We are a cooperative company group distinguished by internationality, a great focus on exports as well as flat hierarchies and short decision-making channels. By concentrating on high-revenue business fields, our company is able to grow successfully and sustainably. At present, 2,072 highly qualified employees work at locations nationally and abroad in order to grow our company and produce high-quality food products. Hochwald includes renowned brands such as Bärenmarke, Lünebest, Glücksklee, Elinas and Hochwald, as well as trademarks and international brands like Bonny and Milcow.



Our employees are an important part of our growth. A healthy working environment is therefore important to us. We offer a safe workplace, an individually tailored further training programme as well as great development prospects. We foster our own junior talent with practice-based and qualified professional training.

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Would you like to become part of the Hochwald family and work with us? Send us your application and show us your interest and commitment! If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Tatjana Komes (Recruiting): or by phone:+49 6504 12-0


No problem! Can you identify with our philosophy and product, but are you completely new to the dairy industry? We can change that! With interest, commitment and enthusiasm, you can also get a foothold in our company as a lateral entrant. There are many examples of this among our active employees.

Baby nutrition is made from our products, meeting the highest standards of quality and safety.

Doris Mans, Hünfeld

When it comes to producing tinned evaporated milk,
no one else in Germany comes close to us!

Rüdiger Veit, Thalfang

Being creative and developing ideas together –
that’s what makes my job so appealing.

Nina Haas, Thalfang

It always takes a little courage and drive,
to take on and realise things together.

Koos Elzinga, Bolsward


08. December 2021
Joint climate project

Nestlé and Hochwald start a joint climate project

Pilot project of low-emission dairy farm of...

28. October 2021
First milk intake

- GEA equips dairy in Mechernich, Germany, with entire milk processing technology
- Cutting-edge...

08. October 2021
Hochwald at Anuga

The world’s largest and most important food and drink trade fair will return to Cologne this year...

02. July 2021
Fiscal year 2020

Hochwald paying above-average milk price. Mechernich investment project in the pipeline. Investing...

25. May 2021
Elinas low-fat

The new yogurt creations from Elinas promise maximum flavor with just 0.1 % fat.

Elinas is...

20. May 2021
Have you met Poppy yet?

Inspired by this popular British girl’s name, Hochwald created its youngest brand in its “girlish...

22. April 2021

The association Friends of Digital Farming (Hochwald Foods GmbH as club member) support the...

15. April 2021
The modern coffee experience

The new Bärenmarke Barista Milk produces a perfect milk foam – barista style. Whether it’s frothed...

22. March 2021
New look for Bärenmarke

The new look underscores the values of the family-oriented brand.

From March 2021, Bärenmarke...

09. March 2021

Elinas limited-edition flavour for 2021 entices with exotic passion fruit.
The annual...

23. October 2020

Recognition for reconciling family and professional life

For Hochwald, ensuring family life can be...

30. June 2020
2019 Fiscal Year

Hochwald widens the gap from the average German milk price and reports stable sales figures for...

14. February 2020

Hochwad Foods GmbH , the 2nd biggest German  dairy cooperative which has always been at the...

25. November 2019
Agriculture 4.0

Autonomous tractors, drones for monitoring crops, or data-supported use of crop inputs – these...

31. October 2019
5. Milk Future Forum

Hochwald Cooperative explores intersections between the milk market, society, and agriculture


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Our Brands

[Translate to English:] hochwald Milchprodukte
[Translate to English:] Elinas
[Translate to English:] Lünebest
[Translate to English:] Bonny
[Translate to English:] Glücksklee
[Translate to English:] Ramonte
[Translate to English:] Mana
[Translate to English:] Milcow
[Translate to English:] Happy Day
[Translate to English:] Mimi Lait
[Translate to English:] Starmilk