The history of Wernsing began in 1962 in Lower Saxony Addrup with the founding of a production facility for French fries. The then 28-year-old Heinrich Wernsing laid the foundations for a special success story in the course of which the small family business became a modern, dynamic and responsible company.
The assortment of products is expanded to include mayonnaise as well as tomato and curry ketchup.
The company is founded by Heinrich Wernsing with a production facility for French fries.
Potato salad is included in production.
Vegetable salads are introduced into the range: White cabbage, red cabbage, carrot and cucumber.
The factory outlet in Addrup is opened under the name Salatshop.
The first laboratory is built. Traditional gourmet production begins. Gourmet salads such as bean salad, cucumber salad, Mexico salad and farmer salad are introduced into the range.
Production of frozen French fries begins.
Wernsing Feinkost GmbH is established.
The first export activities of salads to the Netherlands begin.
A pilot plant for sliced potatoes and boiled potatoes is set up.
The staff moves into the newly built offices and newly established Salatshop.
A 11,000-sqm speciality factory for potato products and ready meals is put into operation.
A generation change takes place after the company founder Heinrich Wernsing gradually hands over the reins to his son Stefan Wernsing.
Construction of a central warehouse begins as dry, refrigerated and frozen storage for 10,000 pallets.
A coating line for wedges and seasoned French fries is put into operation.
An additional French fries line is set up after an increase in capacity.
The production of hash browns and croquettes begins.
Parts of the Pfanni factories in Cloppenburg are included in the areas of potato products and soups.
The new management (from left to right): Andreas Sostmann, Stefan Trenkamp, Stefan Wernsing, Martin Ponzel and Alfred Kessen
The TKS line is constructed to produce frozen potato specialities.
The coating line in the French fries department is modernised.