Basis of the Group
for the fiscal year 2021
Melitta Unternehmensgruppe Bentz KG
The companies of the Melitta Group are leading providers of various branded products for the consumer segment (B2C) and attractive niches of the commercial customer segment (B2B) in the main business fields of Coffee, Coffee Preparation, and Household Products.
The structure of the Group enables management to closely align operations with the needs of the respective markets via our operating divisions, national subsidiaries, and portfolio units. With the aid of central corporate divisions, Chief Corporate Management steers the Group according to strategic objectives and on the basis of our mission, shared culture and values, as well as our fundamental corporate principles.
With its core brands Melitta®, Cilia®, Café Bom Jesus®, and Café Barão®, the business field Coffee offers a wide range of filter coffee, instant cappuccino, whole bean, and single-serve products, as well as tea products, in its regional and international markets.
The products of the Coffee Preparation business field marketed under the core brands Melitta® and Cafina® comprise coffee filters, filter coffeemakers and fully automatic machines, as well as electric kettles and milk frothers. This business field also includes Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions, a specialist for professional hot beverage preparation in the system and non-system catering segments, as well as the Office Coffee Solutions (OCS) division.
The Household Products business field comprises consumer and catering products for the freshkeeping and storing of food, as well as waste disposal products, dust filter bags, and dust filter accessories, which are marketed under the core brands Toppits®, Cuki®, Swirl®, Albal®, handy bag®, BacoFoil®, and Wrapmaster®.
The remaining products are marketed to industrial clients (B2B). They include specialist papers for the wallpaper industry, as well as industrial films for food packaging.
The innovation and development activities of our companies are designed to detect or shape new consumer trends and technologies in order to turn them into new and clearly differentiated products which will secure the company’s sustainable development. This also applies to our food service and B2B clients.
The Melitta Group systematically integrates sustainability into its business strategies and processes. To this end, we have developed numerous initiatives and future concepts for our most important value cycles – Coffee and Coffee Cultivation, Paper and Pulp, Plastics and Plastic Products, as well as Electrical Appliances. In addition, we have set ourselves binding targets for the areas of Environmental Responsibility, Social Responsibility, and Responsibility for Employees. We report on the progress made in this regard and the further course of action in our Sustainability Report and in our Declaration of Conformity with the German Sustainability Code (“Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex” – DNK).