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1909

Founder Franz Xaver Huber starts his company in the Bavarian town of Wessobrunn near Weilheim.

1922

The company name “Karwendelspitze” creates a unified brand identity.

1926

For reasons of better traffic infrastructure and growing space requirements, company headquarters are moved to Buchloe, where a new production facility is constructed.

1948/1950

Artur and Helmuth Huber take over the company management.

1951

The company is rebranded under the memorable name “Karwendel”.

1969

The hugely successful cream cheese brand “Exquisa” is launched.

1984

Deliciously airy and light: Karwendel-Werke expands its product offering with the fantastically light cream cheese brand “miree” with several varieties.

1987

Like father, like son: The third generation of Hubers, embodied by Dr. Wilfried Huber, joins the business.

1992

Seductively delicious and low-fat: Exquisa launches a range of natural and fruit-based fromage frais varieties, the first available on the market with just 0.2% fat content in the brand-typical 500 g container.

1994

Europe’s first cheesecake snack is born in Buchloe: The “Cheesecake Snack” is introduced under the Exquisa brand – a juicy and delicious snack between meals or on the go, baked with premium quality cream cheese and offered in a practical portion size.

2001

Dr. Wilfried Huber takes the helm.

2005

Karwendel-Werke introduces a true innovation to the cream cheese segment: Exquisa cream cheese slices. The family-run company once again proves that tradition, innovation and technological advances can be successfully combined.

2009

Karwendel-Werke celebrates its 100th anniversary: One of the most important and prestigious, privately owned dairy companies in Germany – born in a small, rented dairy back in 1909. The products of this company, managed by the third generation of the founding family, are much sought-after and renowned across Europe.

2012

The company implements a high-performance cogeneration plant to supply the power for its own facility requirements. The plant helps save 35% of primary energy. Karwendel-Werke once again proves that sustainable business management id an integral part of the company culture.

2014

Cleverly positioned and incredibly delicious: Exquisa launches a new cream cheese generation on the market. In addition to a new, even more delicious recipe, Exquisa cream cheese is presented in a new, high-end packaging. A wide coverage TV campaign revamps the popular jingle “Mmmh Exquisa... keiner schmeckt mir so wie dieser”.

2016

By founding the subsidiary NOA GmbH & Co.KG, a second, plant-based mainstay is created. The brand name NOA combines natural raw goods, original recipes and authentic products. The vegetable products don’t only appeal to vegans and vegetarians, but show everyone how yummy vegetable products can be.