OUR HISTORY

1845

FOUNDING OF DEVELEY

Johann Conrad Develey founds his mustard manufacturing company in Kaufinger Straße in the heart of Munich. He makes medium-hot to hot mustard varieties there in a French style.

1854 

JOHANN CONRAD DEVELEY INVENTS SWEET MUSTARD

Driven by a spirit of innovation, Johann Conrad Develey mixes carmelised sugar and a special spice mixture into his spicy mustard – sweet mustard is born. We still produce sweet mustard according to the secret original recipe. 

1874

WE ARE “PURVEYOR TO THE ROYAL BAVARIAN COURT”

Even courts like our mustard. Customers from the Bavarian royal family include King Otto of Bavaria and Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria.

1968

TASTY DELICACIES FROM SPECHT

We expand our product range of pickled foods with the acquisition of the traditional Lower Bavarian brand from Pfarrkirchen. They are the ideal complement for a cold cut dinner and therefore for us.

1971

START OF COOPERATION WITH MCDONALD'S

The starting signal is given for a successful partnership that is still ongoing today. We supply McDonald’s with sauces, ketchup and mustard in over 40 countries.

1992

BAUTZ´NER BECOMES PART OF THE DEVELEY FAMILY

In 1992, we grow with the East German Bautz´ner Senf & Feinkost GmbH. This expands our product range to include the number one in Eastern Germany and now the most-sold mustard in Germany - medium-spicy Bautz’ner mustard.

1995 - 1998

FROM BAVARIA TO THE WORLD: MARKET AREAS IN EUROPE

We set foot in France with the acquisition of the premium mustard brand “Reine de Dijon”. In 1998, we finally put our Polish plant in Warsaw into operation.

2001 - 2012

Löwensenf And Mautner Markhof

Since 2001, Düsseldorf-based Löwensenf and since 2002 the traditional Austrian brand Mautner Markhof have been part of the Develey family.

Five years later, we secure the exclusive distribution partnership for Kikkoman and Tabasco in Germany.

In 2012, the construction of a production facility in Kanash, Russia follows as well as a cooperation with the Turkish market leader Fersan.

2013 

MILESTONE IN TERMS OF CLIMATE NEUTRALITY - THE AXIA AWARD

The production and administration at our location in Unterhaching are climate-neutral! Lighthouse projects such as the sustainable cooling and heating generation and the connection to the deep geothermal energy made significant contributions to this.

We receive the Axia Award from the auditing company Deloitte for our commitment to sustainability.  

  

2017

NEW PRODUCTION IN DYERSBURG, USA

We open our first location in America with our new plant in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The goal: to build the most sustainable production facility in the US.

2019

GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

A year full of awards: We are given the “Axia Best Managed Companies Award” as an excellently managed medium-sized company, Michael Durach receives the “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019” award from the consulting firm Ernst & Young, and as the crowning finish to the year we are awarded the “German Sustainability Award” for our efforts in terms of sustainability. 

2020

SUCCESSFUL FOR 175 YEARS

We are proud of our 18 locations in 10 countries and of the fact that we are one of the leading and most sustainable manufacturers of mustard and condiments. Our products are exported to over 65 countries. Over 2,000 “Develeyans” now work in our family-owned and operated company.

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