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2013
October 2013 K&K Building Kreyenhop & Kluge Siegel

October 2013

In October 2013 our company celebrated its 80th anniversary. Thanks to our clients we are able to expand in our passion for fine cuisines, and to surprise with new exquisites. We are proud of our long-term success and look full of energy and enthusiasm into the future.

2011
August 2011

August 2011

With the construction and completion of a modern, 2,500 square meter sliding-shelf warehouse we have grown into one of the largest Asian food importers in Europe. We get our electricity from a company-owned power generator, which is operated from an external biogas turbine plant - a contribution to environmental-friendly energy consumption.

2007
June 2007

June 2007

After 50 years with the company Rolf Kreyenhop retires and leaves the leadership to his sons Jörn and Tom and Norbert Streich.

1995
September 2005

September 2005

By employing Rolf Kreyenhop’s second son Tom now both sons are on board of the K&K ship. The revenues in the ethnic food are significantly increased.

1995
1990s

1990s

The non-food business was expanded significantly: for a large German customer, large quantities of straw and wooden goods are produced in Hong Kong. This will be further extended through close cooperation with a large consumer goods and retail company, for which Kreyenhop & Kluge imports ceramics and other household goods.

1989
The end of 1989

The end of 1989

Led by Rolf Kreyenhop’s son Jörn – at the end of 1989 the first own Asian office of Kreyenhop & Kluge in Hong Kong was established.

1989
September 1989

September 1989

The company moves into a new building just 200 meters away from the old one. Initially it had 12,000 m², with room for 17,000 pallets of dry and frozen products.

1985
1980s

1980s

Kreyenhop & Kluge now imports exotic products from Taiwan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Korea as well as from Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. In addition to many Asian shops, the German food retailers demanded more and more Asian goods - resulting the sales to be doubled once again.

1975
1970s

1970s

As a new business area, food processing industry and airline catering were developed. In addition, the frozen business is growing rapidly. The Asian cuisine is a trend in Europe. Thus sales quadrupled.

1971
September 1971

September 1971

Due to the further growth of Kreyenhop & Kluge, storage capacities in Bremen have become too small. Hence on September 1, offices and warehouses are moved to Oyten just outside Bremen.

1968
February 1968

February 1968

While delivering to the customer "Shanghai" - one of the first Chinese restaurants in Bremen - Rolf Kreyenhop discovered unfamiliar products such as soy sauce, bamboo or lychees. He recognizes the opportunity to offer these exclusively to the German market. Without further ado, he flies to Taiwan and arranges first imports of exotic goods. From now on, these are supplied to Chinese Restaurants throughout Germany.

1965
1960s

1960s

At the initiative of the son of Wilhelm Kreyenhop, Rolf Kreyenhop, the company is able to supply hospitals, national defense and large company canteens among its customers. In addition, it supplies the East Frisian Islands. Thanks to this increase in sales, the company is growing strongly.

1933
October 1933

October 1933

The friends Wilhelm Kreyenhop and Franz Kluge founded the wholesaling company Kreyenhop & Kluge in Bremen. They serve mainly restaurants, hotels, retailers and canteens in the region around Bremen with German foods such as oils, flour, sugar and fruit and vegetable preserves.