The name Eckes stands for one of the oldest and most tradition-rich brand producers in Germany and one of the leading beverage suppliers in Europe. We now look back over a 160-year success story in which people and brands play a prominent role – a story founded on courage and continuity and driven by innovation and internationalization.
Founded as a regional spirits company by Peter Eckes in 1857, Eckes has evolved over the years into a modern, innovative juice producer dedicated to serving the entire European market. Eckes began producing and marketing fruit juice in the 1930s.
With the acquisition of the international premium brand granini in 1994, Eckes-Granini GmbH & Co. KG was established as an independent company specialized in the production and distribution of juices and fruit beverages. Following the company’s withdrawal from the spirits business in 2006/2007, Eckes AG was reconstituted as the financial holding company within the Eckes-Granini Group. Since then, the Group has focused entirely on its brand business in the juice and fruit-beverage segments.
Click through the years and immerse yourself in the history of Eckes-Granini.