Zentis – Hungary site

Company Information 

Company name Zentis Hungária Bt.
Managing Director Zoltán Kecső
Purpose of the business Manufacture of fruit preparations for the dairy, ice cream and bakery industries
Legal form GmbH & Co. KG
Employees 103 employees

Zentis Site Development Hungary

Zentis' corporate history goes a long way back to 1883 when on 20 June of the same year Franz Zentis opened a food store in the German city of Aachen in the Adalbertsteinweg. The food merchant began production of the FAMOS apricot jam as far back as 1900. This fine apricot jam without syrup quickly became a branded product and it was this innovative delicacy that laid the foundation for the large and successful company that is Zentis.

Some years later in 1954, the company extended its range with confectionery products and sweets. This expansion was not to be the last and at the end of the Sixties the company's product range was further extended. This time the expansion was into fruit preparations for the milk industry that Zentis included in its product range. This continuous production expansion had a very positive effect on production capacity and went hand in hand with the company's expansion abroad. 

In 1997 the Zentis Polska plant started operations in the town of Zelkow (Poland). In 2000 the Zentis Hungária production plant was opened in Dregelpalank, Hungary.

  • The first Zentis-developed two-stage production plant (cooking and chilling) started up in 2003 in Hungary. This expansion now made deliveries to international dairies possible.

  • In 2006 the production capacity was further increased with a new plant.

  • In 2008 there was further expansion of the infrastructure at the Drégelypalánk site. In the course of this, a raw materials and finished products warehouse was built, as well as an energy supply system.

  • A further milestone is the construction of the in-house development laboratory built in Drégelypalánk in 2008. Samples are developed here for the recently developed Southern European markets, such as Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia and Albania.

  • At the end of 2009, a further high-tech plant, the H03, was brought on-stream, that serves as a two-stage plant with two cooling tanks.

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Alongside Poland and Hungary, Zentis continued to expand towards Russia and in 2002 opened its subsidiary OOO Zentis Russia.

Since 2007, Zentis has also been represented on the American continent, with a successful production startup at the Plymouth plant in Indiana. In late 2012, with the acquisition of the American company Sweet Ovations LLC, Zentis is now finally able to take another significant step toward global expansion. With two strategically located plants near customers – on the West Coast in Gardena, California, and on the East Coast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Zentis is ideally positioned to consistently access the US market as well as new international markets.