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.
After testing her invention thoroughly and making ongoing improvements, Melitta and Hugo Bentz systematically visit stores ...
In 1923, Willy Bentz, the oldest son of Melitta and Hugo Bentz, joins the company. The company is renamed to “Bentz & Sohn OHG”.
When Horst Bentz, the second son of Melitta and Hugo Bentz, enters the company in 1932, it is renamed to “Melitta-Werke AG”.
World War II is impairing production at the Melitta factories more and more.
Four years after her husband's passing, Melitta Bentz dies.
In 1962, Melitta is the first to offer ground coffee in vacuum-sealed packaging on the German market.
With the addition of vacuum cleaner bags to the product range, Melitta enters the dust filter business in 1971.
After Horst Bentz resigns from his position as general partner, his sons Jörg and Dr. Thomas Bentz take over management of Melitta in 1981.
The Melitta Group takes over the paper factory Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier in 1992.
At the millennium, Melitta introduces the double seam for filter papers.
In 2010, Jero Bentz, son of Jörg Bentz, enters the company.