The Company’s History
Schnitzer was founded in 1968 by the dentist Dr. Schnitzer, who made the wholesome food philosophy available for a large part of the population through products and literature. Schnitzer already offered long-life organic bakery products in 1996, first only wholesome. In 2002 the first expansion took place: a separate production of organic and gluten free products was put into operation. The second expansion was in 2014/2015: a new production facility was built and put into operation at the end of 2015, where about seventy different, self developed recipes were produced on a total of 7000 sq. m.- with IFS certificated food (higher level).
Founded on the 01.May 1968 by Dr. Johann Schnitzer in St. Georgen. As a co. founder of the wholesome food philosophy his goal was to offer household grain mills
During the first years Schnitzer specialized in writing books about healthy nutrition and wanted to inform society
The business branch: household grain mills, which still lasts today was founded in this relation. Schnitzer was a pioneer at that time in developing household grain mills. Schnitzer developed the stone grinding procedure and developed grinding attachments for food processors.
Introduction of the partner bakery license system, which has ensured up to today that Schnitzer´s cereals are ground by the independent licensed bakeries freshly and the 100 % whole grain flour is processed and baked immediately according to Schnitzer recipes.
Foundation of a new business branch: Schnitzer made the step to long-life baked goods, made for immediate consumption and distributed them to the specialist trade.
Implementation of the EU organic regulation in all business activities
Development of an organic glutenfree production facility and foundation of the black forest celiac disease bakery, which produces only organic glutenfree food on 150 s .qm.
Schnitzer moved from St. Georgen to Offenburg
After two years of developing, Schnitzer founded the Schnitzer Bräu GmbH & Co. KG and launched the glutenfree organic-brew. One year later the Schnitzer millet-Lemon brew was introduced to the market.
Reconstruction of the production facility and significant increase in the production capacity. Successful completion was the IFS certification of our company.
Introduction of the product line neo bakery. The organic bread line is characterized by traditional baking combined with modern design and new standards for bread and bread rolls are set
Schnitzer has been a successful healthy nutrition company for 50 years. This is a good opportunity to review history and become aware of the company's mission and its social purpose. Our mission is to continue to develop the enjoyable and nutritionally sensible nutrition every day - always according to the principle of "eat intelligently, enjoy consciously."
Tradition creates trust
Schnitzer has been a continually growing middle class business since the late 60´s with a traditional philosophy. We produce in a modern bakery in the sunny south west of Germany. We appreciate a high degree of craftsmanship. Therefore a lot of master bakers and journeyman work in our production. Our Company has been dealing with healthy nutrition concerning cereals for almost half a century.
Schnitzer is not only a pioneer in the food sector, but also in the house hold grain mill branch.
The company structures and organises itself along the values set by it self. The mission statement not only motivates our employees but rather gives orientation and structure. The self set values are meant to clarify for our customers what the company and the employees stand for, namely that we generate the best performance in all sectors every day.
Due to the long standing experience in this branch we enjoy the trust of our customers, suppliers and business partners. With innovative developments we emphasise this trust over and over again. We offer organic healthy food for customers who are aware of wholesome food and guarantee the highest degree of organic quality. The company has focused on customers with special demands. Our products are developed especially for people affected by food intolerance and are produced under high rules. The product line glutenfree includes numerous products which are also free of lactose and mostly also free of soya , nuts, eggs and yeast. The production of our food is subject to strict requirements and regular checks, so our customers can trust the promised quality.
We are permanently improving and developing products . Our new products are not only for health awareness people, but also for food lovers.
To make sure our customers can enjoy all Schnitzer products everywhere and all the time our products are available at numerous distribution partners of organic food trades and selected stores which provide organic food, but also easy to obtain through our online shop.
Our team of experts
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
Managing director Schnitzer GmbH & Co. KG
Managing director Schnitzer Produktions GmbH
Managing director Schnitzer Produktions GmbH
Managing director Schnitzer SD GmbH & Co. KG
Schnitzer GmbH & Co. KG
Schnitzer Produktions GmbH
Assistant to the management Schnitzer Produktions GmbH
Schnitzer Produktions GmbH
M. Sc. Agrarwissenschaften
Head of Quality management
B. Sc. Ernährung und Versorgungsmangement
Deputy Head of Quality Management
The project „european mini-chefs“ has stood under the motto: “health, through the right nutrition in an intact environment “ since 1989.
Kids between 10- 11 years are sensitized to healthy nutrition by the project and learn in a playful way better eating habits and local awareness.
This project goes beyond national borders and is represented Europe-wide.
Schnitzer has also sponsored the local group in Freiburg of the European mini-chefs since 2016. A magnificent forward-looking and sustainable project.
A healthy nutrition can be learned early. As soon as the European mini-chefs start to cook, communality, enjoyment and fun are focused. In that way the project achieves its goal in a playful way: kids get used to healthy food and the preparation early. We think the commitment of the young and knowledge-hungry chefs is more than commendable and exemplary. We gladly support this sustainable project.
