Purchasing

Quality begins with the procurement of the raw materials

Despite the increasing complexity of the market, we are able to find the best growing areas in the world. Thus we guarantee our customers first-class raw materials from all over the world. In the procurement of raw materials, a profound knowledge of the environment and the legal regulations in the food sector, know-how, experience and above all the right choice of suppliers and producers are essential factors. The latter are mainly checked and selected with regard to quality, reliability and production possibilities. This selection process enables us to locate the best suppliers worldwide and to establish long-term partnerships with them; this ultimately guarantees us first-class raw materials.

Personal contacts with the producers in the production areas

The worldwide purchase of raw materials is a challenge. The personal contacts to our suppliers help us to master this challenge with joy and commitment. Thanks to this close and long-standing cooperation with dried fruit and nut producers and beekeepers around the globe, we are able to enjoy first-class, hand-picked and natural raw materials. In Switzerland, these are processed gently and carefully so that they develop their full, typical aroma on the table and on the palate.

Leonardo Calluan
Agrícola Kaulen Westermayer | Graneros sexta región | Chile

The quality of our products depends on the raw materials

For more than two generations, we have maintained personal contacts with our producers around the world at the source. During all these years we have built up a very close cooperation, which today guarantees us the supply of first-class products that meet our high quality standards. We regularly visit our partners and carry out spot checks.

Our producers know our requirements and are aware of our high quality standards. The raw materials usually arrive in Switzerland by ship or truck. As soon as the goods arrive, our team of experts - rich in years of experience in the field of detailed analysis of agricultural products - takes various samples from the honey and dried fruit in order to analyse them in detail. The main checks are to ensure that the size, external appearance, freshness, moisture content and chemical, bacterial and physical values are in line with tolerance standards. The analysis ensures that only products that meet our strict requirements are processed.

Thanks to constant monitoring of the entire production process in accordance with HACCP standards, we are able to offer our trading partners and customers flawless goods that meet the high standards of the Swiss Food Ordinance.