History

HISTORY

Continuous innovation – since 1863

The Kalle Group can trace its roots back to the middle of the 19th century. Founded as a chemical factory for the production of paint, the company later moved into natural and synthetic fibers. For almost a hundred years, Kalle has continuously redefined the sausage-making industry with countless product innovations.

1863

Kalle & Co. founded by Dr. Wilhelm Kalle


1907

Hoechst acquires majority interest in Kalle


1929

First seamless cellulose casing and launch of Nalo brand


1955

Start of sponge cloth production


1963

First synthetic casing, Nalophan, made from polyester


1990

Start of modern, polyamide-based polymer production


1995

Spin-off of Kalle GmbH from Hoechst AG


2000 / 2002

Acquisition of Oskuda and Texda, entry into textile casing segment


2005

Kalle begins producing and marketing Value-added Casings


2010

Acquisition of Jif-Pak, entry into netting segment


2013

First spice-coated casing in shirred form


2014/2015

Cooperation with international fast-food company and development of a clean-label casing

Remarkable

Since 1997, Kalle has quadrupled its revenue to more than €260m and doubled its number of employees to 1800.