It has been Mestemacher’s credo since its founding in 1871, to promote people’s well-being and garnish their lives with indulgence. The family-run company supplies the German and international food retail market with more than 50 different kinds of multi-benefit bread specialities. Consumers appreciate the hygienic packaging, months-long shelf life (unopened), high fibre content and the use of freshly ground rye from its own mills. Smaller packaging sizes and a range of new health-oriented products, as well as the tried and tested Westphalian classics, round out the multi-use product portfolio.
Consumers, who not only value sustainability and quality, but also care about equal rights and social commitment, need look no further than Mestemacher. The company’s owners have been active supporters of projects promoting the equality of women and men and finding a balance between work and family. Since 2001, these social projects have been generating increasing attention in the media through initiatives such as the Mestemacher “KITA Prize”, “Female Manager of the Year” and, since 2006, “Father of the Year” and the Mestemacher Future Forum. In order to achieve these goals, Mestemacher, among other things, decided to honour fathers for their outstanding work in childcare and household management.
AddressAm Anger 29
Tel +49 5241 8709-0
Fax +49 5241 8709-45
Owner familyAlbert Detmers und Prof. Dr. Ulrike Detmers,
Fritz Detmers und Helma Detmers
Year of establishment1871
ProductsWholegrain breads, pumpernickel, international bread specialities, fresh cakes, frozen pastries, muesli and cereals
SitesProduction sites in Gütersloh, Lippstadt, Aerzen, Bielefeld and Poznan (Poland)
Turnover145 million euros (2014)