Cofresco - a journey through time

1908

The first coffee filterl

The patent for the first coffee filter, developed by housewife Melitta Bentz, is the foundation for the family company Melitta in Dresden.

rMove to Minden (Westf.)

After the move to Minden the company history continues to be written in Westfalia.

1929

1937

Sandwich Paperl

The manufacture of household paper begins with sandwich paper.

rAssortment Expansion

The range now includes household and aluminium foils and is continually expanded.

1963

1988

The brand Toppits®l

The brand Toppits® enters the market.

rThe new company

The new company Cofresco Europe combines the foil business of Melitta and DowBrands. At the same time the distribution company Cofresco Iberica is founded in Spain.

1996

1997

Reinforcement in Polandl

The second subsidiary is founded in Poland and is called Cofresco Polska

rNew Shareholder

S.C. Johnson purchases the DowBrands share in the business. The Joint Venture Comital Cofresco is founded in Italy.

1999

2011

Reinforcement for Europel

The subsidiary Cofresco France in France strengthens Cofresco's Europe wide presence.

rMelitta – Sole Shareholder of Cofresco

The Melitta Group owns 100% of Cofresco after purchasing the S.C. Johnson share in the company.

2014