The Success Story


Founding of the “Westfälischen Süssrahm-Margarine-und Pflanzenbutter-Fabrik” (Westphalian sweet cream margarine and vegetable butter factory) by Wilhelm Lindemann for the manufacture of quality margarines for Westphalian households


Expansion of product range with cooking fats and baking margarine

Own vehicles

Establishment of comprehensive national logistics network with own vehicles (WESTFALIA Frischdienst – fresh food transport services)

Expansion of range


Extensive modernisation (two-shift system, IT-based production, warehouse, shipping) and expansion of range to include convenience products

Own baking agent

Construction of own baking agent plant for production of baking mixtures, fillings and masses


Renamed to “Westfälische Lebensmittelwerke Lindemann”

Certification IFS

 Certification IFS

Certification BRC

 Certification BRC

Investment programme

Investment programme with expansion of storage tanks, production capacities and methods

Certification RSPO

Certification RSPO. Since 2011 RSPO Certification (sustainable palm oil and palm oil products) on basis Mass Balance (since 2014: Basis Segregated)

Opening of shop

Opening of shop on company site in Bünde


Takeover by Bunge, a leading American-based global company in the agriculture and food sector