Food Industry in Mecklen­burg-Vor­pommern


With a total of 17,000 employees and an annual turnover of around 4.3 billion euros, the food industry is one of the most important branches of industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It covers all areas from primary production to agriculture and fishing, the processing of agricultural products and higher levels of processing, food marketing by retailers and the restaurant trade. A large quantity of raw materials which are imported via adjacent ports are processed in addition to those produced locally.

Food industry entrepreneurs have invested in their businesses and set up modern plants which have established themselves successfully in the German market. Globally active companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Dr. Oetker and Cargill produce quality products “Made in M-V” with the most modern technology.

Conservation of resources and sustainability

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern leads nationally in the area of ecological agriculture. Around 20 percent of organic eggs, 10 percent of German organic pork and 15 percent of organic beef are produced here. A total of 135,827 ha or 10.1 percent of all arable land is farmed organically– a superlative figure compared to the national average of 7.5 percent. The region also attaches great importance to sustainability in the area of fishery. Since fish consumption is rising but fish stocks cannot be increased arbitrarily, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is turning increasingly to aqua-culture in addition to modern, resource-conserving coastal and freshwater fishing.

Your benefits

  • Good accessibility to markets in North Germany, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic
  • An extensive industry network strengthens the competitiveness of the agricultural and food industries
  • The networking of the food industry with the health industry and tourism creates cross-sectoral synergies
  • National leadership in the field of organic foods

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Success stories from the food industry

ANKLAM-Extrakt, Mirko Bröcker

Anklam Extrakt

Mirko Bröcker, Managing Director:

„We produce high-quality plant extracts for the food and pharmaceutical industries and distribute them world wide; we place our faith in quality 'Made in Germany'. Over several phases of development, including with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry from GRW funds (joint scheme for improving the regional economic structure), we have been able to build an innovative, global company. That speaks volumes for our faith in Vorpommern as a place to do business.“

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Dr. Oetker

Settlements such as that of    Dr. Oetker in Wittenburg account for the first-rate conditions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the food sector. The company started off at the end of 1992 in Wittenburg.

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On the 31 May 2013, the groundwork was laid for the largest investment by Nestlé Germany since the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was founded.

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Contact Partner

Ursula Goldacker

Ursula Goldacker

Authorized Representative

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 20
Cell: +49 (171) 559 44 95


Fabian Henning

Fabian Henning

Senior Consultant

Food Industry, Packaging and Tourism

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 41
Cell: +49 (171) 559 44 50