From South Tyrol to the world
15 sites in nine countries now make up the Dr. Schär Group.
South Tyrol is the home of Dr. Schär. The company headquarters has been in Burgstall near Merano since 1981. The central functions for all four areas of competence are based at the headquarters offices, which opened in 2017. The factory next door produces well-known products such as Schär's master baker's bread, as well as other Gluten Free bread substitute products and low-protein foods from Mevalia.
Another production site, whose employees specialize in the production and quality control of bread rolls, wraps, pizza dough and piadina has been located in nearby Laives since 2012.
The Dr. Schär R&D Centre has found ideal conditions in Trieste, at the AREA Science Park.
Borgo Valsugana in Trentino is home to Gourmet Italia, the manufacturer of frozen foods and ready meals (such as tortellini and lasagna), acquired in 2013. In 2015, the location was expanded to include a pizza center for the manufacture of Gluten Free Schär brand pizza, and since 2018 another new building has been producing bread and bread rolls on the factory premises.
R&D Centre, c/o AREA Science Park
Gourmet Italia S.p.A
The German headquarters are located in the Hessian town of Dreihausen. In 2006, Schär took over the former production plant from 3 Pauly and converted to exclusively Gluten Free production. Biscuits from Dreihausen are sold worldwide today. 53 different types of biscuits are produced here (biscuits and crackers). Dreihausen is also the largest German branch and looks after the German-speaking as well as the Benelux markets.
In 2006, the plant in Thuringia was put into operation, in the bell foundry town of Apolda. There are now 120 employees working to produce Gluten Free bread and bread rolls from Schär for the international market.
Since 2012, the German trio has been complemented by the Rosbach site, where employees produce amino acid mixtures and low-protein diets for the brands Mevalia and Comidamed.
The plant in Klagenfurt has been part of the international Dr. Schär network since 2014. Flours and premixes for Schär are produced here as well as low protein hamburgers, bread and cake mixes for the Mevalia brand. The site has a highly innovative pilot plant, which has been used by the employees of research and development for testing since 2017.
Dr. Schär España SLU was founded in 2011 in Alagón, Zaragoza from the purchase of the company Natural Aliment Factory. Initially consisting of 45 employees, between production and offices, mainly baked goods were produced for the Dr. Schär group and some Gluten Free breads were produced for the international market. Dr. Schär Spain has grown a great deal since then and now has an operating area of more than 10,000 m² and employs 145 people. In 2017, a second production line was put into operation, mainly handling baguettes, bread rolls and sweet rolls.
In the French sales office in Oullins, just outside Lyons, employees are now involved in promoting the Schär brand in France and ensuring good product availability. Since 2016, Dr. Schär France has been part of the worldwide Dr. Schär group.
Head office Oullins
Since the acquisition of Nutrition Point, Dr. Schär has also been active in the UK market with its own company since 2002. The team, based in Warrington, handles marketing, sales and nutritional advice tailored to the needs of UK consumers who have special dietary needs. Dr. Schär UK supplies both food retailers and pharmacies with the brands Schär and Glutafin (especially for the British market), thus ensuring easy access to Gluten free products.
Head office Warrington
Dr. Schär USA was initially founded with a sales office in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, in order to promote Schär's Gluten Free products on the large American market and in neighboring Canada. Production started at the factory in Swedesboro (NJ) in 2012 and meanwhile 49 employees produce 11 different breads and rolls, ambient and deep-frozen, for the North American market.
Head office Lyndhurst
Production plant Swedesboro
The great demand for Gluten Free nutrition in Brazil has been supplied by Dr. Schär in Curitiba since 2011 and with its employees, it is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Schär products locally. Since the end of 2017, the Brazilian subsidiary has been expanded to include a production site. After acquisition of the Beladri company, Gluten Free production will begin in the summer of 2018 in Brazil.
Production plant & head office Curitiba
The youngest and smallest location of the international group of companies is located in the Russian capital, Moscow. The main objective of the two local employees is to market the special nutritional health care business unit's products to health care professionals and patient groups in Russia and other countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.