Facts and Figures
Made in Switzerland
Chocolatier Rudolf Läderach Jr. founds his company in Glarus, at this time a small village in Switzerland, with the idea of creating a "Confectionary of Sweet Gifts."
1970: Truffle Patent
Rudolf Läderach Jr. invents and patents the revolutionary process of manufacturing thin-walled hollow balls for truffles, making the professional manufacture of truffles significantly easier and improving their quality.
1994: Generational Change
Rudolf Läderach Jr. hands over the company to his son, Jürg Läderach. Jürg is a visionary entrepreneur whose primary focus is to create exceptional chocolate for the people.
2004: Acquisition of Merkur
Purchase of Merkur Confiserien AG in Switzerland with more than 40 store locations to reach private consumers. At this time, the idea of FrischSchoggi is born, where every chocolate lover receives the piece in its desired size, broken off from the large, unique fresh- chocolate platter fresh from the bar.
2008: New Brand Image
Launch of rebranding "Läderach - chocolatier suisse" and opening the show confectionaries in our boutiques on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich and Spitalgasse in Bern.
2010: Best Swiss Chocolate For the World
The expansion abroad starts with the opening of chocolate boutiques in Freiburg, Constance and Munich, as well as a second Läderach chocolatier suisse shop in South Korea.
2012: Preparing for the Future
In May 2011, the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of our chocolate factory in Bilten takes place. The factory opens in September 2012.
2018: Hand-over to the Next Generation
In 2018 Jürg Läderach hands over the operational responsibility of Läderach to the 3rd generation. The oldest son, Johannes, is appointed CEO of the Läderach Group. Elias takes over the responsibility as Head of Production & Innovation and further joins the Group Management Board. The youngest son, David, is also on board and tackles the digital transformation of Läderach.
2018: World Champion of Chocolate
The world`s best chocolatier is from Switzerland. With his exceptional chocolate creations, Elias Läderach beats 19 international competitors at the World Chocolate Masters 2018 in Paris. Two of his ideas that particularly impressed the jury are now available for everyone to enjoy: the Masters Tablet Caramel and the Masters Bonbon Mandarine.
2019: International Expansion
Läderach starts to open shops in various countries across the globe, beginning in the USA, Canada, and the UK. All Läderach chocolates are handcrafted masterpieces, and we will continue with this value for the quality of our products irrespective of expansion.