The roots ouf our success
On 1st May, Richard Meyer and his wife Marie found a cannery in Jüterbog for the processing of forest fruits.
The business concept for the production of high-quality preserves proves successful. The factory building is upgraded and the premises expanded.
The company is still a family-run business when it celebrates its golden jubilee in 1962 but is subsequently taken into part-ownership by the state. The GDR regime acquires a controlling interest while also facilitating necessary investments.
The family business is expropriated by the state.
Bernd-Richard Meyer retains responsibility for running the company in the role of general manager.
After the political and economic upheavals of 1989, the canning factory leaves the collective combine in February 1990 and is now a legally independent company. On 1st April 1990, Jüterboger Konservenfabrik Richard Meyer GmbH is re-established.
On 1st March, the company acquires a share of I.Schroeder KG. With the arrival of Michael Meyer, the fourth generation of the family resumes its principal role in managing business operations. The technology of the old factory undergoes a complete overhaul to increase processing capacity.
Together with friends, customers, business partners, family and workforce, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our company.