We have made it our goal to become an international, market-oriented milk specialist. With ever-advancing processes and changing circumstances, we rely on our greatest strengths: our cooperative members and our employees.
Our employees transform milk into a varied and high-quality product range at the various locations. This includes classics like evaporated milk, long-life milk and drinking milk, as well as spray cream, quark, fresh cream and long-life cream, plus yoghurt and desserts, cheese and demineralised whey powder.
Foundation of the cooperative Erbeskopf eG in Thalfang. Start of butter production.
Start of coffee cream and sour cream production for marketing in the region, as well as evaporated milk production. (1935 – 1938)
Foundation of the subsidiary Hochwald-Milchwerke GmbH.
Construction of a can plant for the production of evaporated milk in Thalfang (1954 – 1955).
Start of slaughterhouse operations at the location in Thalfang.
Merger with Pfalzmilch eG and acquisition of the site in Kaiserslautern.
Merger with Eifelperle Milch eG, Hillesheim, with the site in Erftstadt and renaming the cooperative to Erbeskopf Eifelperle eG.
Acquisition of the evaporated milk/fresh milk products unit in Weiding with the brands Bärenmarke and Glücksklee.
Acquisition of the site in Lüneberg with the brand LÜNEbest.
Concentration of milk processing at the production site in Thalfang following the closure of the meat plant.
Merger with Starmilch eG in Fulda. This merger saw the Hesse-based plants Hünfeld and Hungen join the company.
Purchase of the export brand Bonny as well as the plant in Bolsward, Netherlands.
Adoption of the future concept “Higher value creation through internationalisation and growth” and expansion of strategic, value-creating business fields.
Foundation of the distribution company AHL Distribution S.A. together with the cooperative Societé Laitière de Recogne S.A. in order to distribute 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.
Foundation of the distribution company Hochwald Foods DMCC in Dubai.
Adoption of the 2020 strategy.
Opening of the Hünfeld drying plant.
Ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new dairy plant in Mechernich – one of the largest investment projects in the company’s history.
Our success is based on the high quality of our products. As a producer of food for daily consumption, it is our goal to fulfil the needs of our customers as best as possible. We are therefore looking for strong partners who can support us sustainably. We expect the utmost technical competence, flexibility and reliability from our suppliers and service providers.