Being a German Group that produces locally, in addition to being a regional employer, family company and fair, long-term partner, the Crespel & Deiters Group faces its sustainable responsibility, every day. This already begins with wheat, 75% of which comes from Germany and, in many cases, from the region. In any case, each grain of wheat that we process comes from Europe. For us, this is an aspect of maintaining our supply capability, also with regard to climate change. And it has another positive aspect: we strengthen rural areas by offering the farmers who supply the raw material wheat, which our products are produced from, an essential source of income and employment.
Statistically speaking, about 2,700 farmers produce an average of 370,000 t of wheat, which is processed annually in our production. This corresponds to a cultivated area of 47,000 ha, or 65,000 soccer fields.
The wheat is milled in 3 milling companies at five locations in the regional vicinity of our plant. We have fixed supply contracts in order to give our milling partners a long-term perspective for collaboration.
The wheat flour is separated into its wheat-based raw materials by our long-standing, experienced employees at the Ibbenbüren headquarters and, from there, refined into highly functional products by our brands. We consider ourselves a fair partner, which is why we cultivate long-term cooperation with our suppliers. Within the company group we are locally involved in initiatives, events and associations, together with our employees.
To sustainably strengthen and safeguard our corporate success, mutual trust – internally and externally – is an essential prerequisite. In this regard, it is especially our values such as personal responsibility, sincerity and transparency that play an important role, as well as behaviour that is ethically correct and within the law. The present compliance principles of the Crespel & Deiters Group combine important guidelines and basic rules in one single document. You can read our entire compliance principles here: