INTERSNACK - HISTORY

The company Intersnack Knabber-Gebäck GmbH was founded in 1995 as a result of a merger between the Convent Group and Wolf-Bergstrasse. Since then, it has been market leader with the Chio, funny-frisch and Wolf Bergstrasse brands in the salted snacks segment in Germany and many other European countries.

Chio-Chips was Germany's first brand of crisps. Irmgard von Opel was responsible for bringing the secret of the crispy potato slices over from the USA. In 1962, the Opel family set up the first manufacture plant for Chio-Chips (Carlo Heinrich and Irmgard von Opel). From the beginning Chio had a Fresh Delivery Service and Van Sales. This guaranteed availabiltiy of fresh products at every point of sale.

The partners Pfeifer & Langen founded the company Chipsfrisch in 1968. In 1972, they merged with the company Pfanni and combined their expertise in the German snack market. The result was a joint range of snacks under the company name funny-frisch.

The Convent-Group
In 1977, Chio and funny-frisch merged under the Convent roof.

Wolf Bergstrasse
The manufacture of sweet and savoury snack products was started in 1905 in Darmstadt. Since the mid-eighties, Wolf Bergstrasse has specialised solely in the manufacturer of salted savoury snacks.

In 1995, the expanding company joined together with the Convent Group to form the company Intersnack Knabber-Gebäck GmbH. Wolf and Convent have been active in other European countries with their own subsidiaries and partners countries with their own subsidiaries and partners for many years.