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Melitta Japan celebrates its 50th anniversary

Founded in 1974 in the capital, Melitta Japan is now represented by 130 employees at 5 locations. In addition to coffee machines, coffee filters and coffee accessories for end consumers, a pillar of success are Melitta Professional's solutions for coffee enjoyment in the out-of-home market

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MINDEN/TOKYO – Melitta Japan, one of the largest subsidiaries of the Melitta Group outside Germany, can look back on its 50th anniversary in 2024. Jero Bentz, Head of Melitta Group, Günther Klatt, Director Corporate Development, and Marco Gottschalk, Managing Director of Melitta Professional, did not miss the opportunity to personally congratulate the teams around Head of Organization Masayoshi Hattori in Tokyo (photo) and Osaka on the company’s anniversary.

Founded in 1974 in the capital, Melitta Japan is now represented by 130 employees at 5 locations. In addition to coffee machines, coffee filters and coffee accessories for end consumers, a pillar of success are Melitta Professional’s solutions for coffee enjoyment in the out-of-home market.

Be it in the gastronomy, hotel industry or even in the field of quick service and self-service, for example with system caterers and convenience shops who rely on fresh preparation, variety, and consistent top quality for coffee to stay or coffee to go. Here, Melitta Japan scores not only with professional fully automatic coffee machines, developed and produced in Minden, Germany, but also with its own technical customer service.

“Melitta Japan is a mainstay of our Melitta Professional company,” comments Marco Gottschalk. “Our thanks go to the motivated teams in Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka as well!” Coffee is of great importance and coffee enjoyment continues to have a lot of potential in the world’s fourth-largest coffee market. A clear difference to Germany is particularly noticeable in summer. Then coffee is mainly drunk chilled in Japan, preferably served “on the rocks”.

About the company

Passion for coffee enjoyment since 1908. With holistic expertise for coffee, coffee machines, technical service, digital solutions, and financing, Melitta Professional supports its partner companies in the out-of-home market according to their individual needs.

Worldwide with 12 national subsidiaries with their own sales and service teams and in more than 50 other countries in cooperation with partners for distribution and service. The company’s customers are represented wherever coffee-to-stay or coffee-to-go in reliable top quality are in demand. The sectors are as diverse as the solutions: Hotel & Gastronomy, Community Gastronomy & Catering, Bakery & Convenience, Café & Coffee Shop, Trade & Specialist Trade, Work & Office.

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