From tinned food to fresh food market leader
The business success of Hilcona AG is no secret – it is founded on the promise of unique fresh quality, pure enjoyment every day! Although its history goes back over 80 years, Hilcona counts as one of the freshest companies in the food segment.
Hilcona is the market leader in the fresh convenience food segment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Founded by Toni Hilti as a tinned food factory in the Principality of Liechtenstein in 1935, the Hilcona Group today consists of a number of production plants and distribution sites thanks to its fresh thinking, constant innovation and expansion.
Founded as a tinned food factory in the Principality of Liechtenstein by Toni Hilti.
The family-owned company starts producing deep-frozen vegetables.
Scana AG is renamed “Hilcona AG” as it is known today. Hilcona stands for Hilti Conserven Nahrungsmittel (Hilti conserved foods).
Production and manufacture of the first fresh pasta products
Hilcona enters the European markets and expands from Liechtenstein into Europe.
The first fresh pizza leaves the conveyor belt in the Swiss town of Orbe.
The first sandwich leaves the Hilcona conveyor belt in 2002, shortly after the turn of the millennium.
Hilcona provides a diverse range to Fresh Express for impulse buyers in Switzerland.
Hilcona acquires the convenience business of Bell Switzerland; Bell AG invests in Hilcona AG in return.
Hilcona acquires 100 % of salad specialist Gastro-Star.
Hilcona acquires Frostag Food Centrum AG in Landquart, while the Toni Hilti Familientreuhänderschaft sells its minority stake to Bell Food Group Ltd.