1932

Founding of the Erbeskopf eG co-operative in Thalfang. Butter production starts.

1935-1938

Production of coffee cream and sour cream to be marketed in the region starts, as well as production of condensed milk.

1953

Founding of the subsidiary Hochwald-Milchwerke GmbH.

1954-1955

Construction of own canning factory for condensed milk production in Thalfang.

1963

Start of the slaughterhouse operation at the Thalfang site.

1986

Merger with Pfalzmilch eG and thereby acquisition of the plant in Kaiserslautern.

2001

Merger with Eifelperle Milch eG, Hillesheim, with the plant in Erftstadt and renaming of the co-operative in Erbeskopf Eifelperle eG.

2003

Acquisition of the condensed milk/fresh milk product operating division in Weiding with the Bärenmarke und Glücksklee brands, as well as the plant in Lüneburg with the Lünebest brand.

Concentration on milk processing at the Thalfang production site after closure of the meat facility.

2005

Merger with Starmilch eG in Fulda and takeover of the Ramonte brand, inter alia. This merger brought the Hünfeld and Hungen plants in Hesse into the company.

2006

Sale of the export brand Bonny, as well as the plant in Bolsward in the Netherlands.

2008

Hochwald becomes sole producer of tinned condensed milk in Germany after acquisition of production of tinned condensed milk from Nordmilch.

2011

Adoption of the forward-looking concept "Higher added-value through internalisation and growth" and expansion of strategically value-creating business sectors.

2012

Founding of the distribution company AHL Distribution S.A. together with the co-operative Societé Laitière de Recogne S.A. to distribute the products of both companies in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Renaming of Erbeskopf Eifelperle eG and Hochwald Nahrungsmittel-Werke GmbH to Hochwald Milch eG and Hochwald Foods GmbH.

Founding of the distribution company Hochwald Foods DMCC in Dubai.

2015

Adoption of the Strategy 2020.

2016

Drying Plant opened in Hünfeld

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