Our company was founded in 1987 by Maria Merschbrock-Wiese and Rainer Wiese. Since then we have grown steadily, and today Merschbrock-Wiese is one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of household spices. From our headquarter in Rietberg in Westphalia, we supply customers throughout Europe with a wide variety of spices, herbs, mixes, dried soups, instant stock, sauces and instant foods.
A qualified team, top quality and ongoing product innovation are the basis of our continued success. In order to be prepared to meet future challenges, we constantly invest in the expansion and upgrading of our production and logistics facilities.
We market our high-quality products under our own brands, as private label for customers in food retail and food service, and as raw materials for further processing in the food industry. In recognition of our entrepreneurial achievements, the “Oskar-Patzelt Foundation” awarded Merschbrock-Wiese the “Grand Prize of Medium-Size Business.” From among 2,500 nominees from throughout Germany, we took first place in North Rhine-Westphalia.
1987 Company foundation by Maria Merschbrock and Rainer Wiese
1991 Construction of a new production building at the business park “Tenge” in Rietberg
1993 Expansion of the production building
1995 The company brought in a quality management system in accord with ISO 9000, as the first German company in the field of household spices
1995 A hundred per cent expansion of the production building
2000 Construction of the logistics centre at the business park “An der Umgehung” in Rietberg (capacity of about 6,000 euro-paletts)
2003 Certification of the company in accord with IFS International Food Standard
2005 Expansion of the logistic centre up to 10,000 euro-pallets
2005 Award of the “Grand Prize of Medium-Size Business” by the “Oskar-Patzelt Foundation”
2006 Organic certification of the company
2008 Fair Trade certification
2009 Expansion of the logistics centre up to 12,000 euro-pallets and beginning of the new building of management and production
2010 Migration of the management and the production into the new building
2014 Due to the dynamics growth of the organic branch, we’ve decided to certify additionally Naturland organic
2015 Merschbrock-Wiese is a subsidiary of the Swiss HACO Holding AG. (www.hacogroup.ch) Yet this is no anonymous listed company but rather a family with a vision and big ambitions. 100% of the shares of the financially independent company are held by family members or persons with a strong emotional bond to the company.
2015 Expansion of the warehouse and production area by around 8,000 sqm