Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke GmbH
Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke – past and present
On the market for more than 110 years ...
In its over 110-year history, Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke has always demonstrated a high level of flexibility and made a strong impact with innovative ideas and decisive action.
Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke will also use this innovation to meet growing market demands in the future. Here is a small overview of the milestones in our company’s history.
WALTER RAU founds the company. Start of margarine production in the Sunderhof buildings in Hilter.
Acquisition of the Simons mill in Neuss.
New logos and ads determine the image of Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke in its portrayal and marketing.
Acquisition of the majority shareholding of Hansa Mühle AG, Hamburg. Founding of Klose-Spedition, Hilter.
Establishment of our own packaging plant for the manufacture of margarine tubs in Hilter.
The time has come: as part of the health revolution, the first Reform Margarine hits the food retailers.
The first Deli Reform Margarine – and thus the foundation of the entire range – was available in the cube pack from then on.
Founding of HANSA-TIEFKÜHLMENÜ, Hamburg.
Commissioning of the HANSA production facilities for frozen products in Hilter.
Deli Reform was given a new look with the introduction of the 250 g round tub.
Deep-fat fryers make their way into German kitchens, Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke supplies the perfect pure vegetable cooking oil, "Cremana Frit".
Introduction of the first pastry margarine as a puff pastry sheet for the bakery trade.
Introduction of Deli Halbarine – the first low-fat margarine in Germany.
Founding of Walter Rau Verfahrenstechnik GmbH. A service provider company for production technology expertise – from the planning to the commissioning of technical plants.
Expansion of production into the new federal states through acquisition of Pflanzenfett Velten GmbH, Brandenburg.
Deli Reform is now available in the new standard tub size, the so-called 500 g Eurotub, for better placement in the fridge and on the shelves.
Our vegetable oil, Cremana feine Küche, is a hit for home-cooked food.
Evolution of the Deli Reform brand to an umbrella brand through the introduction of Deli Reform Die Leichte.
Expansion of the umbrella brand though the introduction of Deli Reform Pflanzliches Schmalz, the 100% purely vegetable-based, cholesterol-free alternative to animal lard.
The Deli Reform brand celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Focus on the core business through the sale of shares in Neusser Öl und Fett AG.
HANSA-TIEFKÜHLMENÜ GmbH & Co. KG is hived off.
Extension of the product range with new innovative products in different sectors, such as pure vegetable lard, vegetable spreads, baking fat spread and oil.
Find out more information on www.deli-reform.de.
Deli Reform – Die Gesunde Pflanzencreme is introduced.
The cholesterol-lowering low-fat margarine, Deli Reform Active, is introduced under the Deli Reform umbrella brand. It contains plant sterols, thus effectively and measurably lowering cholesterol levels.
Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke celebrates its 100-year anniversary on 5 August.
Market launch of Deli Reform Sommerfrische. A light spread with just 28% fat and a fresh yogurt flavour.
Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke joins forces with the world’s leading agricultural and food product manufacturer, Bunge.
Deli Reform celebrates its birthday. For more than 50 years now, Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke has been delivering a perfect combination of healthy nutrition and great flavour with Deli Reform.
Expansion of the range to include 1 l vegetable oils in shatterproof PET bottles.