chronicle

18.06.1855

Peter Heinrich Krücken founds in cologne the agency business for grain and flour

12.01.1867

Albrecht Rudolf Paul Kuchenbuch is born in Großwanzleben (upper image)

28.06.1876

Maria Kuchenbuch, given birth von Gimborn, is born (lower image)

01.01.1895

Peter Heinrich Krücken commits the company to Albrecht Rudolf Paul Kuchenbuch

06.02.1903

Werner Kuchenbuch is born

18.12.1908

Paul Beuth is born

1923

Oskar Peschken joins the company

01.05.1925

Paul Beuth joins the company

03.09.1934

Eberhard Kuchenbuch is born

25.07.1938

Albrecht Rudolf Paul Kuchenbuch dies in the age of 71 years

26.07.1938

Werner Kuchenbuch takes the management of the parent company in cologne

25.02.1941

In Karlsruhe a branch office, which is transferred 1952 to Mannheim, is founded – Oskar Peschken takes the management





28.05.1951

Werner Kuchenbuch dies in the age of 48 years

01.09.1958

Eberhard Kuchenbuch joins the company (upper image, sitting)

03.02.1961

Maria Kuchenbuch, given birth von Gimborn, dies in the age of 84 years

08.08.1961

Transformation of the company to a general partnership

05.08.1967

Jens Kuchenbuch is born (upper image, standing)

31.12.1972

Oskar Peschken, managing director of the branch office Mannheim,leaves because of reasons of age

01.08.1973

Paul Beuth dies in the age of 65 years (lower image)

01.01.1974

Hans Schaefer joins the company. Under his leadership the company grows to be the largest private grain trader in the Rhineland

01.10.1989

Jens Kuchenbuch joins the company

01.07.1991

A sales office is opened in Könitz/Thüringen

01.01.1994

The general partnership is transformed to a PLC & limited commercial partnership

01.01.1997

Hans Schaefer retires - after 23 years and many years of Procuration

06.05.1998

The brand “P.Krücken” is protected by the patent office in munich

01.01.2000

Jens Kuchenbuch becomes a companion

02.01.2000

The capital paid in is raised to 1.25 Million DM

01.05.2000

Takeover of 25 percent of the shares of Agritrade Prag

19.12.2001

HACCP-certification by the Dekra Stuttgart, certificate-number 71201007

17.12.2002

To fullfill todays quality requirement, the company is checked by Dekra, Stuttgart on a yearly basis and the certificate is renewed resp. enhanced

01.07.2004

The company fights for the environment and installs solar
cells on the roof of the central office in cologne

21.04.2005

The managing partner Eberhard Kuchenbuch dies in the age of 70 years (see photo, sitting).

21.04.2005

Jens Kuchenbuch becomes sole partner and manager (see photo, standing).

31.12.2005

Erhard Tietze celebrates his early retirement after working
more than 14 years for the company P. Kruecken.

07.05.2006

Elen Kuchenbuch is born

15.12.2006

Certification to match the new GMP+ – B2 Standard

01.04.2007

The activites of the branch office in Könitz/Thüringen are transferred to cologne.

31.12.2007

Marianne Grieger goes into well-earned retirement. She was working for the company for 42 years.

12.12.2010

Anna Kuchenbuch is born – the 5th generation.

15.06.2011

Siegfried Friedrich completes the team of traders

17.06.2011

Participation in Agritrade Prag is raised by 7,8% to 32,8% in total

01.03.2012

The company Agritrade Georgia in Tiflis is founded.

03.03.2014

The “good soul”, Annely Kuchenbuch, dies on 3rd of march 2014.

01.12.2017

Agritrade Georgia participates in the building of residental homes around Tiflis for investors and owner-occupier (see media for impressions)

01.01.2019

The company takes over the activities of an insolvent spice dealer and successfully starts with the brand Sonnengold-Safran

01.09.2019

The company GF Bohemia Trade s.r.o. is founded in Prague under the management of Lea Marakova.

01.01.2020

The spice activities are expanded. Besides saffron threads and powder, vanilla powder from Madagascar is now also sold under the brand Sonnengold.

March 2020

The corona crisis also reaches Germany. The company reacts very quickly and supplies supermarket