Facts, Figures, Dates

In a success story lasting more than 130 years, the number of interesting and significant facts is endless. Read the short version here.

  • Bahlsen is a family company founded in 1889
  • Products sold in more than 80 countries around the world
  • Turnover of the Bahlsen Group: 540 million euros (2022)
  • Employees of the Bahlsen Group: 2,500 (2022)

121.000 tonnes of baked goods per year: that is equivalent to 50 trucks PER DAY, loaded to bursting point, delivering sweet products from six production sites in Germany and Poland to the whole world.

More than 2.3 billion butter biscuits each year: every one of them is about four milli-metres thick. If these two billion butter biscuits were piled up, the stack would be 8,000 kilometres tall. We could build 20 towers of butter biscuits, each reaching up to the ISS space station.

491 million PiCK UP! bars annually: laid end to end, they would stretch for 39,799 kilometres. This is equivalent to the distance from Hanover to Auckland and back.

Around 14,100 tonnes of chocolate were processed in the Berlin factory alone: this equals 141 million 100 gram chocolate bars. If these chocolate bars were laid end to end, they would stretch from Berlin to Hawaii and back.

640 million letters of the alphabet per year in the product ABC Russisch Brot: that is enough to typeset almost 145 complete Bibles in biscuit letters.