Eckes joins other fruit-juice producers to found the Schutzgemeinschaft der Fruchtsaft-Industrie (Association of Fruit Juice Producers, SGF) in 1974.
As an institution devoted to voluntary self-regulation within the industry, the SGF is dedicated to ensuring the authenticity and quality of fruit juice and fruit beverages. The organization operates world-wide today and its control system covers all phases of the production and marketing process – from fruit cultivation in the countries of origin to the finished fruit beverage on the shelves of retail food stores.
Dr. Koch’s Trink 10 revolutionizes the fruit beverage market
Dr. Koch’s Trink 10 is introduced to the retail food trade as the first multivitamin juice in 1979. With this pioneering innovation, Eckes establishes a new segment in the fruit-beverage market – and one that remains as important as ever for juice producers today.