History

Already in the 1960s, CREMER took a first, far-sighted step towards developing into a worldwide operating company when it established its production companies in Thailand and Indonesia.

Along the value-added chain, CREMER then evolved into an international specialist company focusing on trade, the processing and transport of basic commodities and raw materials, as well as the development and manufacture of oleochemical products.

1946-1969: Laying the foundations

After the company had been established in Hannover, trading successfully in grain, animal food, and other agricultural products, CREMER moved to the city of Hamburg nine years after the end of the World War II. It did not take long until the company expanded abroad with the installation of the first production plants in Thailand. Then, CREMER’s transporting division was found in the late 1960s.

1973-1991: Years of expansion

With further branches set up in South America, CREMER gradually established itself on the world markets and added more successful initiatives: molasses, oleochemicals and cornflakes. The German unification opened up new opportunities for the company which brought the challenges of extending its influence in the new federal states in the east.

1992-1999: To new horizons

In this period Cremer Steel was established, the alien among the CREMER companies. Meanwhile, CREMER continued its successful expansion abroad: Bulgaria, Singapore, Hungary, The United Kindgdom.. All these challenges were overcome by employees and general management together in creative cooperation.

2000-2005: With optimism into the new millennium

The new millennium brought new opportunities with it for CREMER. In the United Kingdom, CREMER established Prime Molasses. Further companies followed in France, Australia, the Czech Republic and Indonesia. Also in Germany CREMER continued on the road to success: it acquired companies such as Deuka in Düsseldorf and found Cremer Energy GMBH to start trading biodiesel.

2006-2010: A strong performance despite the crisis

Despite the global financial and economic crisis, CREMER steered safely through these stormy years, unfaltering in its pursuit of success. Thus, several new companies were founded and others acquired such as Gesellshaft für Tierernährung (GfT) in Wildeshausen. The branches Deuka and Cremer Futtermühlen were merged into Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer.