The company – how it began
The origins of the long-standing Plüntsch family company date far back into the 19th century. Its roots lie in the small Hanseatic town of Rügenwalde, situated on the Baltic Sea in Pomerania. It was around 1860 when the great-great-grandmother of the current owner, Pauline Plüntsch, succeeded for the first time in preserving fresh pork mince for longer by smoking and maturing it, thereby unknowingly creating a new product – the Rügenwalder Teewurst, a spreadable German sausage.
The company today
Rügenwalder Spezialitäten Plüntsch is now in its fifth generation and has grown into a medium-sized sausage manufacturer. The company’s operations are based on a corporate philosophy rooted in consistently producing the very best prime-quality products, whilst also maximising sustainability. This led, logically, to the introduction in 2010 of Porkilicious® under the umbrella of the organic Plüntsch brand – a passionate supporter of the organic movement.
Rügenwalder Plüntsch takes sustainability very seriously
Over the years, the company has therefore invested in photovoltaic systems with a total output of 173 kWp – which roughly corresponds to the energy needs of 40 households. The installation of a combined heat and power plant is currently in the pipeline. Porkilicious® was also re-launched onto the market in 2012 with more sustainable packaging. Over 35% of the plastic film has been replaced by paper, meaning a responsible approach to the use of resources in all areas. According to the Plüntsch family philosophy, there is more to a good product than just a good taste.