We've been here for you since 1983 - and with passion.
Hubert Stritzinger founded the company in 1983 with the support of his daughter Ingrid Schöppl-Stritzinger. The aim was to set up a French fries production facility. The foundation stone for the company was laid in the founding year with the purchase of a second-hand French fries machine.
The construction work was completed and the fries production went into operation with 4 employees. The construction of the new cold store was also completed.
The company started trading by expanding its range of frozen vegetables under the Stritzinger brand. This was also the foundation stone for the subsequent founding of Stritzinger Import/Export GesmbH in 2000, when Karin Silber, Hubert Stritzinger's youngest daughter, joined the company.
An electrical short circuit in the production plant caused a major fire on the night of January 30, 1988. The fire destroyed the entire company complex down to its foundations. Only the company's first computer was saved from the flames by Hubert Stritzinger. The damage at the time amounted to 13 million schillings. Clean-up work then began and everything was rebuilt from scratch. As a result, production was able to resume in July.
The first proceeds after the major fire were used to expand the cold store. Furthermore, the development and later production of various dumpling products was started.
The Frost Center was opened, enabling customers to sell our products ex works. The administration was modernized and several PCs were purchased.
In the years 93 to 96, the range of products produced in-house was expanded to include various types of chips, croquettes and roasted pockets.
After joining the EU in 1995 and the resulting fall in customs duties, the profitability of production fell so that it was shut down completely in 1998 and the company switched entirely to wholesale and importing food.
Construction of our large deep-freeze warehouse with high shelves. This enables us to import products from all over the world. Construction of a factory for schnitzel, cordon bleu and dumplings at the Gaspoltshofen site.
In 2002, Hubert Stritzinger handed over the company to his daughter Ingrid Schöppl-Stritzinger.
The import of fresh poultry, such as chicken, turkey, geese and ducks, began in 2005. These products are very popular in the catering and retail sectors.
Due to the increase in trading business over the years, the administration building was rebuilt to remedy the corresponding lack of space.
Schnitzel production was relocated within the site, modernized and its capacity expanded. A new soufflé breading was developed which looks like it was made at home. At the same time, the IFS standard was introduced in the company.
New schnitzel production facility and doubling of capacity at the site. New packaging lines for the retail trade. Start of the expansion of photovoltaic systems at the site in order to produce more sustainably and reduce CO2 emissions.
Despite the global pandemic, production continued at the site. A vaccination line for interested employees and partner companies was set up in the newly built production facility for vegan products during the construction period.