It all started almost 180 years ago with a spice mill. Today, Döhler is a global producer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry. Innovation, trust, quality and sustainability are the values that characterise our company, and that we are proud of.
Döhler, a significant food provision company in the Eastern section of the divided Germany, is nationalised. The Gemmer family relocates to the West. Frankfurt and Bad Wildungen are the first locations for the restart of production of flavours and baking agents for bakeries and flavours for the confectionery and spirits industry.
The company moves to Darmstadt, where it remains to this day. The around 70 staff generate sales of around DM 6 million p.a. The compounds developed by Döhler for natural, fruit-cloudy soft drinks set quality standards across the sector. More than 6 million litres of orange juice alone are processed every year.
Construction of a modern compound and flavour factory that sets an example for the technical standard of similar production plants at the time. Controlled automatically using punch cards, the factory monitors the production process all the way to the automatic and sterile filling of packaging for shipping.
By acquiring Euro-Citrus N.V., based in Oosterhout, NL, Döhler integrates an internationally-active producer of fruit juice concentrates for fruit juices, nectars and fruit juice beverages – a milestone for the DöhlerGroup on its way to becoming one of the leading providers of citrus and exotic fruits on the European fruit juice concentrate market.
The takeover of Dinter – based in Neuenkirchen in the "Altes Land" region of Germany – guarantees direct access to domestic fruits such as apples, pears and berries via this competence centre. Today, Döhler Neuenkirchen supplies the beverage industry worldwide with natural concentrates and flavours for fruit juices, fruit splashes and fruit juice beverages.