The rise to an international corporation!
The Hügli success story
Hügli was founded in Switzerland in 1935 and grew to become an international corporation through its continuous expansion over the years. In 2018, Hügli became a corporate unit of the Bell Food Group, which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange.”
The parent company was founded by Beat Stoffel on 9 April, 1935. The company’s first manager and developer, Otto Hügli, gave the business its name. The company’s history started right away with a pioneering development: “Brodox”, the first industrially developed bouillon cube from Hügli.
Hügli begins selling ready-made soups.
Hügli expands by acquiring the Radolf Works in Radolfzell (Germany)
Hügli expands into eastern Europe and acquires Bonita in Zasmuky, Czech Republic.
Hügli acquires Interplaning in Neuburg (Germany) and Supro AG in St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Hügli acquires ALIBIG in Brivio (Italy)
Acquisition of Contract Foods in Redditch (UK)
New acquisition of the Vogeley brand
Hügli acquires the brands EDEN and granoVita
Hügli acquires Bresc B.V. in Sleeuwijk (Holland)
Hügli is acquired by Bell Food Group, a company listed on the Swiss stock market.