of the Westphalian margarine and butter company H. Hüsemann & Co. on 15 April 1904 in Preußisch Oldendorf by the agriculturalists Heinrich Hüsemann and Wilhelm Vortmeyer. After completion of the factory building, the first 500 kg of margarine were produced on October 15th.
Owners and employees
The production had to be discontinued due to the war and resumed on 1 October 1918.
of the company in Preußisch Oldendorfer Margarine and Dairy Corporation W. Vortmeyer.
in Preußisch Oldendorfer Margarine Corporation W. Vortmeyer GmbH.
During the World War II production had to be discontinued several times due to lack of raw materials. A complete closedown of the company took place in December 1945.
The margarine production could be continued and steadily expanded.
Establishment of the inhouse forwarding company POT (Preußisch Oldendorfer Transportgesellschaft).
Foundation of the VORTELLA bakingstudio with test production lines and development department.
The specialization in the bakery product range was further expanded. A kitchen range was gradually introduced.
in VORTELLA Lebensmittelwerk W. Vortmeyer GmbH. The Berlin based margarine factory Wiesana was taken over and subsequently integrated into VORTELLA.
of the existing company complex by a new, modern warehouse. Preparation and entry into the industrial food business.
were gradually added to the product range.
Construction of a new building for POT company's own garage.
according to DIN EN 9001:2000 and organic certification according to the EC eco-regulation.
Launch of the Snack-Time sales segment.
Construction of pilot plant for sample production.
Part-renewal of the production line.
New weighing system and purchase of a servicing unit.
VORTELLA GmbH celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Certification according to International Food Standard (IFS) incl. HACCP.
We celebrate 50 years POT.
Construction of the new microbiological laboratory.
VORTELLA is a member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), a round table founded in 2003 by the WWF. This organization is committed to to sustainable cultivation methods for palm oil. Certification according to the British Retail Consortium Standard (BRC).
Introduction of clean-label margarines.
Construction of the ultra-fresh range.
111 years VORTELLA Ruhm margarine