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.

In fact, more than half of our business today comes from products that were developed in the last 30 years. Currently, the company employs 4,000 people in 8 factories and and is unchanged 100% owned by the sole owner Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker. And we are continually expanding our reach globally. Because cookies this good should be available to everyone.

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 …

September 1688

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