Since the establishment of the Aachen Printen- und Schokoladenfabrik Henry Lambertz GmbH & Co. KG in 1688, we have developed from being a small local bakery to an international baked goods group. We generated sales of 666 million euros in the 2017/2018 fiscal year with investments of 18.5 million euros in our nine production plants.


The Aachen-based Printen- und Schokoladenfabrik Henry Lambertz GmbH & Co KG, Germany's oldest brand for sweet goods, has been giving moments of pleasure to its customers since 1688.


The Max Weiss Lebkuchenfabrik Neu-Ulm GmbH, the market leader in cookies for autumn and Christmas, has been producing traditional goods since 1925.


The Wilhelm Kinkartz GmbH & Co. KG produces high quality traditional gingerbread specialities.


The Vereinigte Nürnberger Lebkuchen- und Schokoladenfabrik Haeberlein-Metzger AG stands for traditional gingerbread enjoyment from Nurmberg.

Dr. Quendt

The Dr. Quendt GmbH & Co. KG, the largest supplier of Dresden Stollen, offers outstanding products of high quality.


The following companies belong to our group:

since 1975 F.A. Crux GmbH & Co. KG
since 1989 Heemann Lebkuchen- und Süßwaren-Spezialitäten GmbH
since 1994 Ferdinand Wolff GmbH & Co. KG
Max Weiss Lebkuchenfabrik Neu-Ulm GmbH
since 1999 Vereinigte Nürnberger Lebkuchen- und Schokoladenfabrik Haeberlein-Metzger AG
Wilhelm Kinkartz GmbH & Co. KG
Schuhmann GmbH & Co. KG
since 2015 Wendler Nougat GmbH & Co. KG


Additionally, we have held shares in Feinbäckerei Otten GmbH & Co. KG since 1988 and 100 percent of the shares in Dr. Quendt GmbH & Co. KG since 2018.

Through these acquisitions and shareholdings, we have been able to continue our story of success and have become the world market leader in autumn and Christmas cookies. In addition, our product portfolio covers the market segments; all-year-round baked goods, fresh baked goods, cakes, organic baked goods, chocolates and nougat as well as the three classic German designations of origin; Aachener Printen, Nürnberger Gingerbread and Dresdner Stollen.

Copyright: Stephan Rauh


We started our international expansion with the foundation of Lambertz Polonia Sp. z o.o. in Poland. From there, Lambertz supplies countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Latvia, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Ukraine with a range of products specifically geared to the preferred flavors and consumer habits of the Eastern European market. Our production facility in Ruda Śląska is currently being reconstructed as part of a major expansion and modernisation programme to be able to fulfil the requirements for future growth. In the 2017/2018 financial year, sales at our Polish site amounted to 44.8 million euros.

Another international subsidiary followed in 2007 with the founding of Henry Lambertz Inc. in the USA. Since then, Lambertz has established a solid year-round presence in the USA, both in the specialty retail sector and with major customers such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Walgreens and Trader Joe's. In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, we generated sales of around 26.8 million euros at our site in New Jersey.