More than 60 years of service to the economy
The company was founded in 1960, and was headed by internationally recognised expert Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneeweiß from 1960 to 1985. His special service was to encourage international cooperation even in times in which there were restrictions. As a result of his personal actions, he was recognised with an award of the Baily medal and named an honorary citizen of the city of Winnipeg.
After the turnaround, in 1990, the institute was transformed into a GmbH and placed under trustee management. Peter Kretschmer was appointed as the CEO.
IGV GmbH is today a privately owned, innovative family business of the Kretschmer family.
Our company is devoted to research for a healthy future. The creative design of innovation and the creation of paths and solutions form the basis for our successful cooperation with partners in industry and research.
||Founded as a research institute for tasks in processing grain|
||Transformation into a GmbH (trusteeship)|
||Re-orientation of research potential|
||Privatisation as an MBO company|
||Opening of the training centre in bakery wares|
||Renovation of mill college, new set-up of the extraction college|
||Opening of the college for biotechnology and plant based raw materials|
|2016||Innovation Award Food Industry Brandenburg|
|2016||International Ingredients Award 2016 Bridge2Food|