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HISTORY

The roots
of our success

Although the success story of Jütro TKK actually began with the founding of the former Jütro Frost GmbH on 1st July 1991, our roots actually go back more than 100 years to 1st May in 1911 when Richard Meyer and his wife Marie founded the Jütro cannery in Jüterbog.

The finest produce has been canned and boxed there ever since, although the initial focus on forest fruits, mushrooms and cucumbers has shifted several times over the years and the current best-sellers are high-value delicatessen items such as sauces, soups and stocks.

This small family business has had its ups and downs but has managed to survive the Second World War and difficult periods of bankruptcy and state expropriation. The Meyers have remained loyal to their company and their employees right through to the current fourth generation.

Conscious of the family tradition, Michael Meyer, son of the successful industrialist Bernd-Richard Meyer, took over the management of the newly founded Jütro Tiefkühlkost Fabrik in 1996. As an independent company, it specialises in freezer technology and today supplies customers throughout Germany and Europe with the finest fruit and vegetable assortments as well as high-quality ready meals.

The first Jütro factory was established more than a century ago, and we at Jütro are proud of our heritage. The company is still owner-managed, is still invested with family values and is carrying forward its customary high quality standards into the future.

Although the success story of Jütro TKK actually began with the founding of the former Jütro Frost GmbH on 1st July 1991, our roots actually go back more than 100 years to 1st May in 1911 when Richard Meyer and his wife Marie founded the Jütro cannery in Jüterbog.

The finest produce has been canned and boxed there ever since, although the initial focus on forest fruits, mushrooms and cucumbers has shifted several times over the years and the current best-sellers are high-value delicatessen items such as sauces, soups and stocks.

This small family business has had its ups and downs but has managed to survive the Second World War and difficult periods of bankruptcy and state expropriation. The Meyers have remained loyal to their company and their employees right through to the current fourth generation.

Historie Wurzel des Erfolges Jütro Tiefkühlkost

Conscious of the family tradition, Michael Meyer, son of the successful industrialist Bernd-Richard Meyer, took over the management of the newly founded Jütro Tiefkühlkost Fabrik in 1996. As an independent company, it specialises in freezer technology and today supplies customers throughout Germany and Europe with the finest fruit and vegetable assortments as well as high-quality ready meals.

The first Jütro factory was established more than a century ago, and we at Jütro are proud of our heritage. The company is still owner-managed, is still invested with family values and is carrying forward its customary high quality standards into the future.

  • 1911

     

    The company is founded

    On 1st May, Richard Meyer and his wife Marie found a cannery in Jüterbog for the processing of forest fruits.

  • 1936

    25th anniversary

    The business concept for the production of high-quality preserves proves successful. The factory building is upgraded and the premises expanded.

     

    1936

  • 1961

     

    50th anniversary

    The company is still a family-run business when it celebrates its golden jubilee in 1962 but is subsequently taken into part-ownership by the state. The GDR regime acquires a controlling interest while also facilitating necessary investments.

  • 1972

    Nationalisation of the family business

    The family business is expropriated by the state. Bernd-Richard Meyer retains responsibility for running the company in the role of general manager.

     

    1972

  • 1990

     

    The company is re-established as Jüterboger Konservenfabrik Richard Meyer GmbH

    After the political and economic upheavals of 1989, the canning factory leaves the collective combine in February 1990 and is now a legally independent company. On 1st April 1990, Jüterboger Konservenfabrik Richard Meyer GmbH is re-established.

  • 1996

    Foundation of Jütro Tiefkühlkost GmbH

    On 1st March, the company acquires a share of I.Schroeder KG. With the arrival of Michael Meyer, the fourth generation of the family resumes its principal role in managing business operations. The technology of the old factory undergoes a complete overhaul to increase processing capacity.

     

    1996

  • 2011

     

    100th anniversary

    Together with friends, customers, business partners, family and workforce, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our company.

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