As a family-owned company, our future development is built on strong foundations: the inventiveness, innovative strength and entrepreneurial spirit of Melitta Bentz who founded our company in 1908. Using a brass cup and a piece of blotting paper, she created the world's first coffee filter. At the time, no one imagined that her invention would revolutionize the enjoyment of coffee the world over and lay the foundation for the extraordinary story of a successful brand.
A lot has changed since then, but inventiveness, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit are still the hallmarks of the Melitta Group today. We have become a producer of branded products for enjoying coffee and tea, for storing and preparing foodstuffs, and for keeping the household clean. Moreover, our numerous products and services make us a partner for companies in a wide variety of industries. In the markets we serve, our branded products are market and quality leaders – or aim to achieve these positions.
However varied our markets, products and competences may be: all our company's operating divisions are firmly united under our Chief Corporate Management and share a common understanding of our corporate values. We are success-oriented, set high standards for ourselves and our products, and are whole-heartedly dedicated to our company, our brands, and our products. Our cooperation – both internally and externally – is based on mutual respect, commitment and team spirit. As a family-owned company, we are always focused on the long-term development of the Group and strive to achieve the best possible balance between economic, ecological and social interests.