40 Million toffees are produced for 60 different countries each day – a great challenge for 400 employees of the Toffee Tec GmbH in Boizenburg. The company is one of the three biggest confectionery producers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – the European centre of candy manufacturers. The founder Oliver Schindler is a child of a family, which produces candy since 125 years. As such the business with the sweet temptation is in his DNA. He started his company 11 years with 84 employees. Today it’s one of the nation’s highest grossing confectionery producers. But he can’t just rest on this success. The nibbling customers expect constant innovation. For his product developers it’s not a piece of cake, it’s hard work.
Also Ulrich Deprie from Rostock knows that the business isn’t easy. In his small chocolate manufactory he creates the finest chocolates under tricky conditions. Every bag of cacao is unique, so Ulrich Deprie has to roast each one individually depending on the type, temperature and even air pressure, to get the most out of it.