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 feed, and other agricultural products, Cremer Group moved to the Hanseatic city of Hamburg nine years after the end of World War II. It did not take long until the company expanded abroad with the installation of the first production plants in Thailand. Then, a shipping company was founded in the late 1960s.

1973 – 1991: Years of expansion

With further branches set up in South America, Cremer Group gradually established itself on the world markets. More successful enterprises followed: molasses, oleochemicals, cornflakes. The German unification opened up new opportunities for the company – opportunities that brought with them the challenges of responsibly developing the new federal states in the east.

1992 – 1999: To new horizons

This period saw the foundation of Cremer Steel, the alien among the Goups companies. Meanwhile, the Cremer Group continued its successful expansion abroad: Bulgaria, Singapore, Hungary, USA, the United Kingdom – all of these big challenges were overcome by employees and general management together in creative cooperation.

2000 – 2005: With optimism into the new millenium

The new millenium brought with it new opportunities for the Cremer Group. In the UK, the company established Prime Molasses. Further companies followed in France, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Indonesia. Yet, also in Germany did the Cremer Group continue on the road to success: it acquired new companies such as Deuka in Düsseldorf and founded CremerEnergy 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 Gesellschaft für Tierernährung (GfT) in Wildeshausen. The sister companies Deuka and Cremer Futtermühlen were merged into Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer.

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Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Glockengiesserwall 3
20095 Hamburg, Deutschland

T +49 40 320 11-0
F +49 40 320 11-400

global@cremer.de