The Institut für Getränkeforschung

The Institut für Getränkeforschung (Beverage Research Institute) is founded in 1959 as a research and development centre. The Institute is also tasked with ensuring continuous quality control of fruit juice and fruit beverages. Institute Director Prof. Dr. Julius Koch becomes the Eckes “trademark” for fruit-juice quality and innovation in the fruit beverage segment.

Click through the years and immerse yourself in the history of Eckes-Granini.

Peter Eckes and the early years

Entry into the fruit-juice business

hohes C orange juice revolutionizes the market

The Institut für Getränkeforschung

The Schutzgemeinschaft der Fruchtsaft-Industrie

Eckes becomes a public limited company

Spirits and fruit juice go their separate ways

New strategic partnership in the Czech Republic

Eckes-Granini acquires Pago

Eckes-Granini acquires the Danish fruit-juice producer Rynkeby

Eckes-Granini acquires minority interest in true fruits