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Company chronicle

 

2000

2000 Vegetable contract farming: approx. 600 ha

 

1995

Certification according to ISO 9001:2000.

 

1992

The company's name is changed to Hans-Peter Luhn GmbH.

 

1990

Foundation of Ökohof Gemüsehandel GmbH for products from acknowledged organic farming.

 

1976

Hans-Peter Luhn becomes general partner of Erich Luhn KG. The registered seat of the company is relocated from Holdenstedt/ Uelzen to the farm in Hamerstorf/ Suderburg.

 

1972

Purchase of the farm in Hamerstorf/ Suderburg with own cultivation of carrots, beetroot and parsnips.

 

1965

The registered seat is relocated from Kiel to the Lüneburg Heath to Holdenstedt/ Uelzen. Hans-Peter Luhn joins the company as limited partner.

 

1963

The cultivation area for carrots is extended from the Schleswig-Holstein west coast to the Lüneburg Heath.

 

1960

After liquidation of "Obst- und Gemüsezentrale Kiel eGmbH", Erich Luhn founds the Erich Luhn KG in Kiel, together with Wilhelm Bauer, the grower of the carrot "Bauers Kieler Rote".

 

1954-1964

Erich Luhn contributes his mail-order business for vegetables to the combination of agricultural producers "Obst- und Gemüsezentrale Kiel eGmbH". Now the first carrots of the kind "Bauers Kieler Rote" are grown for baby food.

 

1949-1954
The merchant Erich Luhn sets up a mail-order business for vegetables by acting as buying-agent for the Northern German canning industry. He organizes cultivation, harvest and dispatch of fresh peas and bush beans.