The Kulmbach master baker and brewer Johann Peter Ruckdeschel laid the foundation stone for the IREKS company in 1856 by establishing a brewing and malting business. A lot has changed since, the pioneering spirit of the company founder, however, has been preserved and continued. Even today, the name of the company, which is still 100% family-owned, is inextricably linked with its founder:
IREKS = Johann Ruckdeschel et Söhne, Kulmbach
A few years later, IREKS integrates the Meussdoerffer-Malz-Gruppe, further expanding the Kulmbach site. This becomes a showcaseoperation in terms of the production of aromatic caramel, roasted and speciality malts for bulk loading or fully automatic batch bagging and palletising suitable for high-bay warehouses.
IREKS takes over the modern Schweinfurt malt factory with its production facility at the port and gains direct access to the European waterways network from Rotterdam on the North Sea to Constanta on the Black Sea via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.
IREKS has constantly been investing in the modernisation of qualitative testing options of barley and malt by means of its own variety control, residue and NDMA analysis. In parallel, the supply of the best raw materials is being further expanded through our own agricultural trade.