Company history

1948

Foundation

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.

Geschichte
1952

New production facility in Munich-Allach

First step to industrial production.

1968

The first candy in a tin

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

1970

Move to Müllheim

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

2002

The Zertus consortium acquires Kalfany

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

2003

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.

2004

Acquisition „Cupper Sport-Bonbons“

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

2007

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.

2010

 Takeover „Echt Sylter Brisen Klömbjes“

2018

Leading exporter and Europe's largest manufacturer of tinned candies.

Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of all the tinned candies sold in Germany are produced by Kalfany Suesse Werbung GmbH & Co. KG.
Over 250 employees use the latest technology to manufacture fruit drops and cough lozenges for the national and international markets, exporting them to over 50 countries worldwide.