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, 1,882 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.

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

Nina Dietz, Thalfang

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

Koos Elzinga, Bolsward

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


23. October 2020
Hochwald named training organisation of the year

Recognition for reconciling family and professional life


For Hochwald, ensuring family life can be...

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30. June 2020
2019 Fiscal Year

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

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14. February 2020
Hochwald taps into changing consumer lifestyle in GCC

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

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25. November 2019
Agriculture 4.0

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

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31. October 2019
5. Hochwald Milk Future Forum

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



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01. October 2019
On-the-go and convenience trends

Hochwald Foods GmbH, the 2nd biggest German dairy cooperative who produces high quality milk...

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29. July 2019
A new member is appointed to the Hochwald Management Board

The Hochwald Management Board now assumes a third responsibility. Thilo R. Pomykala (48) will  join...

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25. June 2019
Sustainable development

Strategic aim of above-average dividends achieved 


2018 saw Hochwald continue to implement the...

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20. May 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking ceremony marks construction start of the new Hochwald dairy in Mechernich


  • On 17...
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20. May 2019
Hochwald at PLMA

PLMA’s World of Private Label in Amsterdam is an international trade show for private labels, and a...

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04. July 2018
Hochwald closed 2017 with a revenue increase

Thalfang / Maria Laach, July 4, 2018 

The Hochwald Group has utilized the year 2017 to start...

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06. June 2018
Hochwald builds Greenfield

4th June, 2018

Obergartzem/Thalfang/Erftstadt - The Hochwald Cooperative Group with its head office...

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25. May 2018
Hochwald at PLMA

PLMA’s World of Private Label in Amsterdam is an international trade show for private labels, and a...

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29. January 2018

Hochwald Foods GmbH will be exhibiting at Gulfood in Dubai, a major trade fair in the Middle East...

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26. January 2018
Hochwald expands its management team

Thalfang, 26 January 2018

The Supervisory Board of Hochwald Foods GmbH has appointed Thorsten...

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08. December 2017
Hochwald discusses the future

Ochtendung/Thalfang, 6 December 2017

"Facts change, opinions shift." With these words, Peter...

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27. September 2017
Hochwald at Anuga

Anuga is the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages and is held in...

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27. July 2017
Hochwald expands its management team

Hochwald is expanding its management board to include a third responsibility. Thorsten Oberschmidt...

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28. June 2017
Strategy "Hochwald 2020"

Thalfang / Maria Laach, 27 June 2017

Hochwald laid the foundations for the strategy "Hochwald 2020"...

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28. April 2017
Hochwald at PLMA

PLMA’s World of Private Label in Amsterdam is an international trade show for private labels, and a...

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14. February 2017
Meet us at Gulfood!

Hochwald Foods GmbH will be exhibiting at Gulfood in Dubai, a major trade fair in the Middle East...

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25. November 2016
Hochwald supports "Herzenssache"

Thalfang, 25.11.2016. This year, Hochwald Foods GmbH is donating €14,000 to Herzenssache, the...

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14. October 2016
Hochwald reorganises its management board

Thalfang, 14 October 2016. The Supervisory Board of Hochwald Foods GmbH has appointed Detlef Latka...

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27. September 2016
Into the future with Hochwald

Thalfang, 14th September 2016. With the new training year, 35 trainees and two dual students have...

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21. June 2016
Sustainable Development

Thalfang / Maria Laach, 22 June 2016


In 2015, a difficult year for the milk industry, Hochwald...

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10. June 2016
Cooperation with Schwälbchen

Bad Schwalbach/Thalfang, 9 June, 2016. SCHWÄLBCHEN MOLKEREI AG and HOCHWALD Foods GmbH will be...

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09. May 2016
Hochwald in dialogue with farmers’ associations

Thalfang, 9 May 2016. At the beginning of May, the farmers’ associations from the milk collection...

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28. April 2016
Concentrating on its core business

Thalfang/Meppen, 27 April 2016. Hochwald Foods GmbH, Thalfang, has sold its subsidiary located in...

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21. March 2016
New drying plant opened in Hünfeld

Hünfeld, 21 March 2016. The dairy company Hochwald has inaugurated one of the most modern production...

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23. December 2015
Preparatory classes for refugee children

The proceeds collected from the prize wheel activity featured as part of the Fun-Mobile amounted to...

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06. November 2015
Hochwald reorganises its Management Board

Hochwald Foods GmbH is reorganising its Management Board. In future, the responsibility within the...

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13. October 2015
Dr Engel leaves Management

Dr Karl-Heinz Engel was dismissed as the managing director of the Hochwald Group with immediate...

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24. June 2015
2014: A good business year

Thalfang / Maria Laach, June 24 2015

In fiscal year 2014, Hochwald increased revenues to...

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08. May 2015
Marketing cooperation for cheese

Thalfang/ Holtsee 8th May 2015


The Schleswig-Holstein dairy cooperative Holtsee-Ascheberg eG and...

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29. October 2014
3. Future Forum for Milk

At the 3rd Future Forum for Milk, with the business and science experts from the Hochwald...

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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