Tradition & Transition
in the World of Cocoa
Delivering quality, providing flexibility
our path to long lasting partnerships
Founding of the company
Years are we here for you
Annual volume in metric tons
Our path to long lasting partnerships
TRADITION AND TRANSITION
IN THE WORLD OF COCOA
Since the middle of the 19th Century the company Albrecht & Dill Trading is importing raw cocoa beans and we still do. Long lasting and close business relationships to producers and exporters around the equator enable us to intensively consult our clients.
We supply our customers with bulk cocoa from West Africa and Asia as well as with flavour cocoa from Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia (Java), the Caribbean and other origins.
Cocoa Butter is the edible fat extracted from the cocoa bean and an important raw material for the food industry. Nowadays Cocoa Butter is produced to a large extent in the cocoa producing countries.
Albrecht & Dill Trading GmbH imports the cocoa butter and stores it in Amsterdam and Hamburg in order to melt and deodorize the cocoa butter on a tolling basis. As a result of a continuous flow of goods Albrecht & Dill is able to supply its customers with liquid cocoa butter “just in time”. A sophisticated quality control system as well as a careful selection of our suppliers enables us to fulfill the always growing quality requirements of our customers.
The majority of the West European chocolate industry is amongst our customers.
SUSTAINABILITY & TRACEABILITY
Albrecht & Dill Trading GmbH focuses on sustainable and traceable cocoa through different certifications. We observe an increasing awareness for more sustainable products. The consumer requires more transparency from the trade. We believe, sustainability is an added value to the supply chain and farmers receive the required support from certification bodies in order to improve their standard of living and hence guarantee a better quality of the raw material.
Albrecht & Dill was one of the first companies to have launched a project on 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa in Ecuador. Over the last couple of years, several other projects followed. Nowadays we are in the position to supply our customers and clients with certified cocoa beans and products. All of the certified cocoa is sourced directly from the projects to satisfy the requirements and needs of the chocolate manufacturing industry.
As of today, we are able to offer traceable and sustainable cocoa beans from Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Madagascar and Java and hold the following certifications: Organic, UTZ certified, Fairtrade Labelling organizations International (FLO) and Rainforest Alliance. More projects shall follow in the coming years.
„There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate“
The company was founded in 1806 by Johann Albrecht named J.J.N. Albrecht. In 1825 Theodor Dill joined the company as a partner and in 1835 the company was renamed Albrecht & Dill. During the Big Hamburg Fire in 1842 Theodor Dill organized a team of brave citizens which was able to prevent the building of the New Exchange from burning down. He became part of Hamburg´s history as the “Saver of the New Exchange”.
After the death of Theodor Dill in 1861, the company was in the hands of the families Dill and Meincke who made the Company survive many crises and the First and the Second World War. In 1949 Erich L. Kröger became partner of Albrecht & Dill until his death in 1984. In 1950 Albrecht & Dill acquired the distribution rights for Germany for Chanel. At first for parts and later for the whole of Germany. The business relationship lasted for nearly 50 years. In 1984 Christoph Kröger became partner. After Franz-Alfred Wooge had left in the company in 1996 Christoph Kroeger was the single shareholder of Albrecht & Dill until Philipp Hoffmann joined the company as partner in 2005. In 2016 the company Albrecht & Dill USA Inc. was founded. Dirk Beyersdorff is the senior trader of this entity.
Johann Jürgen Nicolaus Albrecht
Die Bark Elise
||Neue Börse|| during the fire in may 1842
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Erich L. Kröger
Albrecht & Dill USA Inc.
Albrecht & Dill Trading GmbH
Ballindamm 37 – 20095 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (0) 40 5550222 0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 5550222 44
USt.Id.-Nr. DE 174496334 Albrecht & Dill Trading GmbH
Sitz Hamburg commercial registerHRB 18309 Amtsgericht Hamburg
Christoph Kröger (Managing partner)
Philipp Hoffmann (Managing partner)
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