Dr. Klaus Karg KG – passion for tradition and the Cracking Good Bite
The roots of Dr. Klaus Karg KG lie in Wolkersdorf in Franconia, where master baker and confectioner Hans Karg founded a village bakery together with his wife Babette in 1950. Based on this, his son Heinz Karg built a network of branches together with his wife Renate. In 1997, the company was handed over to the third generation – Dr Klaus Karg.
In 1998, he decides to have his production certified according to organic standards. At the same time, he decides to make crispbread and put into practice his vision of creating a new market with highest-quality ingredients, gentle production methods, innovative recipes, and a special flavour. And he is successful, nationally and internationally. The idea behind the original Dr. Karg’s crispbread has lead to many other, delightful product innovations in the meantime. Dr. Karg’s wholegrain snacks are delightful small crunch packs, perfect for that craving feeling in-between meals, and have thus long ago earned their place on the shelves of the food trade. Since 2019, Dr. Karg’s HÜTTS are innovative wholegrain delights that promise the peak of snacking pleasure with their aromatic flavour varieties, inspired by the mountains’ culinary pleasures.
Creativity, pleasure and quality have top priority for the family business. The wholegrain flour comes from mills in Bavaria with which long-standing contracts have been established. Recipe-specific ingredients, such as cheese, dried tomatoes, herbs etc., are used fresh every day. For optimal flavour and the characteristic bite, Dr. Karg’s enhance their crunchy creations with high-quality oils. All raw materials are carefully combined and kneaded into a dough that is then left to rest before it is shaped and finally baked slowly in rack ovens – the traditional way.
This passion for tradition, innovation, and quality is what unites the approximately 240 employees of Dr. Klaus Karg KG. These values are appreciated by customers and business partners alike. “It’s all about our outstanding product quality. Consistently keeping it at the highest level can only be achieved with the help of qualified and motivated employees,” explains CEO Dr. Klaus Karg. He lives a cooperative management style, giving all employees space for ideas as well as flexibility to support their individual professional growth. The success is shared – and affirms the sustainable company and brand philosophy.