In 1946 Ernst Günthart opened his first business in a garage in Niederhasli (Switzerland)
1953 - Beginning
... Ernst Günthart took part at numerous national and international Trade Shows of the Bakery and Patisserie industry, for example the IBA in 1953 in Düsseldorf.
Thereby he could win new customers for his business and expand his product range ...
1956 - Innovation
In 1956 the principal office had to be moved to Hohentengen (Germany) because the taxes from Germany into Switzerland were lower than from Switzerland to Germany.
Ernst Günthart opened his first production plant for Sugar decoration and decoration plaques in Germany with a staff of 20 women.
Because of his creativity he invented an absolute novelty:
The chocolate transfer film.
1963 - Production
In 1963 a new production plant was built as well as an office building in the heart of Hohentengen.
This building has been coverted in 1971.
... the constant and continuing demand for Sugar and Marzipan products motivated Ernst Günthart to produce more and more Creations. At that time the goods were already delivered to all EC-Countries and overseas ...
1973 - Technique
In 1973 the 23 year old Peter Günthart joined his fathers company and invented machines by himself to produce more effective …
He place the cornerstone for today´s mostly computer controlled processes whereas the need machines are developed and constructed in the companies own garage.
Beside the technical part he took care of the comercial business part from the beginning until today.
1978 - Design
In 1978 the 20 year old Stefan Günthart joined the family business and took over the design area.
Because of his wealth of ideas and his creativity he was able to offer gifts besides the cake decoration.
Stefan Günthart had the sensational idea to put a wooden doll on a box filled with chocolate – an innovation that met with a ready market.
The development of new products is unalterable for a company to maintain it´s successful position on the market – a challenge which Stefan Günthart devoted his life for.
1980 - Taipeh
In 1980 Ernst Günthart opened a branch in Taipeh, Taiwan were fine Marzipan and Sugar flowers have been produced hand made.
However, at the end of the 80s the production came to spatial boundaries whereupon the management directed the attention to Thailand.
1981 - Hohentengen
Because of the rising production the capacity was not sufficient anymore so the management acquired an inoperative sawmill from Oskar Schäuble on the edge of Hohentengen.
On this area a generous office and dispatch building were built.
1986 - Nong Khae
In 1986 the management opened a new production plant in Nong Khae in the province Saraburi in Thailand.
Today the staff counts 1200 people working in different departments for the production of ceramic, sugar, marzipan and gifts. Furthermore, the plant disposes it´s own printing and sew facilities as well as a garage.
The ready produced good are shipped by containers to Germany.
1988 - Tiengen
In 1988 a second branch was opened in Tiengen, Germany.
Today approximately 100 employees are working in the production of gifts.
1999 - Khlong Hat
In 1999 a new branch was built in Khlong Hat, Thailand close to the Cambodian border.
At present approximately 150 employees are producing first stage manufactures for the plant in Nong Khae.
2007 - Headquarters
After some changes have been made on the companies facilities on the edge of Hohentengen,it now has an operating area of 35.000 square meters, a 2-floor office building, a new warehouse,anew dispatch building, a high shelves stock building (800 square meters), numerous ram facilities and a 3-floor Production building (3.500 square meters).
2010 - Facts
1994 – France
1995 – Austria
1998 – Great Britain
1999 – Italy
2001 – Belgium and Netherlands
2004 – Russia