The AVO spice plant in Germany with an annual production volume of 40,000 tons and more than 140 million EURO in sales is one of the leading spice companies in Europe. Extraordinary customer service, good taste, high quality standards and a keen sense of trend emergence are the essential criteria for a sustained corporate success.

AVO links great taste to safe technology and offers a product range of over 5,000 products, including over 3,000 custom formulations for food processing. With over 12,000 customers including butchers, the processed meat and sausage industry, general food industry, food retailers and food wholesalers, AVO is the market leader in Germany and Europe for processed meat and sausages. Over the last 10 years, AVO has invested heavily on a new logistics centre and on expanding production capacity. The new, automated high-bay warehouse with 30,000 totes and 4,500 pallet spaces enables the company to fulfil customer orders on a very precise schedule.

Cutting-edge production in the spice industry
Both dry and liquid products at the AVO are produced in one of the most modern production facilities of the spice industry in Europe. This allows between 800 and 1,000 orders to be delivered daily to satisfied customers throughout the world. There is no such thing as downtime at AVO. Highlights for the year 2015 are the expansion of the dry production, including the commissioning of a 10,000 litre mixer, and expansion of the liquid production facility. The optimization of processes and investment in additional capacity are key priorities for 2015 and following years.

System supplier
AVO continues grinding spices and can thus act as a system supplier for the entire range of industrially used spices. Especially in times of increasing consolidation within the food industry, AVO is able to represent and supply the entire value-added chain. This results in the extensive AVO range of sausage spices and relevant technological additives, natural spices and herbs, spice and decorative seasonings, marinades & dressings, condiments and pastes as well as liquid seasonings. The standard of having consistent high quality raw materials permanently available is a crucial criteria. Quality assurance systems, an in-house laboratory and the most advanced production equipment ensure product and production safety. It goes without saying that AVO has the certifications IFS 6, BRC, Bio, ASPO and Halal.

Anticipating trends
In addition to the existing extensive range, AVO development is actively working on trending, innovative product concepts, developed in close collaboration with industrial customers. The 30 AVO professionals in research and development offer support for manufacturing and processing technologies. All product solutions are tailored to the individual requirements of the customers and their markets and are also future trend oriented. From concept to realization, this team’s commitment to a successful product launch is top priority. Guarantors of success, are the more than 500 company employees. Whether in production or administration, development or sales, everyone involved appreciates the special collaboration within AVO. Proof of this special atmosphere in the company can be found in the low staff turnover and high number of long serving, loyal AVO employees.