lacteos S.A. and thus expands its international presence.