1952 – Foundation of the company

On July 1st 1952 Kurt Jancke, the father of today's owners, Reinhard and Harald Jancke, founded his own company in the heart of Hamburg.  He previously worked as a manager of a small chocolate factory where he gained experience in the industry. The beginning of our company was tough with rented premises of just around 100m², no adequate machinery and no financial support. However, ideas for more were always there! Initially “Jancke” produced compound coatings and later vermicelli chocolate and plain quality chocolate strands. 

The company moves to Forsmannstraße, Hamburg-Winterhude in 1955.

1967 Reinhard Jancke – Baking agents actory

In 1967 Reinhard Jancke took over the company and renamed it into "Reinhard Jancke - Backmittelfabrik" (baking agents factory). Additional premises were constantly rented and the company’s product range expanded with the production of creams, pastes, flavors, roasted nuts and finally crocant/brittle.

1976 The Gebrüder Jancke GmbH was founded

In 1976 Harald Jancke joined the company as an equal partner for the business administration part and the company was renamed „Gebr. Jancke OHG" and finally "Gebr. Jancke GmbH". In 1978 the company moved to the north of Hamburg, into large, modern facilities of at that time enormous 1.000 m². For now, the space provided was believed to be sufficient for our future needs. But luckily, there was no limit for the company’s constant and healthy expansion and thus it became inevitable to think in bigger dimensions. The erection of an entirely new factory, with state-of-the-art technology and a generous alignment of space meeting the highest expectations and demands.

Sebastian Jancke and Rainer Vent join the company in 2009 as successors to the management.

Rainer Vent takes over the position of Managing Director from Reinhard Jancke in 2011.

Sebastian Jancke takes over the position of Managing Director from Harald Jancke in 2014.