The family-run company Pektin-Fabrik Hermann Herbstreith KG is founded in Wolfzennen am Bodensee by Hermann Herbstreith, who recognized the potential and numerous applications of apple pomace as a valuable raw material for the production of apple pectin.
The company relocates to Neuenbürg in the state of Baden-Württemberg to utilise the benefits of this location, including water, improved supply of raw materials and proximity to customers.
Erwin Herbstreith takes over the company after the death of his father Hermann Herbstreith.
Gerhard F. Fox, the current Chairman and General Partner, joins the company as the Director of Technical Services and Sales.
Herbafood Nahrungsmittel GmbH is founded, marking the company’s first step towards expanding its interests.
Start of production of Herbarom (colouring fruit extract sweetener) in Neuenbürg.
Start of production of Herbasweet (non-colouring fruit extract sweetener) in Neuenbürg.
Takeover and complete restructuring of an additional production plant – today’s Herbstreith & Fox GmbH Pektin-Fabrik Werder – in Brandenburg.
Chairman Erwin Herbstreith goes into well-deserved retirement and remains a limited partner in the company. Gerhard F. Fox becomes Chairman of the entire Herbstreith & Fox Group.
The organisation is restructured and the name changed to Herbstreith & Fox KG. A new company logo is introduced for the entire H&F company group.
Herbafood Nahrungsmittel GmbH relocates to Werder/Havel, the location of Herbstreith & Fox GmbH Pektin-Fabrik Werder.
Introduction of a quality management system in line with ISO 9001 / EN 29001.
The H&F corporate group launches a website.
Erwin Herbstreith leaves the company as a limited partner on 31 December, 1998 at the age of 86.
The name of Herbafood Nahrungsmittel GmbH is changed to Herbafood Ingredients GmbH. This change reflects the company’s growing international reach and its increasing importance on the global market.
Senior partner Erwin Herbstreith passes away on August 20, 2002 at the age of 89.
25 years — Herbafood Ingredients GmbH
The company acquires the neighbouring property in Werder to expand the site and build an H&F logistics centre for the entire H&F Group.
The Herbstreith & Fox company group introduces a common quality management system for the organisation in line with ISO 9001 / recertification.
The name of Herbstreith & Fox GmbH Pektin-Fabrik Werder is changed to Herbstreith & Fox GmbH. Andreas Bernhardt is appointed as an additional manager of Herbstreith & Fox GmbH, Werder.
On 1 January, 2009, the newly founded H&F subsidiary agro FOOD SOLUTION GMBH takes over the animal nutrition product line of Herbafood Ingredients GmbH.
Herbstreith & Fox celebrates 75 successful years in business.
Herbafood Ingredients GmbH unveils the herba cuisine brand.
Introduction of an energy management system at Herbstreith & Fox GmbH in Werder.
The herba cuisine product line of Herbafood Ingredients GmbH launches BASIC textur, a purely plant-based texturiser with a neutral taste and colour.
Introduction of the Food Safety System Certification Standard (FSSC 22000) at Herbstreith & Fox KG Pektin-Fabriken, Herbstreith & Fox GmbH and Herbafood Ingredients GmbH.
Introduction of an energy management system at Herbstreith & Fox KG in Neuenbürg.
Herbstreith & Fox GmbH in Werder celebrates its 25-year anniversary.
Herbafood Ingredients GmbH presents the ApfelCholest brand.
The herba cuisine product line of Herbafood Ingredients GmbH launches an innovative dry texturiser called BASIC dry.
Acquisition of Riske GmbH Food Ingredients, Additives and Food Technological Processing-Consulting by the H&F corporate group.
Sven Fox, son of Gerhard F. Fox, is appointed as an additional manager of the H&F corporate group.
The continually expanding group presents itself to the market as the international H&F Group with its own identity, establishing itself as a strong, competent partner to the global food industry.