On the market since 1981, we as a family business are committed to food innovation on Switzerland's dining tables. We maintain a comprehensive network in the food industry and are members of Promarca, ESMA (European Sales & Marketing Association), of the Verband Schweizerischer Agenten der Lebensmittelbranche (Association of Swiss Operatives in the Food Industry) and of the International Leaders Club.
Let's take a look at the way our company has developed.
Alex K. Fürer and he's wife Beatrice start Delico AG. Its activities are initially focussed on market studies for international food manufacturers who are planning to enter the Swiss market.
Delico launches frozen apple doughnuts in the Swiss retail trade. The company also starts to import frozen fruit and vegetables on a grand scale from France and Poland for Swiss food producers.
With its “Mini Wind’s”, Delico launches the first frozen mini-dessert in Switzerland. An item which remains popular on the market to this day. The product range is continuously expanded with various general agencies for frozen specialities.
Delico extends its range and supplies the Swiss food industry with innovative semi-finished products such as frozen pizza bases and pasta sheets from Italy
Delico becomes the general agent for Kikkoman, the global market leader for soy sauce. In the same year the company develops another strategic business area: non-perishable food (ambient food).
Management handover: Matthias Fürer takes over the leadership of Delico AG from founder Alex K. Fürer
Delico grows: Thanks to the positive and dynamic development of the company, the number of employees rises to eight.
Another strategic business area is opened up. Delico launches fresh products for the first time.
Delico continues to grow strongly, acquiring new office space in the neighbouring property at Bahnhofstrasse 6.
Delico takes over the operational business of affiliated company Gemperli AG as of 1 January 2017, extending its business activities in the field of commodities, focussing on canned fruit and vegetables, dried fruit and nuts.