List of the 3 largest food companies from Thurgau (Canton)

List of the 3 biggest food companies from Thurgau (Canton)

The food industry is one of the most important sectors of the Swiss economy. Below we have picked out 3 highly interesting companies for you. All 3 are part of our list of the 100 largest food producers in Switzerland.

  • Contains the 100 top-selling food producers from Switzerland from numerous segments such as bakery products, meat products, dairy products, ready meals, confectionery, coffee and tea, beverages, etc.
  • Excellent level of detail: industry and area of activity, sales if publicly available (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015), number of employees if publicly available, general contact details, names of management, etc.
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1. Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel AG, Bischofszell: approx. 500 million CHF sales (no current sales available)

Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel is a leading Swiss food processor. The company was founded as early as 1905 and at that time produced dried fruits and dried products. In 1945, it was taken over by the Swiss Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund with a turnover of about 5 million CHF. The company still belongs to Migros today with around 1,000 employees. Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel produces potato products, ready meals, frozen products, jams, fruit juices and non-soda beverages. Sales to food retailers account for around three quarters of sales. Increasing importance is attached to supplying the food service industry, hospitals and canteens. Some products are also exported.

2. A.Vogel AG, Roggwil: CHF 130 million turnover

A.Vogel AG is focused entirely on natural healing products – especially fresh plant juices and extracts. The company, with around 500 employees, has borne the name of its founder Alfred Vogel (previously: Bioforce AG) since the beginning of 2020. Vogel earned a reputation in Switzerland as an advocate of natural medicine – especially with the help of healthy nutrition. As early as 1920, he opened a health food store in Basel, followed in 1929 by the founding of the publishing house A. Vogel, followed by the founding of Bioforce in 1963. A.Vogel AG considers itself one of the largest Swiss manufacturers of phytotherapeutics and healthy nutrition products: Production facilities are located in Roggwil, Elburg (Netherlands) and Colmar (France).

3. Biotta AG, Tägerwilen: approx. 30 million CHF turnover (no current turnover available)

Biotta can count itself among the pioneers of products from organic farming in Switzerland. The company emerged from Gemüsebau AG Tägerwilen, which was founded back in 1931. Swiss organic pioneer Hugo Brandenberger took over the company in 1961 and created the “Biotta” brand. Organic juices and, more recently, organic smoothies make up the Biotta business model. In 2005, Brandenberger sold the company to Thurella AG, a fruit and vegetable juice producer in eastern Switzerland. This in turn was acquired by Zurich-based food group Orior AG in May 2018. Since then, Biotta has been part of the Orior Group.

Picture Source: Unsplash ( Fabian, 11.01.22)

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