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Georg Summer and Robert Reich found the Hochland cheese works in Goßholz near Lindenberg. The first Hochland product was a 2 kg block of processed Emmental cheese. Production initially varied between 500 kg and 1,000 kg per day.

Commencement of processed cheese production in Lindenberg-Goßholz.

Relocation of the company to Heimenkirch.

Foundation of the pre-packaging department for natural cheese slices and pieces made it necessary to construct the first extension in Heimenkirch.

Penetration of the French market through the Hochland France sales organisation.

Start-up of the “first in, first out” warehouse system, the most state-of-the-art computer-controlled system at the time. It had 2,000 pallet spaces spread over nine storeys.

Development and manufacture of production plants by the "Natec" engineering works in Heimenkirch.

Start of production at the new Heimenkirch plant, with 7,000 square metres of production space and an equal amount of storage space.

Acquisition of the two French camembert works Löwenbrück in Dieue-sur-Meuse and Fromagerie Henri Hutin in Lacroix near Verdun/France.

Foundation of Hochland Espãnola and commencement of production in Spain.

Acquisition of the cheese dairies of the "Erstes Bayerisches Butterwerk" in Schongau and Steingaden (picture), continuing trading under the firm of "Feinkäserei Hochland".

Foundation of Hochland Polska.

Opening of the production works in Kaźmierz/Poland.

Construction and opening of a production site for white cheese and fresh cream cheese in Schongau.

Foundation of Hochland Romania. Acquisition and modernisation of production works in Sighişoara.

Foundation of Hochland AG.
Purchase of the Sovata cheese works in Romania.

Foundation of Hochland Russland and start of production of processed cheese in Raos near Moscow.
Opening of a soft ripened cheese works in Baranowo/Poland (picture) (sold in November 2015).

Hochland AG is celebrating its 75th birthday.
Acquisition of a production plant in Węgrów/Poland.

Completion of the modernisation project “Quantum Leap” in Heimenkirch. 
Launch of a new construction cheese processing plant in Raos/Russia (picture).

Foundation of Hochland Ukrajina (closed in the year 2014).
Hochland AG takes over a majority holding in Fromalp AG (sold to Emmi AG in the year 2010).

Foundation of Hochland Deutschland GmbH.
Construction of a new office building in Heimenkirch.

Extension in Raos, Russia goes into service.
Foundation of Hochland Pars Ltd. (sold in the year 2014).
Hochland Deutschland GmbH is voted among Germany’s 100 best employers in the competition “Great Place to Work”.

Take-over of the hard cheese and semi-hard cheese brand "Grünländer” from the Bechtel Group.

Hochland AG gets a new international form of company and changes its legal status to Hochland SE (Societas Europaea).

Conversion of the whole Grünländer production to "GMO-free".
Aquisition of a yoghurt-plant in Prokhorovka, Russia.

Opening of the new Hochland cream cheese production plant in Prokhorovka.
September, 1st. 2012: Hochland celebrates its 85th anniversary.

Hochland takes over the legal rights for the Gervais brand in Germany.

At the competition "Great Place to Work" Hochland Deutschland GmbH is once again voted as one of the 100 best employers.

Foundation of Bergland Cheese USA LLC.

Foundation of Natec USA LLC.

Foundation of E.V.A. GmbH.

Acquisition of the US cream cheese producer Franklin Foods Inc..