ERNST BÖCKER GmbH & Co. KG
Your Sourdough Specialist
BÖCKER – Sourdough is our business!
BÖCKER is a leading manufacturer of natural sourdough products for improving the aroma and texture of baked goods. Pioneering the industry from the very beginning, company-founder Ernst Böcker set the standards for safe sourdough processing in 1910 with the development of fermentation processes. These standards are still valid in the industry today.
His first naturally cultured sourdough starters became the cornerstone for many patents and for a globally active and continually innovative company that is now run by the fourth generation of the Böcker family.
Today our range includes more than 160 different sourdough products, baking mixes and gluten-free baked goods.
Our 180 specialists at several locations not only manage the development, production and sales of the company’s products, they are also researching the product innovations of tomorrow, developing recipes and processes for the bakery industry. As a center for international sourdough expertise, we are available to provide advice and assistance to the entire industry.
“Most Family-Friendly company” in the Minden-Lübbecke area 2019
Böcker received the award for “Most Family-Friendly company” in the Minden-Lübbecke area in 2019 for its family-conscious personnel policies. The prize is awarded by an alliance of the “OWL Competence Center for Women and the Profession”, the “Ostwestfalen Bielefeld Chamber of Commerce and Industry”, the “Ostwestfalen-Lippe Bielefeld Chamber of Professions” and the “District of Minden-Lübbecke”.
Innovative through Research
Every two years, the Stifterverband awards the "Innovative through Research" seal to research companies. We are delighted to receive this award and continue to see research and innovation as an important part of our corporate policy.
BÖCKER is committed to more sustainability in the supply chain.
Insights into the BÖCKER world
We are a fourth-generation, owner-managed company. Our passion is the development, production and sale of natural sourdough products.
As early as 1910 we pioneered fermentation processes that continue to be standard in baking factories around the world.
State-of-the-art technology and craftsmanship – that is how sourdough for high-quality baked goods is produced.
We offer more than 160 different sourdough products, ready-baked gluten-free baked goods and special baking mixes, as well as tailor-made product solutions for your needs.
High quality standards for development and innovation together with tradition.
Our sourdough gives bread, rolls and fine baked goods their distinct properties worldwide.
Ernst Böcker GmbH & Co. KG – your sourdough specialist. Because every bread should have some sourdough.
The company founder’s dedication to innovation has continued to this day and is the driving force behind our activity. Proof of this lies in the many patents the owner-managed company has filed throughout its successful history.
Ringstr. LocationThe wide range of BÖCKER sourdoughs is produced and packaged at the Ringstrasse site.
Magdeburger Str. Location
The 4,000 m2 location in Päpinghausen is our logistics center. From here, the Böcker range is shipped all over the world. Also part of the Böcker sourdough- assortment is produced in this location.
Nordholzer Str. LocationOur Gluten Free bakery products are produced in the specially-prepared Südfelde plant, in compliance with all the correspondent requirements.
Werftstr. LocationThe wide range of Böcker sourdoughs is produced and packaged at the Werftstrasse plant.