... a look back at our interesting history

1895 Founding of the «1st Central Swiss Natural Milk Export Company» by 28 cooperative members with an initial capital of CHF 39,000.

1899 Company renamed as the Schweizerische Milchgesellschaft.

1908 Start of infant formula production.

1912 Start of spray milk powder production.

1954 HOCHDORF is the first company to bring an adapted infant formula to the market.

2000 Company is renamed as Hochdorf Nutritec AG.

2003 Takeover of Multiforsa AG, Steinhausen and Schweizerische Milchgesellschaft AG, Sulgen.

2006 Founding of HOCHDORF Holding AG.

2008 Merger of HOCHDORF Nutrition AG into HOCHDORF Nutrifood AG.

2009 Successful share capital increase from CHF 6 million to CHF 9 million.

2010 HOCHDORF establishes the new spray tower line 8 in Sulgen. Infant formula is produced in this high-performance, ultra-modern tower.

2011 HOCHDORF Holding AG shares are traded at the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich for the first time on 17 May (ISIN CH0024666528).

2011 Founding of HOCHDORF Nutrimedical AG.

2013 HOCHDORF Nutrimedical AG is outsourced.

2014 60% shareholding in Uckermärker Milch GmbH and 26% shareholding in Ostmilch Handels GmbH.

2014 Takeover of Marbacher Ölmühle GmbH, Marbach.

2014 Successful at-market share capital increase at the rate of 1:7.

2015 Merger of the development, production and sales activities in Switzerland into HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd.

2015 Foundation of HOCHDORF South Africa Ltd in Cape Town, launch of the chocolate brand Afrikoa.

2016 Majority shareholding (51%) in Pharmalys Laboratories SA, Pharmalys Tunisie S.à.r.l. and Pharmalys Africa S.à.r.l.

2017 HOCHDORF takes over Zifru Trockenprodukte GmbH in Zittau.

2018 New spray tower and filling line in Sulgen go into operation for manufacturing and packing infant formula. Forward integration in the Infant Nutrition Division: acquisition of the traditional Swiss company Bimbosan AG.

2019 Sale of shareholdings in Pharmalys Laboratories SA, Pharmalys Tunisie S.à.r.l.,Pharmalys Africa S.à.r.l. and HOCHDORF South Africa Ltd.

2020 HOCHDORF celebrates its 125-year anniversary.

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