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HISTORY OF THE GROUP’S DEVELOPMENT

1980
Volkmar Wywiol buys Stern-Chemie GmbH in Hamburg.
1981
Acquisition of 50 % of the shares in Berg + Schmidt.
Volkmar Wywiol takes over the remaining shares 2 years later.
1986
Construction of the first tank farm for lecithin in Ouderkerk, Netherlands.
1990
Wywiol buys Mühlenchemie GmbH and starts business with flour improvers.
1992
Start of a partnership with the American oil mill group Central Soya Inc. – Stern-Wywiol becomes the world’s biggest supplier of lecithin.
1995
Purchase of Hydrosol GmbH in Hamburg, a company specializing in stabilizing systems for dairy products and deli foods. Establishment of the affiliate Berg + Schmidt Asia Pte. Ltd. for the sale of feed ingredients.
1999
Opening of SternMaid as a compounding plant for food ingredients. A year later, Torsten Wywiol enters the company as its second generation.
2003
The trial bakery, dairy laboratory and enzyme laboratory are housed under one roof at the Ahrensburg Technology Centre.
2008
Opening of the world’s first flour sack museum, the flour art museum, in Wittenburg, where over 2,400 flour sacks from 120 countries are exhibited.
2011
Enlargement of the facilities for applications technology in Ahrensburg and the production plants in Wittenburg and Malaysia at a capital cost of 25 million EUR.