History

1902 

Georg Lemke & Co. is founded by the two pharmacists Benno Markus and Georg Lemke in Berlin-Kreuzberg. 

1945 

Otto Klühe, an employee of Lemke since 1932, takes over the company's management. He was authorized with the fiduciary management of the company Lemke by Berlin-Kreuzberg district mayor. 

1952 

Otto Klühe acquires the company. 

1964 

Edith Hell enters the family business. 

1965 

The company is continued by his widow Lillia Klühe, born Jensen, after the death of Otto Klühe in 1965. 

1968 

Lemke moves its production facility from Berlin-Kreuzberg to the Späthstraße 31/32 in Berlin-Britz. 

1977 

Edith Hell takes over the management at the beginning of the year. 

1987 

Lillia Klühe acquires the adjoining property of now "Georg Lemke & Co." at Späthstraße 33/34. 

1994 

The company Lemke is certified to DIN ISO 9001:1994 as the first marzipan factory in Germany. 

1995 

Lillia Klühe builds a new production and warehouse facility on the property Späthstraße 33/34 for the company Lemke. 

1996 

Sven Hell is hired into the company on 1.1.1996 as an assistant manager and assumes the position of marketing director. 

1997 

Jan Hell is hired into the company on 1.1.1997 as an assistant manager and assumes the position of purchasing manager. 

1998 

The company Georg Lemke GmbH & Co. KG receives the BIO-certificate according to Regulation 2092/91 (DE-001 Eco-Control). 

2002 

Georg Lemke GmbH & Co. KG celebrates its 100th anniversary. 

2005 

Certification of environmental management according to ISO 14001:2004 is presented to the company. 

2007 

Georg Lemke GmbH & Co. KG is certified by BIO Suisse and NOP. 

2008 

The company receives the IFS Version 5 Higher Level certification. 

 

Sven Hell takes over the management and Jan Hell additionally receives the responsibility for sales. 

2010 

Jan and Sven Hell are both elected as CEOs. 

2011 

The company is certified for energy management according to EN 16001. 

2013 

energy management was converted to the certification according to DIN EN 50001