WHO WE ARE
Our lifetime assignment emerged from our fascination with beekeeping and the bee's valuable products as well as the diversity of honey varieties.
Gerrit Lang developed his passion for bees and honey at a very young age inspired by his father Walter Lang, and worked in the apiary during his early years. Having studied business engineer, Gerrit Lang has dedicated himself to the trade of organic honey. The idea was quickly turned into a concept to found an own Bioland apiary. Thus, he was able to contribute and implement his ideas and experiences from beekeeping to honey harvest up to filling and sales everything from a single source.
We are not only apiarists of passion but also your experts in natural sweeteners and coconut products.
As a young food technologist, Karin Lang became familiar with agave syrup in the mid-1990s. In a short time she created the first recipes and soon agave syrup was on everyone's minds. Today, it is a wellknown mono product as well as ingredient and it is now almost impossible to be without it. Her enthusiasm for natural sweeteners grew, and thus the desire to present nature's diversity in taste and use by means of an own organic brand.
In Germany the brand “agava” is exclusively available in the organic food trade. All of the brand's products are vegan, and many of them provide valuable alternatives for allergy sufferers and for those with gluten or fructose intolerance, for example.
In 2001 Gerrit Lang founded the company Sonnentracht GmbH as a Bioland migratory apiary. Seven years later, the first coconut products were filled, and in 2012 Karin Lang introduced her brand “agava”. Within the course of this development, the premises were expanded and at the same time the production facilities were set up. Sonnentracht GmbH specialised increasingly on alternative sweeteners and the processing of agave syrup and coconut products. From the beginning a comprehensive quality management has been established and implemented in the course of operations. Sonnentracht GmbH is certified at a higher level according to the IFS standard. At the beginning of 2017 the production and warehousing area was expanded to 10,000 sq. m to ensure future growth. Sonnentracht GmbH produces 100% organic products. Since the company's foundation, it has been a member of the Bioland association, and since the middle of 2016, it has been a partner of Naturland as well.
PRIVATE LABEL & SERVICES
We fill your products and provide advice and support from consulting up to labelling checks. At our production facility we have specialised in the filling of diverse product groups. This includes viscous and syrupy sweeteners as well as crystalline sweeteners and other bulk material. Furthermore, we have the possibility to temper, liquefy and fill solid oils and fats. Additionally, we are able to manufacture special creations as sea- sonal and promotional items.
Simple contract filling as well as the classic private label “full pack- age” belong to our strengths. From a quantity of at least one pallet, we can flexibly fill your required batch sizes. We are able to fill a large and varied selection of containers in different types and sizes on our six production lines and all types of labelling.
• coconut products such as coconut oil, coconut paste, coconut blossom sugar, coconut blossom syrup and much more
• natural sweeteners such as rice syrup and sugar, agave syrup in diverse intensities of flavour and colour, agave sugar,
crystalline grape sweetness, apple juice concentrate and much more syrup
• creations based on agave from fruity varieties such as strawberry, cranberry and lime to sweet varieties such as
chocolate, caramel and maple up to creative beverage syrups such as cocoa, coffee and tea
• exotic spread varieties based on coconut and sweetened with agave such as chocolate and vanilla
• German Bioland honeys