Where old world craftsmanship meets new world tastes.
More than 330 years ago in 1688, the history of Lambertz began when a small bakery was founded in the venerable imperial city of Aachen, laying the foundation for Germany’s oldest confectionery brand. To this day, Lambertz, now in its ninth generation, is 100% family-owned.
Having started out as a pure Printen manufacturer, Lambertz now offers a versatile range of year-round products in addition to the classic seasonal pastries and in the process become one of the top 5 cookie makers in the world. Our goal is to always dynamically adapt the assortment to changing customer wishes.
As part of this strategy Lambertz decided to open an US office in 2007 in order to maximize its potential in the North American market.
Join us on a short journey through time …
Founding of a bakery at the market in Aachen
Invention of the Lambertz “Kräuterprinte”
The master baker and confectioner Henry Lambertz takes over the bakery in the “Haus zur Sonne”.
Invention of the “Schokoprinte”
Lambertz is awarded the title of “purveyor to the royal court” and supplies the Prussian, Dutch and Belgian royal families
The brand name Henry Lambertz becomes a protected word mark
Introduction of the “Saftprinte”
1943 – 1947
Destruction of 75% of the factory facilities in the 2nd World War
Karl Kittelberger takes over the company
New factory built on the outer suburd of Aachen in Laurensberg
Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker takes over the company in the 9th generation
Entry into the market for “Dominosteine”
Expansion of seasonal products & introduction of the all year round products under the Lambertz brand name
Participation in Otten GmbH & Co. KG, Erkelenz
Acquisition of Heemann Lebkuchen- und Süßwaren-Spezialitäten GmbH (founded in 1839)
Acquisition of Max Weiss Lebkuchenfabrik Neu-Ulm GmbH (1925) and Ferdinand Wolff GmbH & Co. KG (founded in 1839)
Foundation of Lambertz Polonia Sp. z o.o. in Poland
Acquisition of the traditional brand Wilhelm Kinkartz GmbH & Co. KG (1872) and Vereinigte Nürnberger Lebkuchen- und Schokoladenfabrik Haeberlein-Metzger (founded in 1598)
Expansion into the USA with founding the Henry Lambertz Inc.
Majority shareholding in Dr. Quendt GmbH & Co. KG (founded in 1991)
Acquisition of Nürnberger Lebkuchen und Dauerbackwarenfabrik ifri Schuhmann GmbH & Co. KG (founded in 1938) and Wendler Nougat GmbH & Co. KG (founded in 1906) from Nuremberg
Acquisition of Dr. Quendt GmbH & Co. KG to 100%.
333rd company anniversary
Acquisition Otten GmbH & Co. KG, Erkelenz