Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke GmbH, based in Hilter near the Teutoburg Forest, can look back on a more than 110-year-old tradition as a manufacturer of high-quality margarine products, cooking fats and oils. We supply our extensive range of products to the domestic market and the European export market.
High-quality raw materials, the careful selection of ingredients and our suppliers, as well as recipes in accordance with the latest nutritional standards – this is how we guarantee a responsible, flawless production method. In the interests of full traceability, each product we produce and supply can be completely traced back to the various suppliers of the individual raw materials within a very short time.
We are certified according to the strict criteria of the International Featured Standard (IFS Food) as well as the standard of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). We achieved the best results in both certificates. The focus of these international standards is on the area of food safety and product quality.
We particularly attach great importance to the issue of safety in all our dealings. Whether it’s our employees, our products or our customers, awareness of safety is paramount. The Group-wide “Safety First!“ safety management system was introduced after Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke merged with Bunge in 2008. It includes the five building blocks “People Safety”, “Product Safety”, “Assets Safety”, “Logistics Safety” and “Environmental Safety”. This means we strive to improve the overall safety in our daily business by putting the greatest focus on the safety of our employees, product safety, asset safety, logistics safety and environmental protection.
Ongoing training on proper behaviour in each workplace is a must for us, in order to ensure safe working procedures and avoid accidents. Thanks to a comprehensive work safety programme, we have been able to reduce the number of work accidents with associated lost working time from over ten per year (2005–2008) to less than one per year today.
The manufacture of margarine – a balanced and finely tuned combination of vegetable oils and fats.
Continuous improvement is our mission! Modern production facilities, selected raw materials and efficient processes are the basis for it. A fine balance of vegetable oils and fats is combined and fine-tuned with further ingredients. This means that margarine provides valuable energy and essential nutrients – a significant contribution to a varied, healthy, vegetable-based diet.