As a family-owned company, we shape our future working up from our strong foundation: a wealth of inventiveness, innovative power and an entrepreneurial spirit guided Melitta Bentz when she 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 revolutionise the enjoyment of coffee the world over and lay the foundation for the extraordinary story of a successful brand.
Since then, a lot as changed, but inventiveness, innovative power and entrepreneurial spirit are still the hallmarks of Melitta Group today. In the meantime, we have become a producer of brand-name products for enjoying coffee and tea, for storing and preparing foodstuffs as well as 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 are present in, our brand-name products are market and quality leaders or it is our goal to achieve this.
However varied our markets, products and competences may be: all our company's business units are firmly united under a common Management Board and by a joint understanding of our company's values. We are success oriented, place highest demands on ourselves and our products, and whole-heartedly dedicate ourselves to our company, our brands, and our products with passion and drive. Our cooperation with others – both internally and externally – is characterised by appreciation, commitment and team spirit. As a family-owned company, we are always focused on the long-term development of the company and strive to achieve the best possible balancing of economic, ecological and social interests.