The passion for cheese runs deep in the Rupp family, who have been crafting great tasting and nutritious cheese since 1908. Today the cheese-making tradition continues with the fourth generation of this family-owned business.
It started with Emmental
Josef Rupp I started his company in 1908 with an innovation. He was the first person in Austria to produce Swiss style Emmental cheese. And soon he was exporting it to far away lands and later to America. One milestone followed the next.
My grandfather invested the first money he made in visiting a Swiss dairy school. He always thought outside the box.
Milestones in the company history
Founded by Josef Rupp I.
First exports to the USA
Start of processed cheese production
First vacuum packing in Austria
Start of sliced cheese production
Third generation takes over management
100 year anniversary and acquisition of the Alma brand
Schreiber & Rupp Joint Venture with a focus on the private label market
Acquisition of the Charmoille processed cheese plant, FR
Acquisition of a cut and wrap company for natural cheese packaging in Germany
Expansion in Middle East with sales office in Dubai, AE
Foundation of the joint ventures Rupp & DaChan, CN and Schreiber & Rupp Benešov, CZ
Acquisition of Primo cheese powder, IT / ES and buy back of all shares from Schreiber in the JV Schreiber & Rupp
Fourth generation enters the Management Board and acquisition of Ingredient Solutions, IE
John Broekmans takes over as Chairman of the Executive Board