- instant cocoa beverages
- chocolate powder and drinking chocolates
- chocolate drinks, light, dark, white
Tailor-made instant beverages
The Uelzena Group is one of the largest producers of instant drinks in Europe. We supply the European out-of-home market as well as the retail trade with instant products for vending machines and capsule systems as well as with specialty products for manual preparation.
We have a highly varied product portfolio: Uelzena eG and H. Schoppe & Schultz GmbH & Co. KG develop and produce instant coffee specialties, chocolate drinks, also for vending machines, instant teas and milk beverages as well as toppings and coffee creamers.
Hot beverages for vending, catering and food retail
Our focus is placed on instant drinks and powders for hot drink vending machines. We have been pioneering this segment in Germany and have shaped it decisively in cooperation with our customers.
We focus on private label products for customers from all over Europe including large branded food companies, coffee roasters and catering enterprises as well as the vending sector and food retailers. The brands Grubon and Scho are two of our product lines that complement our instant beverage portfolio.
Experience and technological expertise
We combine our specialist expertise gained over many years on specific application properties of powders in vending machines, capsule systems or the manual preparation with latest production and packaging technologies. At our production sites in Uelzen and Ratzeburg, we have spraying towers, mixing equipment for different batch sizes as well as packaging lines for sticks, sachets, cans and pouches at our disposal.
We are an experienced private label producer and of course certified according to the most important schemes including ISO 9001 and IFS. Our customers also audit us on a frequent basis. Upon request, we can offer products which meet Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade and Organic requirements.
PRODUCTS AND EXPERTISE
We apply state-of-the-art technologies for the production of our instant beverages, including our largest spraying tower at our Uelzen site. This tower is perfectly suited for vending chocolate drinks and whey-containing instant beverages.
Our sensory panel, which is trained according to the DIN standard, safeguards the great taste of our products. The assessors either test products from the current production within the scope of our quality assurance concept or they assess new product samples.
Customized product development is one of our core strengths as a private label manufacturer. In close cooperation with our customers, we develop tailor-made product solutions for the respective application, such as the use in hot beverage vending machines. We work in interdisciplinary teams consisting of staff from our product development, sales and production departments.
We frequently pick up on trends and translate them into new instant products for our customers. With our product developments for catering and vending applications, we have been market pioneers. Our customer triumphant product launches include white chocolate drinks and instant Chai teas.
We are one of the largest manufacturers of instant beverages for hot beverage vending machines in Europe. We are familiar with the requirements for vending machine proof products. We also know what tastes great!
For many of our customers, we produce chocolate drinks based on fairly traded raw materials such as sugar and cocoa. As far as possible, we procure the raw materials directly on site. We produce according to Fairtrade regulations and the UTZ seal and we process raw materials in organic quality.