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The history of our family business begins in 1834 in Rügenwalde, a town in Pomerania, which was already then known for its sausage specialties.
And here, Carl Müller opens a small butcher’s shop and so laying the foundation stone for today's company, Rügenwalder Mühle.
In 1903, Carl Wilhelm Gottfried Müller produced our Rügenwalder Teewurst. So named, because in Rügenwalde best liked for the usual afternoon tea.
To distinguish Carl Müller's sausage from all others, his wife Alwine comes up with the idea of labelling it with a red mill. Special characteristic: the mill wings in form of sausages.
In 1952, Ruth Müller married Kurt Rauffus. He managed the company together with his wife and becomes the first company manager, who is not a butcher, but a qualified watchmaker.
Under his management, Rügenwalder Mühle develops into an ambitious medium-sized company and one of the largest employers in the region.
In early 2020, Dr. Gunnar Rauffus (pictured on the right) follows in the footsteps of his father Christian and takes up the role of Chairperson of the Supervisory Board. Even after 186 years, Rügenwalder Mühle thus remains in family ownership.
At the same time, Michael Hähnel (pictured on the left) takes over as Chairman of the Management.
Johann August Wilhelm Müller follows in his father's footsteps and takes over the parental butcher’s shop in Rügenwalde.
In 1945, the Müller family lost their Pomeranian home and fled to the Ammerland under dramatic circumstances.
Here, Carl Wilhelm Müller, his wife Charlotte and his daughter Ruth took the chance on a fresh start with nothing in hands but the good old family recipes from Rügenwalde.
In the mid-nineties, Christian Rauffus took over the management from his father Kurt and his mother Ruth.
He makes Rügenwalder Mühle one of the best-known food brands in Germany, and positions it more broadly at the end of 2014 - by expanding the range with vegetarian products.
In 2017, he retires from operational management and takes up the role of Chairperson of the newly established Supervisory Board.
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