How we are

our histo­ry sin­ce foun­da­ti­on in 1949

As a part­ner of agri­cul­tu­re in the third gene­ra­ti­on, we have wit­nessed and accom­pa­nied the many chan­ges in agri­cul­tu­re and trade.

Below you will find a time­line with the most important sta­ti­ons of our more than 70-year history:


In a time of eco­no­mic recon­s­truc­tion in Ger­ma­ny, Karl Berg­mann estab­lishes a trade in coun­try products.


Hel­mut Berg­mann, Karl’s son, takes over the com­pa­ny. The com­pa­ny now trades under the name Karl Berg­mann Sohn. At the begin­ning to the end of the 60s, important steps are taken to beco­me a modern agri­cul­tu­ral tra­ding com­pa­ny: New con­s­truc­tion and later expan­si­on of a warehouse at the later headquarters.


This was fol­lo­wed by the move to the new com­pa­ny buil­ding with a spe­cia­list gar­den store, as well as the start-up of 3 bran­ches in the dis­trict of Alzen­au and Aschaf­fen­burg. The 60s are cha­rac­te­ri­zed by the rapid deve­lo­p­ment of lar­ge-sca­le fat­tening plants and their sup­p­ly with feed.


A new line of busi­ness, the who­le­sa­le of fruit and vege­ta­bles, estab­lishes its­elf as a third mainstay.


The com­pa­ny Karl Berg­mann Sohn beco­mes the first “green depart­ment store” in Bava­ria. From then on, the name “DAS GRÜ­NE WAREN­HAUS” gains importance and beco­mes a syn­onym for trade around gar­den and agriculture.


the foun­der Karl Berg­mann pas­ses away.


the com­pa­ny is trans­for­med into a limi­t­ed lia­bi­li­ty com­pa­ny (GmbH). After the Ger­man reuni­fi­ca­ti­on, the agri­cul­tu­ral trade is also expan­ded to the new fede­ral sta­tes, thus for­cing the supra-regio­nal grain trade.


The first sales of grain from orga­nic pro­duc­tion have alre­a­dy followed.


For the first time, grain is traded throug­hout Europe


Klaus Berg­mann takes over the manage­ment in the third gene­ra­ti­on. In the same year, the qua­li­ty manage­ment GMP (Good Manu­fac­tu­ring Prac­ti­ce) is implemented.


The com­pa­ny beco­mes a cer­ti­fied and reco­gni­zed Bio Suis­se Trader.


Takes place the instal­la­ti­on of a 29.9KWp solar power sys­tem. At the same time, a 9.45KWp sys­tem is instal­led in the office buil­ding. EDP-sup­port­ed batch manage­ment is introduced.


Start of trade in cere­als from “over­se­as” and import of orga­nic cere­als from third countries.


Exten­si­on of orga­nic cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on to include the Ame­ri­can NOP standard.


Imple­men­ta­ti­on of new agri­cul­tu­ral soft­ware that allows fas­ter and com­pre­hen­si­ve tracea­bi­li­ty, espe­ci­al­ly with com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on technology.


With fresh impul­ses into the new year. The com­pa­ny image is reflec­ted by the new LOGO.


Ener­ge­tic reno­va­ti­on of the com­pa­ny buil­ding with an eco­lo­gi­cal focus. Local hemp is used as an insu­la­ting material.


Ser­ving agri­cul­tu­re for 65 years.


Ener­gy refur­bish­ment 2nd part. The for­mer store exten­si­on is reno­va­ted. This time with recy­cled jute bags for cocoa beans from RIT­TER SPORT.