Almost half a century ago, Hermann Wein laid the cornerstone of our family company.
In 1966, the pioneer Hermann Wein, from the small village of Freudenstadt-Musbach, had three things: An old family recipe, a smokehouse and the idea to produce the best Black Forest ham in Germany. Did he ever think that his business would one day become Germany’s market leader in Black Forest ham?
SUCCESS IS LOOMING
Hermann Wein’s ham became a real sensation overnight. Three additional smokehouses had to be built, just one year after the company was founded, in order to satisfy the high level of demand.
IT REMAINS IN THE FAMILY
Hermann Wein’s little smokehouse quickly became a successful business. Eventually the time came to hand over the reins – it remains in the family. In 1977 Hermann Hofer took over the management and the fast growing business engaged with Eberhard Kappler in 1985.
TWO GENERATIONS LATER
Together with Eberhard Kappler, Hermann Wein’s grandson Andreas Hofer has been in charge of the Wein Black Forest ham factory since 2011. Today we produce over 2 million hams and other specialities on an area of 24,000 square meter each year: Due to the great success and the constantly growing level of export business, we are certain that our story still has many chapters to go.