From the beginning to the present day

Wilhelm Trautner began purchasing fruit and vegetables from the local Franconian area in 1946, after the war. He supplied these to the domestic markets and canning factories. He was particularly committed to the interests of Franconian cherry farmers.

Over the years, the number of industrial clients rose steadily. He began with imports from South Tirol and France, which were needed to satisfy growing demand.

Obst Trautner GmbH expands

Trautner established Obst Trautner GmbH in 1972 and, together with his wife Anni, began importing fresh fruit from the Eastern Bloc. Encouraged by the positive development of the business, they expanded the product range to include frozen fruit from the former Czechoslovakia and later also from Hungary, Serbia, Lithuania and Poland. The raw produce was distributed between cold stores in Hungary and Serbia and an office was opened in Budapest (see "International").

Iris Trautner strengthens the team

The Trautners' daughter Iris joined the company in 1991. Together with Anni Trautner, she has been managing it since 2007.

Quality is important to us

Through the co-founding of the ULB (Bavarian Investigation Committee), Obst Trautner GmbH had already committed itself voluntarily to the self-checking of fruits for pesticide residues in 2002.

In 2007, the product range was expanded to include organic fruit.

The company was one of the first in Germany to gain IFS Food certification and, at the end of 2009, succeeded in gaining the higher level IFS Broker certification.

We say goodbye

Company founder William Trautner died on 6 September 2012.

death notice Wilhelm Trautner
Wilhelm Trautner Iris Trautner Anni Trautner