Company history



The Kalfany company (now Kalfany Suesse Werbung GmbH & Co. KG) was founded in 1948 by Karl Berger and his wife Franziska ("Fanny") Berger. The company name KALFANY is derived from their forenames.


New production facility in Munich-Allach

First step to industrial production.


The first candy in a tin

The former Kalfany Bonbon GmbH & Co. KG is the first German manufacturer of tinned candies.


Move to Müllheim

Kalfany Bonbon GmbH & Co. KG moved from Munich to Müllheim in the Black Forest.


The Zertus consortium acquires Kalfany

The Hamburg-based Zertus Group acquires Kalfany Bonbon GmbH & Co. KG.


Acquisition of the Pulmoll brand and IFS certification

Zertus acquires the brand „Pulmoll“ and the Dutch brand „Diele“, which is considered to be an ideal complement to the Kalfany range.
With the acquisition of Pulmoll, Kalfany Bonbon GmbH becomes the largest manufacturer of tinned candies in Europe overnight. The decision in favour of the Müllheim location meant working flat out on the integration of the production facilities at the Müllheim plant. This required extending the factory to create the capacity necessary for manufacturing candies.


Acquisition „Cupper Sport-Bonbons“

Continuous expansion of the brand portfolio. Exclusive licensed product with canned candy in the respective club look.


Fusion with Suesse Werbung GmbH

The Zertus Group acquires the company Suesse Werbung GmbH, the innovative partner for specific promotional confectionery. The fusion of Kalfany Bonbon GmbH & Co. KG and Suesse Werbung GmbH creates Kalfany Suesse Werbung GmbH & Co. KG in its current form.


 Takeover „Echt Sylter Brisen Klömbjes“


Pulmoll Kalfany GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of sweets in tins in Europe.

In 2024, Pulmoll Kalfany GmbH was spun off from Kalfany Süße Werbung GmbH & Co KG and has since operated its business as an independent company at the Müllheim production site as one of 12 subsidiaries of the internationally operating, medium-sized Zertus Group.

Under the brands "Pulmoll", "Kalfany", "Echt Sylter Brisen Klömbjes" and numerous well-known licensed products, it produces a diverse range of throat and cough drops as well as delight candies and exports them to over 40 countries worldwide.