Food Industry

Best production conditions for food

frischli Milchwerke GmbH

That tastes good to us! The soils here are among the best in Germany and yield field crops of special quality and in great quantities. We have known for a long time what constitutes good foodstuffs. This is particularly why our entrepreneurs spice up their choice of products with increasingly refined, fresh ideas. Our recipe: convince with proven products – and become a talking point with new products!

An Industry is Growing

Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG

The food industry in Saxony-Anhalt provides employment for about 22,500 people. It is among the most employment-intensive sectors and combines companies which produce foodstuffs or beverages.

As a result, the food industry generated a total of 7.7 billion euros in 2014. It leads the manufacturing industry as the sector with the highest turnover.

Companies have been able to gain further acceptance abroad: turnover increased to 1.2 billion euros (2013). This corresponds to an export share of 15.2 percent in total turnover. Products from Saxony-Anhalt are valued, particularly in Poland, Italy and the Netherlands.


  • Near 22,500 employees in 176 plants generate annual sales of around 7,7 billion euros (2017)
  • Around 1.2 million hectares used for agriculture, of which around 85% is arable land (the highest proportion in Germany)
  • Grain cultivation on more than half of the arable land, especially wheat and barley
  • Efficient agricultural businesses, high yields thanks to the most fertile soils in Germany: many areas have the maximum soil value of 100

Companies of the Food and Beverage Industry

Companies of the beverage and food industry Saxony-Anhalt