Kilchberg - The Ideal Long-Term Location for the Lindt & Sprüngli Factory is Found
The perfect property was found on Lake Zurich, this time in the village of Kilchberg, and the construction of a large, modern factory began in 1898. The estimated one and one-half million Swiss francs required to finance this project was obtained by transforming the company into a stock corporation. Since then, the company has remained at its location on the western shore of Lake Zurich.
In the same year, the newly formed Chocolat Sprüngli AG purchased Rodolphe Lindt’s famous chocolate factory in Berne together with his well-guarded chocolate processing secret and brand name.
This new Lindt & Sprüngli factory in Kilchberg, named Aktiengesellschaft Vereinigte Berner und Zürcher Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli, was operating at full capacity soon after this decisive acquisition.
Today, Lindt & Sprüngli is a global leader in the premium chocolate segment. As a Swiss company, Lindt & Sprüngli maintain their strong ties with the location in Kilchberg, where the headquarter is located, despite the worldwide reach. Switzerland continues to be the most important production location for the Lindt & Sprüngli Group. The various sites in Switzerland focus on different aspects of chocolate production and distribution. The Olten factory produces cocoa mass, there is a logistics center in Altendorf, and the leading production site and factory are in Kilchberg. Nevertheless, in all the factories worldwide, local processing and refinement of Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate must meet rigorous Swiss standards. Consumers can rest assured that chocolate products woldwide satisfy Lindt & Sprüngli's high quality requirements down to the most minute detail.