More than 140 years of AUST & HACHMANN
Aust & Hachmann was founded in 1881 by Hermann Aust and Rudolph Hachmann (pictured above). Since that time, we have been trading in natural vanilla from all growing regions of the world.
A nose for quality
Quality control by the boss was not much different in 1955 than it is today. In the photo, Herbert Hachmann critically examines a delivery of bundled natural vanilla from Madagascar.
Vanilla is dried in the sun on the roof of our office building in the early fifties to be ground into powder later. The remaining moisture content is an important factor for further processing.
Across the wide sea
Vanilla used to be packed in wooden crates for the long sea voyage from Madagascar to Hamburg. Here you can see the reloading of vanilla from coastal boats onto the ocean freighter off Madagascar in the 1960s.
Then as now
The company has been continuously family-owned since its foundation and is today managed by Berend Hachmann, Elisabeth and Goran Hachmann in the 3rd and 4th generation respectively. Aust & Hachmann has also been successful in the North American market since 1991 with a subsidiary through Aust & Hachmann (Canada)Ltd.
Berend Hachmann (middle), Elisabeth (right) und Goran Hachmann (left)
To achieve our quality objectives, teamwork, accountability and support from all are an essential part of our company mentality. We ensure our quality standards by providing the necessary leadership and resources and conducting annual reviews.