Inventions, pioneering achievements, Nobel laureates. The pages of HACO's history portray a fascinating record of innovation and success.

Haaf & Co gives rise to Haco

HACO was founded in 1922 as a production and distribution site for the special products of the Bern-based pharmacy, Haaf & Co. Its acquisition of the soup and bouillon manufacturer TexTon in Gümligen then laid the foundation for HACO's production of foodstuffs. The company had already succeeded in gaining Migros as a customer in 1925 – and it's a partnership that still exists today. HACO's success wasn't restricted to the field of food production however. It also won plaudits in pharmaceutical research: In 1950 the chemistry professor and HACO employee Tadeusz Reichstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his study on the production of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The pharmaceutical division of HACO was closed in 1965.

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Technology

At the outset stands the idea. The process culminates in sensual pleasure, culinary diversity and, not least, commercial success. Linking them all is our technological expertise.

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Environment & Quality

Exploiting synergies, conserving resources. We make responsible use of energy, materials, air, water and soil. When in doubt, we opt for the most environmentally-friendly solution.

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History & Milestones

Inventions, pioneering achievements, Nobel laureates. The pages of HACO's history portray a fascinating record of innovation and success.