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The milestones of the company history

1856

The master baker and brewer Johann Peter Ruckdeschel begins to establish his own malthouse and brewery business after his return from America.

1900

His son, Johann Andreas Ruckdeschel, lays the foundation for the development of the baking ingredient sector: “Ruckdeschel's Milliose” becomes a milestone in the craft bakery sector. The first malt-based, diastatic improver in flour form was soon an institution in bakeries at home and abroad.

1927

The customer magazine “Des Bäckers kleiner Ratgeber” appears in a circulation of more than 100,000 copies and serves bakers as a valuable and unique source of specialist information.

1930

The dough method for bread is revolutionized by FERTIGSAUER. Instead of the usual dough fermentation of up to 24 hours, FERTIGSAUER reduces this process to two hours.

1971

New product ranges open up new opportunities: The confectionery baked goods line with the name MELLA is developed and has been constantly extended until today. A few years later, IREKS markets the first mix: SOJA-MIX.

1990

Foreign markets and international branches are becoming more and more important. Today, the IREKS Group does business in more than 90 countries, but always maintaining the charm of a family-related traditional company.

1998

At headquarters in Kulmbach, the new baking ingredients production takes up operations: a complete, fully-automatic batch-mixing system with safety standards of the highest level to enable the manufacture of products of an excellent quality.

The foundation of OOO IREKS in Moscow forms the basis for the continuous expansion of our business in Russia.

2002

IREKS consolidates activities in the region of South America.

2004

With the purchase of the Dreidoppel Company, the international competence of the Company Group – above all in the areas of flavourings, basic ice-cream ingredients and decorations – is extended further.

2011

With the acquisition of the TRIER Group, IREKS strengthens its market position in Russia.

The worldwide presence of the Company Group is extended further by the foundation of the Chinese subsidiary IREKS (SHANGHAI) FOOD Co., Ltd.

2016

IREKS NORTH AMERICA Ltd. begins its activities and establishes itself on the North American market as a supplier with European roots.

Today

Even more than 160 years after the company was founded, IREKS still sees itself as a global family of companies, where the unique company culture guarantees what customers are promised:

Naturally the Best.