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