Company history

From Lower Saxony into the world

Some people appear to be born with an exceptional entrepreneurial vision and discover their business expertise at an early age: More than 65 years ago, Dieter Fuchs brought pepper and salt in small bags to customers by bicycle. But only a few live their lives full of curiosity and have the courage to put unconventional ideas into practice. For many decades, Dieter Fuchs has driven the company with precisely such an entrepreneurial vision. His enthusiasm, his will to work hard and his entrepreneurial foresight still shape the identity of Fuchs employees and a unique company history today.

The company, that Dieter Fuchs in 1952 in a small rented room in Dissen am Teutoburger Wald with three employees started, became the world’s largest privately owned spice company. The way there was shaped by many bold decisions and the needed sensitivity for the people and the requirements of the market.

Today, 3,000 employees work in ten countries on four continents worldwide with passion and all their energies to continue the history of the Fuchs Group – every day anew. Hereby, the company’s roots will be and have been since the foundation of the company Dissen am Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony. That is the home of the compnay holding – by the countryside as it should be for a modest Hidden Champion. From here the company is strategically led and oriented towards different target markets. As well as the headquarters in Dissen am Teutoburger Wald, we have branches in Germany in Abtswind (Bavaria), Hamlar (Bavaria), Melle (Lower Saxony) and Schönbrunn (Schleusegrund, Thuringia). Moreover, we have our own locations in Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Romania and the USA.

Milestones in the company history

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With the Executive Management Board under the chairmanship of Nils Meyer-Pries, the Fuchs Group is excellently prepared to meet future challenges in the market.


Our brands

We supply trade, food service and industry customers with an extensive range of spices, culinary trends and food technology. Get to know our brands and business segments.


Our business segments

The Fuchs Group offers spices, culinary trends and food technology to serve a wide range of target groups and requirements in the food trade, food service sector and food industry.