Company History

Wine warehouse in Bremen

Reidemeister & Ulrichs was founded in 1831  and quickly became one of the best known trading companies in Germany.

1831

Headquarter „Auf der Muggenburg“

In the 1960s Reidemeister & Ulrichs began with the production, treatment and standardization of pharmaceutical base wines.

1960

Founding of Breko

Breko is founded by Reidemeister & Ulrichs in order to expand the business field by bulk wines for the food and pharmaceutical industry. Breko also takes over the contract manufacturing of tonic and pepsin wines for well-known brand manufacturers and is still leading in this field today.

1977

GMP Certification 1980

With the manufacturing authorization according to GMP for pharmaceutical base wines, Breko lays the foundation of its certified quality management.

1980

Ingredients Business

Breko starts the research and development of wine flavours and becomes, besides the classic wine products and spirits, one of the leading suppliers of wine, grape and spirit ingredients.

1994

Grape and wine polyphenols

Breko is expanding its range of grape polyphenols to include the branded products exGrape®, produced by our partner GRAP'SUD in France, and the resveratrol extracts from the vine (Resveratrox®, Viniferol®, Vineatrol® and Vitisin®) from our partner Actichem in France.

2002

Management Buy-Out

Breko GmbH is taken over by the managing director Thomas Rust through a management buy-out.

2003

Move to "Hoerneckestrasse"

Breko expands the port wine warehouse and moves its headquarters to Hoerneckestrasse.

2011

Expansion of Health Ingredients

The polyphenol portfolio is complemented by the innovative Veri-te™ resveratrol through the collaboration with Evolva.

2016

First IFS-Food Certification

In addition to the manufacturing authorization according to GMP for pharmaceutical base wines, Breko is now also certified according to the "International Featured Standards - Food" on a "higher level". This GFSI recognized standard focuses on food safety and quality.

2016

Cooperation with Ferlux

Breko is strengthening its expertise in secondary plant ingredients through its collaboration with Ferlux.

2018