In 2015, the HOCHDORF Group embarked upon a new era. Its major features are a leaner organisational structure in Switzerland and two new production plants in Germany. HOCHDORF focuses on Dairy Ingredients, Baby Care and Cereals & Ingredients. Annual turnover has passed the CHF 500 million mark for the first time.
The HOCHDORF Group
The HOCHDORF Group, which was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Hochdorf (near Lucerne) maintains two milk plants in Switzerland and one milk plant in both Lithuania and Germany (60% stake). In addition, high-quality infant formula is produced at the Swiss milk plants. Furthermore, HOCHDORF has a cereal plant in Switzerland (processing wheat germ) and an oil mill in Germany. In Switzerland, HOCHDORF is among the leading food companies and at 31 December 2015 had more than 620 employees worldwide. HOCHDORF products contribute towards health and wellbeing, from babies to senior citizens. The Group's customers include the food industry and both wholesalers and retailers. The products are sold in over 90 countries.
Our strategic objective
The HOCHDORF Group is an independent global company operating in the business areas Dairy Ingredients, Baby Care and Cereals & Ingredients. As a Swiss food company we are guided by the Swiss values of «reliability», «quality» and «precision». As a company operating in niche markets, it is HOCHDORF's aim to keep the agility of a medium-sized company and conquer new markets by showing the necessary courage. On the market side, the HOCHDORF Group, with its products, focuses on premium markets and offers its customers a correspondingly high standard of service. In the medium term, HOCHDORF is aiming for growth by offering products with high added value such as top quality milk derivatives, infant formula and healthy children's foods. To improve earnings, HOCHDORF is aiming for forward integration.
Key indicators in the annual report
|Processed milk and whey in tonnes||761,240||506,963||454,647||442,350|
|Products sold in tonnes||242,821||99,155||91,699||90,196|
|Total assets (in CHF 1,000)||340,396||331,109||243,485||239,851|
|Cash flow from operating activities (in CHF 1,000)||18,134||20,546||18,196||15,372|
|Market capitalisation (in CHF 1,000)||242,044||147,787||93,600||79,429|
|Share price at 31.12. in CHF||168,70||138.00||104.00||88.25|
|Earnings per share in CHF||11.73||17.45||6.95||-39.69|
|Staffing levels at 31.12.||625||573||362||381|