We support people with disabilities
Regional Life Coaching distinguishs our company for providing jobs for people with disabilities.
In addition to 37 companies, institutions and municipalities Schnitzer was awarded in November 2017 with the certificate "unbehindert miteinander – einfach, barrierefrei". The award was given by the association Lebenshilfe Offenburg-Oberkirch.
Together, the award winners are committed to ensuring that everyone can work and live together, thus making life easier not only for people with disabilities, but also for families with children, seniors and people with a migrant background. For all, everyday life without barriers is easier to master.
We have an obligation to create the same opportunities for all people. We are happy to contribute this commitment.
Schnitzer is represented at different fairs worldwide and regularly presents new products.
Next to specialized organic exhibitions we are also present at in-house exhibitions of our customers and you can also find us at final consumer exhibitions where we stay in contact with our ultimate customers.
Here you can find a selection of the biggest exhibitions we are present: at
PLMA from 2. to 3. Dezember in Amsterdam
For more than thirty years, PLMA's "World of Private Label" annual international trade show has brought together retailers and manufacturers to get to know new products, make new contacts, and be inspired by novel ideas that will make their private label program a success Help growth.
Südback from 21. – 24. September 2019 in Stuttgart
At the Südback, the special exhibition for Bakers and confectioners craftsmen, about 650 exhibitors meet visitors from Germany and neighbouring areas where Companies primarily present operating technology, raw materials, commercial goods, business equipment, sales promotion and services round about the craftsmanship of baking on about 55.000 square meters .
World Celiac Day at 19. Mai 2018 in Ludwigshafen
The World Celiac Day was launched by the umbrella organization of the European Celiac Societies (AOECS - Association of European Coeliac Societies). Since 2002, the umbrella organization calls once a year for the celebration of World Celiac Day. In Germany, carried out by the DZG, this day is dedicated to the gluten-free diet.
BioSüd at the 29. September 2019 in Augsburg / BioNord at the 13. October 2019 in Hannover
The organic fairs for the specialized trade. They connect local and nationwide players of producers and distributers at different locations. They also create an independent branch-platform and present the whole offers for the quality focused specialized trade.
Gluten Free Expo from 24. to 25. November 2020 in Amsterdam
Gluten Free Expo was borned in 2012 as the international fair dedicated to gluten free market and products.
Gluten Free Expo arise as the meeting point of all the players of the Gluten Free market: companies, consumers and professional visitors.
BioFach from the 12. – 15. February 2020 in Nürnberg
The world´s leading exhibition of organic food. This is the place where people share their passion for organic food and the organic market, where they get to know each other and have exchanged information since 1990.
National and international Exhibitors from the organic food sector are expected to the BioFach .
The ideal opportunity for visitors to face organic producers and to get inspired by the latest international trends of this branch.
Visit us in Hall 7, Booth 7-111
Natexpo from the 20. – 22. Oktober 2019 in Paris
Natexpo, the international trade show for organic products, is the event that is shaping the future of organic, organized by and for all the stakeholders in the organic market.
Discover the biotrends of tomorrow.
For nearly 30 years, it has been a major event for all market players bringing together producers, manufacturers, processors, distributors and specialists in the sector at national and international level.
Visit us in hall 7, booth G100
We are known for quality
The crossed through ear of corn is the internationally recognized symbol for glutenfree food.
This symbol is a quality guarantee. All producers which use this must comply with high production standards in order to ensure the safety of this licensed product. In Germany this is controlled by the german celiac disease company (DZG).
Before a license contract with the DZG can be completed a current gluten-analysis of the affected products is required to ensure they are gluten-free. For exporting producers there has been an opportunity of getting a Europe-wide valid license contract with the DZG since 2012.
All products of the Schnitzer glutenfree assortment are licensed by the DZG and marked with the crossed-out ear.
To use the organic label in the EU, the company and its products are controlled in a special way. The compliance of legal standards and special official instructions is necessary to use the organic label.
A documentation obligation plus regular extraction and examination of samples guarantees the observance of the criteria. The obligation of the regulations for all organic products is controlled by the responsible inspection body. If an additional association label is appropriated the supervision is made by the responsible -association. Schnitzer is certified by lacon according to EU-organic regulations.
In spring 2016 Schnitzer became IFS certified and could even complete this procedure with a higher level. IFS stands for International featured standard and defines a number of food- product- and service standards. The IFS standard ensures that certified companies implement the arranged specifications and adjust the production appropriately.
Go Green - the climate neutral shipping
Shipping parcels causes greenhouse gas, which accelerate climate change and can harm the environment . The GoGREEEN shipping supports internationally recognized climate protection programmes in compensation of the occurred emissions. With the climate neutral shipping method Schnitzer underlines the sustainable philosophy and attitude of the company to protect the environment.