Organisation

The Reitzel Group’s operational headquarters are located in Aigle in Switzerland.

The Reitzel Group is structured around:

  • 3 operational subsidiaries: Reitzel Switzerland, Reitzel France, Reitzel International Development (RID).
  • 3 corporate divisions: Industrial Division, Administrative and Financial Division, Supply Chain Division.

THE REITZEL GROUP

THE REITZEL GROUP

Subsidiaries

Reitzel
Development
International

Reitzel France

Reitzel Switzerland

Industrial Division

Administrative and financial division

Supply chain division

REITZEL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (RDI)

picto_collaborateurs
238

employees

picto_usines
1

factory

Turnover distribution:

Europe0%
USA0%
Russia0%
UK0%
Other0%

Reitzel International Development (RID) is formed of Reitzel International, our commercial subsidiary, which is based on Reitzel India, our Indian production subsidiary. The RID office is located in Kunigal near Bangalore.

Created in 2003 to manage an integrated, secure production chain from the seed to the consumer, Reitzel India produces pickles and other speciality pickle products (baby corn, jalapeños, banana and piri-piri peppers, etc.) in jars or pouches.

As well as working directly with gherkin farmers, Reitzel India is unique in that it has also developed its own farms. Reitzel India provides the group with the raw materials its needs for its traditional markets (Switzerland, France), as well as increasing its production capacity in order to enter new markets. Reitzel India provides the raw material in bulk for European packing plants and for Russian and North-American industrial clients, as well as finished products in various forms.

REITZEL SWITZERLAND

picto_collaborateurs
103

employees

picto_usines
1

factory

Turnover distribution:

Food Services0%
Private Labels0%
Own Retail Brands0%

Created by Hugo Reitzel in 1909 in Aigle, Reitzel Switzerland is the group’s parent company and a key driver in Reitzel’s development. Today, at our historical factory in Aigle, we produce all of our pickles, as well as a wide range of mustards, sauces and vinegars.

In 2017, Reitzel Switzerland achieved a turnover of 36.5 million euros, and currently has 103 employees.

54% of Reitzel Switzerland’s turnover is generated through its food services. The subsidiary has a main brand, Hugo Reitzel, named after the company’s founder, which is active in both the food service and retail trade sectors.

A new range named HUGO was launched in 2017 in the Swiss market, offering products made with locally grown ingrédients.

REITZEL FRANCE

picto_collaborateurs
113

employees

picto_usines
2

factories

Turnover distribution:

Private Labels0%
Food Services0%
Own Retail Brands0%

Reitzel France historically represents the fusion of 3 companies from within the pickle industry, acquired successively by the group: the canning factory Béziers in Castelsarrasin, the canning factory BRIAND in Bourré, and the company CHRIST in Connerré.

Today, Reitzel France has 113 employees and a turnover of 34 million euros.

In addition to custom work for private labels (57% of its turnover), Reitzel France also has several national brands:

  • “Le Jardin d’Orante” (condiments and dressings), distributed across supermarkets and superstores
  • “Hugo Reitzel”, designed for professionals in the food service industry.
  •  Its flagship product: the gherkin, the farming of which Reitzel has been striving to revive since 2016.

Production is currently spread across 2 factories: in Bourré and Connerré. The company’s headquarters are located in Paris.