At home in North Rhine-Westphalia, represented throughout Europe: 520 employees work for the company throughout Europe. The headquarters of Cofresco Frischhalteprodukte GmbH & Co. KG is located in Minden. In the central administration there are 100 employees, whose focus is on marketing, sales and research for the European market.
Danone is a multinational beverage and food company headquartered in Paris. The company has branches in around 120 countries around the world. Around 100,000 employees generate annual sales of over 22 billion euros worldwide. In the USA, the company operates under the brand name Dannon.
Freudenberg & Co. KG, based in Weinheim, Germany, is a family-owned group of companies that supplies various industries such as the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, construction and telecommunications industries. Commonly known products are the Vileda cleaning products. In the 21st century, the companies of the group employ more than 48,000 people in around 60 countries.
With a turnover of 16.7 billion US dollars (2012) and almost 40,000 employees, General Mills is one of the 500 largest groups in the USA and the sixth largest food manufacturer in the world. The company is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The company is listed in the S&P 500 share index. The product range includes breakfast cereals, ready meals, yogurt, pizza, pasta and much more.
The Melitta Unternehmensgruppe Bentz KG is a group of companies based in Minden, East Westphalia. Under its umbrella, articles for daily household requirements as well as for gastronomy and large-scale consumers are produced and marketed. The largest division within the Melitta Group is Melitta Household Products Europe. A total of almost 50 companies with over 3000 employees are united under the umbrella of the Melitta Group. The group is an internationally active branded goods company. The total turnover amounts to more than 1.3 billion euros.