Swiss confectionary specialist Confiserie Sprüngli AG is one of Switzerland’s most traditional companies. A champion of artisanal values, its extensive product range of sweet treats and savoury canapes is still made largely by hand by a team of master chocolatiers, patissiers and confectioners using traditional recipes handed down over more than 175 years. A revered history alone, however, is not enough to ensure a successful present or future. Sprüngli faces the same challenges to its position in the market that any long-standing family business does over the years and has mastered these with bravour. President of the Board of Directors Milan Prenosil describes how Sprüngli retains its relevance in the modern market.
It is the delicious pizza in the small pizzeria, the tasty sandwich from the local deli and the crunchy salad at the canteen’s salad bar – cheese is consumed in many varieties, forms and sizes. No wonder that the demand for block, grated and sliced cheese is rising. Tippagral SAS, which specializes in cheese transformation, has benefited from changing eating habits and has experienced rapid growth recently. Its customized grates, cuts and sizes are increasingly popular with B2B customers.
Turkey is an ideal production location with geographical advantages, competitive labour costs and free-trade areas. The country is among the fastest growing national economies around the globe and one of the top ten production locations worldwide. One company that has proven how successful businesses based in Turkey can develop is KOROZO with headquarters in Istanbul. It has grown from a small producer of plastic bags to an internationally leading provider of packaging solutions for the food and non-food industries. With subsidiaries in different European countries such as KOROZO GmbH based in Cologne, Germany, the Turkish company is ready to conquer the international market.
Since the days of the pharmacist-turned-entrepreneur Emile Giffard, who explored the digestive effects of fresh mint in 1885, a lot has changed for Giffard et Compagnie. At the beginning of this success story in the international beverage market was the famous Menthe-Pastille, a liqueur that has made its entrance in all bars and liqueur stores around the world. Today, the assortment of Giffard et Compagnie is not just limited to liqueurs, but the company has successfully established a wide range of syrups and crème liqueurs that have found an equally loyal group of followers.
In this issue: Futura Robotica S.r.l. - End-line technology at its best / Erik Thun AB - Dine at the captain’s table / Spendrups Bryggeri AB - Drinks at the heart of the occasion / Skanem AS - Smart labelling solutions
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