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History

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1900er

In the early years of the 20th century, coffee is becoming ever more popular in Europe. But the used coffee grounds and the bitter taste get in the way of full enjoyment. 

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1910er

After testing her invention thoroughly and making ongoing improvements, Melitta and Hugo Bentz systematically visit stores ...

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1910er

1920er

In 1923, Willy Bentz, the oldest son of Melitta and Hugo Bentz, joins the company. The company is renamed to “Bentz & Sohn OHG”.

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1920er

1930er

When Horst Bentz, the second son of Melitta and Hugo Bentz, enters the company in 1932, it is renamed to “Melitta-Werke AG”.

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1930er

1940er

World War II is impairing production at the Melitta factories more and more.

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1940er

1950er

Four years after her husband's passing, Melitta Bentz dies.

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1950er

1960er

In 1962, Melitta is the first to offer ground coffee in vacuum-sealed packaging on the German market.

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1960er

1970er

With the addition of vacuum cleaner bags to the product range, Melitta enters the dust filter business in 1971. 

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1970er

1980er

After Horst Bentz resigns from his position as general partner, his sons Jörg and Dr. Thomas Bentz take over management of Melitta in 1981. 

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1980er

1990er

The Melitta Group takes over the paper factory Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier in 1992.

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1990er

2000er

At the millennium, Melitta introduces the double seam for filter papers.

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2000er

2010er

In 2010, Jero Bentz, son of Jörg Bentz, enters the company.

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2010er
1900
10er
20er
30er
40er
50er
60er
70er
80er
90er
2000
2010
1900er

In the early years of the 20th century, coffee is becoming ever more popular in Europe. But the used coffee grounds and the bitter taste get in the way of full enjoyment. 

more
1900er
1910er

After testing her invention thoroughly and making ongoing improvements, Melitta and Hugo Bentz systematically visit stores ...

more
1910er
1920er

In 1923, Willy Bentz, the oldest son of Melitta and Hugo Bentz, joins the company. The company is renamed to “Bentz & Sohn OHG”.

more
1920er
1930er

When Horst Bentz, the second son of Melitta and Hugo Bentz, enters the company in 1932, it is renamed to “Melitta-Werke AG”.

more
1930er
1940er

World War II is impairing production at the Melitta factories more and more.

more
1940er
1950er

Four years after her husband's passing, Melitta Bentz dies.

more
1950er
1960er

In 1962, Melitta is the first to offer ground coffee in vacuum-sealed packaging on the German market.

more
1960er
1970er

With the addition of vacuum cleaner bags to the product range, Melitta enters the dust filter business in 1971. 

more
1970er
1980er

After Horst Bentz resigns from his position as general partner, his sons Jörg and Dr. Thomas Bentz take over management of Melitta in 1981. 

more
1980er
1990er

The Melitta Group takes over the paper factory Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier in 1992.

more
1990er
2000er

At the millennium, Melitta introduces the double seam for filter papers.

more
2000er
2010er

In 2010, Jero Bentz, son of Jörg Bentz, enters the company.

more
2010er
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90er
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2010