- "Deutsche Markenbutter"
- sweet butter
- lactose-free butter
- mixed fat spreads
- concentrated butter
Butter is our daily bread
Our dairy products division deals with the development, production and marketing of milk-based foods including butter, mixed fat spreads and concentrated butter, either under our own brand or as private label brands for our customers.
At our cheese production plant in Bismark (Altmark), we also produce Gouda-type, Edam-type and butter cheeses exclusively for some established trade partners. These semi-hard block cheeses are ripened in special films. Freshness and short supply routes are essential to us. Consequently, this business division focuses on the markets in Germany and adjoining neighboring states.
Butter and concentrated butter for the bakery trade
Within the Uelzena Group, the subsidiary Hoche Butter GmbH is responsible for supplying the bakery trade and specialist wholesalers with these products. The company is among the largest suppliers of butter and butter specialties for bakers and pastry cooks on the German market. It is market leader in this respective segments.
The production range includes branded Premium German Butter, butter plates for laminating dough for puff pastry and Danish pastry applications as well as (pure) butter fat and cheese. There are two distribution channels via specialist wholesalers or directly to the processors.
Specialty butter products for food retailers
Uelzena is one of the largest suppliers of concentrated butter on the German market and one of the companies producing for the market leader Butaris. For the German retail trade, we also produce several own brands: concentrated butter as well as Premium German Butter, specialty butters and mixed fat spreads for this growing market segment.
The private label products we produce on behalf of large retail chains and discounters are available on the refrigerated shelves of the supermarkets as are our own brands Butaris, Hoche Butter, Buti and Buvita. Hoche Butter GmbH is responsible for customers from the retail sector. Most of the products are produced in our butter melting plant in Uelzen and in the butter making facility in Bismark.
Focus on food safety and quality
A high performance ISO 9001 quality management system and a HACCP concept are applied at all production sites to monitor the production of our products. Being a partner to the trade, we are certified according to IFS Higher Level. We also have the approval for kosher productions.
PRODUCTS FOR RETAIL AND BAKERY TRADE
We have a comprehensive range of different technologies for the processing of milk fats available at our Uelzen and Bismark sites, including patented equipment such as our fractionation plant for milk fats that applies physical processes only. Automated, completely housed-in production lines and sophisticated processes ensure safe products.
From 10 gram serving size to 25 kilogram butter blocks: We offer the right packaging format for retailers, bakeries and industrial customers. One example is our “Deutsche Markenbutter” that is available in a handy and easy-to-dose 2.5 kilogram stick or as a 10 kilogram block wrapped in blue film.
We are one of the leading manufacturers of laminating butter plates. We are able to adjust the melting point and the melting behavior precisely with our fractionating technology. Our specialized butter plates ensure perfect baking results for croissants, Danish and puff pastry products.
Product safety has top priority at all stages of production, from the purchasing of raw materials to the dispatch of finished goods. This also includes the implementation of high performance, process-focused quality management and HACCP systems, an advanced hygiene concept and housed-in production and packaging lines.
The major part of our raw material milk is supplied by our member dairies from Northern Germany with the milk being collected from the farmers of the region. This means that the transport routes are short and the milk is quickly processed into various dairy products at our sites in Uelzen and Bismark.
Fairness and cooperation on a partnership basis with our customers are important to us. Personal contact, established contact persons and mutual trust are the central values of our daily work. This results in long-term customer relationships.