The quality group

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UNDER ONE ROOF:
A STRONG GROUP

Our goal

Top quality in all our divisions

heristo aktiengesellschaft is a family-run group of companies operating in the meat processing, delicatessen, pet food and food wholesale and export sectors on the German and international markets.

Successful companies and strong brands operate under the umbrella of heristo aktiengesellschaft. Stockmeyer, for example, a leader in meat and sausage products since 1913. Or Buss, one of the largest manufacturers of ready meals. With YOUCOOK, heristo is also setting standards in the field of modern convenience products.

In the pet food segment, heristo aktiengesellschaft is one of the market leaders in Europe with saturn petcare and animonda petcare and is successfully represented in the USA and China.

By organizing heristo into strong, decentralized divisions under a strategic management holding company, the preservation and expansion of the family business is assured. The group generates around two thirds of its turnover with the production of trademarks.

Facts & Figures

Our key figures

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NATIONs

Our employees are as varied and diverse as our products and markets.

6.500

PRODUCTS

We are active in the areas of meat processing, delicatessen, pet food and wholesale and foreign trade.

3.000

EMPLOYEES

What makes us strong: our employees and our shared focus on quality.

What matters to us

Fair, reliable and innovative

The foundations of heristo's economic success are the high motivation of its employees and outstanding quality management.

CUSTOMERS

We are fair, reliable and innovative in our dealings with customers and business partners. This also applies to pricing, service and the development of new products. In the companies of the heristo Group and in our dealings with each other, for our employees and with them.

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ENVIRONMENT

The safety of our food is our top priority. Our understanding of quality naturally also includes environmental requirements: We conserve resources and implement the latest standards in environmental management.

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EMPLOYEES

We offer our employees entrepreneurial freedom that enables everyone to take responsibility for the success of our group of companies. This is guaranteed by short decision-making processes and a cooperative management style.

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History

A family business in its fourth generation

1913

FOUNDATION

The company is founded by Heinrich and Karoline Stockmeyer as a meat processing company.

1946

PASSING ON THE MANAGEMENT

Werner Stockmeyer and Liselotte Stockmeyer-Risken, children of the company founders, take over the management. Orientation of sausage production towards self-service packaging from the 1960s.

1970

EXPANSION

Start of expansion policy with the founding of Miller & Co., Hamburg (today miller conSup, the first company in the conSup convenient supplies division).

1972

Buss

Takeover of Diedrich Buss GmbH, Ottersberg.

1979

PASSING ON THE MANAGEMENT

The grandsons of the company founder take over the management of the company,  
Heinrich W. Risken and Arno Risken.

1987

NEW BUSINESS SEGMENT

Foundation of the pet food division through the acquisition of Vewa B.V., Hattem (first company of today's saturn petcare group division).

1991

EXPANSION OF BUSINESS AREAS

Start of the consistent expansion of the divisions (e.g. 1991 animonda petfood GmbH, 2002 Balcerzak i Spolka, 2005 Peter Paulsen GmbH,  
2007 Hürther Fleischimport GmbH).

1995

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOUNDATION

Establishment of the Heinrich Stockmeyer Foundation for Food Research and Consumer Protection.

2003

Heinrich W. Risken

Heinrich W. Risken takes over the sole management of the company.

2005

REFIRMATION

Stockmeyer Verwaltungs AG trades under its new name: heristo aktiengesellschaft. Implementation of the divisional organization.

2013

100 YEARS

The nucleus of the company, Westfälische Fleischwarenfabrik Stockmeyer, celebrates its 100th anniversary.

2014

GROWTH

Acquisition on 28.11.2014 of YOUCOOK GmbH, Cologne, a young start-up company (founded in Düsseldorf in 2012).

2019

Expansion

International expansion of the saturn petcare division through the establishment of a production facility under the name saturn petcare inc. in the Midwest (Indiana) of the United States.

2021

RESTRUCTURING THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

01.07.2021 Heinrich W. Risken takes over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Oliver H. W. Risken becomes CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board.

2022

RESTRUCTURING THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Theodor Determann becomes new Chief Financial Officer. Christian Schröder and Marc Sodeikat joined the Management Board on June 1, 2022.

Locations

From Europe to the world

With numerous plants and production sites, heristo aktiengesellschaft is firmly anchored in the heart of Europe. However, we are also represented in the USA and Eastern Europe. You can find out exactly where to find us here.

Stockmeyer

Stockmeyer-Straße 1 | 48336 Sassenberg/Füchtorf

Balcerzak

Wróblów 38 | 67-410 Sława

Buss

Am Damm 26 | 28870 Ottersberg

YOUCOOK

Statthalterhofweg 71 | 50858 Köln

conSup

Hammerbrookstraße 47b | 20097 Hamburg

Miller conSup

Hammerbrookstraße 47b | 20097 Hamburg

saturn petcare

Senator-Mester-Straße 71 | 28197 Bremen

saturn petcare

Stationslaan 1 | 8051 NC Hattem

saturn petcare

Dallas Dr. 93 E | 47802 Terre Haute, IN

animonda

Frankfurter Straße 31 | 49214 Bad Rothenfelde

BugBell

Am Allerhang 6 | 27283 Verden

Meat 2000

Frankfurter Str. 720 – 726 | 51145 Köln

serv.it

Stockmeyer-Straße 1 | 48336 Sassenberg

HTM

Willy-Messerschmitt-Straße 1 | 82024 Taufkirchen

heristo

Parkstraße 44 | 49214 Bad Rothenfelde

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THE FOUNDATION

OUR COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY

The Heinrich Stockmeyer Foundation was established in 1995. The purpose of the foundation is to promote and support all types of scientific food research in the interest of safe food - and thus to promote consumer protection in the areas of food and nutrition.

The guiding principle behind the establishment of the foundation was to objectify fundamental and topical discussions on food safety by involving the scientific community. The foundation makes important research findings accessible to the general public and those involved in the food chain - from primary production to processing and retail.

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heristo aktiengesellschaft
Parkstraße 44 – 46
49214 Bad Rothenfelde