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.
Kalle & Co. founded by Dr. Wilhelm Kalle
Hoechst acquires majority interest in Kalle
First seamless cellulose casing and launch of Nalo brand
Start of sponge cloth production
First synthetic casing, Nalophan, made from polyester
Start of modern, polyamide-based polymer production
Spin-off of Kalle GmbH from Hoechst AG
Acquisition of Oskuda and Texda, entry into textile casing segment
Kalle begins producing and marketing Value-added Casings
Acquisition of Jif-Pak, entry into netting segment
First spice-coated casing in shirred form
Cooperation with international fast-food company and development of a clean-label casing
Since 1997, Kalle has quadrupled its revenue to more than €260m and doubled its number of employees to 1800.