Basis of the Group
for the fiscal year 2022
Melitta Unternehmensgruppe Bentz KG
The companies of the Melitta Group offer leading branded products for the consumer segment (B2C) and attractive commercial customer segment (B2B) in the business fields of Coffee, Coffee Preparation, and Household Products.
The structure of the Group enables management to closely align operations with market needs via its operating divisions, national subsidiaries or portfolio units. With the aid of central corporate divisions, Chief Corporate Management steers the Group according to strategic objectives and on the basis of a mission, shared culture and values, as well as fundamental corporate principles.
With the core brands Melitta®, Café Bom Jesus®, Café Barão® and Caffè Corsini®, the business field Coffee offers a wide range of filter coffee, instant cappuccino, whole bean, and single-serve products in its regional and international markets. The Coffee business field also includes roastmarket.de, Germany’s largest online marketplace for coffee.
The products of the Coffee Preparation business field marketed under the core brand Melitta® comprise coffee filters, filter coffeemakers, fully automatic coffee machines, 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) of fresh at work®.
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®.
Other products offered by the Melitta Group are mainly focused on industrial clients. These include specialist papers and non-wovens, as well as flexible packaging solutions for the consumer goods industry.
Innovation and development activities within the Melitta Group are designed to detect or shape new consumer trends, sustainability requirements, and technologies in order to turn them into new and clearly differentiated products which will secure the company’s sustainable development. This also applies with regard to food service and industrial clients.
The Melitta Group systematically integrates sustainability into its business strategies and processes. To this end, it has developed future concepts for its value chains – Coffee and Coffee Cultivation, Paper and Pulp, Plastics and Plastic Products, as well as Electrical Appliances – and derived numerous initiatives to implement these concepts. Moreover, it has set itself binding targets for the areas of Environmental Responsibility at its own sites, Social Responsibility, and Responsibility for Employees. The progress made in this regard and the further course of action is reported in the Sustainability Report and Declaration of Conformity with the German Sustainability Code (“Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex” – DNK) and the German CSR Directive Implementation Act (“CSR Richtlinienumsetzungsgesetz”).