Modern, innovative, family-run

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Rietmann GmbH has been a medium-sized family-operated company ever since it was founded in 1967. Trust and loyalty characterize the business culture until today, which is not only highly appreciated by the workforce but also among the company’s business partners.

The production takes place in two facilities on a total of 500 square metres, whereby constant laboratory controls, implementation guarantees, high processing reliability and a profound quality management stand behind every product that is produced in the Rietmann company.

50 years of experience and a team of 140 people who give their best every day makes us a professional, reliable and strong partner at your side.

Theodor Rietmann

The Rietmann GmbH was founded in 1967 by the master baker and chemical technician, Theodor Rietmann. Under primitive circumstances, he built up the development and production of baking premixes and improvers. Thanks to diligence, perseverance and brilliant know-how, the business slowly started to flourish. Already at that time, it was above all courage and a good intuition to take the right chances at the right time. This made Theodor Rietmann become one of the best in the industry in a short time and subsequently enabled the company to win out over substantially bigger and more well-known companies in various decisive aspects.

Moreover, Theodor Rietmann managed to grow a business in which loyalty, humanity, and faithfulness were key. With this mind-set, he led the business for almost four decades. Today, his sons Stefan and Thomas Rietmann manage the company and follow his example.

The “Kapellenmühle”

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„Kapellenmühle“ (translated: chapel mill) is the traditional name of the premises on which the company is located. Since the business formation, the Kapellenmühle is in private ownership of the Rietmann family and represents an entrepreneurial as well as a familiar center point.
The Kappellenmühle got its name from an abbot of a nearby monastery in 1764 and is supposed to have been a ban mill and sanctuary. „Ban“ refers to a marked-out area under the power of a landlord. The tough principles at that time were clearly stated in the legal code: The two mills of Lisdorf and Ensdorf as well as the Saar ferry are sanctuaries. In case you committed a crime and reach these sactuaries, you are free, as long as you stay there. Apart from that, everyone was bound to use his mill – and got punished in case he used a different one. Today, these principles don’t hold anymore, whoever buys his products at a different mill but ours will not be punished. Unfortunately …

Today, visitors are still welcomed with view on a broad alley of linden trees, flanked by two old millstones, picturesque orchards, the sounds of the mill creek and an old stone baking oven before discovering the historic building oft he Kappellenmühle in the background.