Setting course for the north
Crespel & Deiters in Burgdorf …
1927, nine years after the end of the 1st World War, Crespel & Deiters is once again working at full speed. Thanks to the flourishing flour trade, the raw material supply is secured. The wheat starch production is already yielding so much that the company starts expanding its business. The factory halls and adjacent buildings in Ibbenbüren are enlarged and more people are employed. However, the wheat starch specialist is thinking in even greater terms. Since the currency reform in 1923 and the subsequent economic boom, the German economy can invest once again. Crespel & Deiters is no exception and also plans to expand its production and develop the market in the north-east of the country. The choice falls on Burgdorfer Stärkefabrik Müller & Co. KG in Burgdorf, close to Hanover.
A factory with a long history
The plant in Uetzer Straße 14/15 has already been in operation as a wheat starch factory since 1895. Different entrepreneurial families have already worked here when Crespel & Deiters takes over the building and equipment in 1927. However, still during the production-modernisation planning, hardly two years later, the Depression of 1929 starts. Following the crash of the New York Stock Exchange and the resulting withdrawal of all American credits from Germany, the economic upturn comes to a grinding halt. Many companies go bankrupt. Crespel & Deiters calls a halt before it is too late, initially closing Burgdorfer Weizenstärkefabrik and concentrating both its work and means on the parent plant in Ibbenbüren.