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History / milestones

bio-familia AG milestones

 
2021

Launch of our latest edition of the c.m.plus family! The familia c.m.plus Choco & Protein crunchy Müesli combines all the advantages of the c.m.plus Original including an addition of valuable vegetable proteins and the finest Swiss chocolate - Mhhh!

 

 
2021

Launch of the first functional organic granolas "familia Bio Knusper Superseeds & Honey" and "familia Bio Knusper Protein Choco". The new organic Granolas combine delicious taste, health and sustainabilty all in one! At the same time delisting of "Bio Müesli Erdbeere Hagebutte" and "Bio Müesli Apfel Rüebli".

 

 
2020

Launch of familia Family Crunch Honey with 40 % less sugar. Fun with Müesli for kids and the whole family.

 

 
2020

Launch of the new familia Nature Crunch Ancient Grains with only 1.5% natural sugar. Perfect for mixing your favourite Müesli.

 

 
2020

Exchange of familia Simply Limited Edition Passionfruit-Mango with new, exotic familia Simply Limited Edition Pineapple.

 

 
2020

Forty years and counting: familia Champion, a Swiss Müesli for boosting performance, is continuing its success story with a new look and a brand new variety, familia Champion High Protein.

 

 
2019

Replacement of the familia Simply apricot limited edition with the new, exotic familia Simply passion fruit-mango.

 

 
2019

Expansion of the familia organic range to include two surprising new additions made with high-quality, Knospe-certified organic ingredients: Bio Müesli Apple Carrot and Bio Müesli Strawberry Rosehip.

 

 
2018

Construction and expansion of the factory outlet.

 

 
2018

Launch of familia Simply – simple, naturally delicious müesli.

 

 
2018

aunch of the new familia c.m.plus hazelnut variety. Healthy energy with 50% less sugar, 11 vitamins, calcium and magnesium – perfect for people on the go.

 

 
2017

Launch of familia granola cups.

 

 
2017

Launch of the familia organic range with three delicious müesli varieties.

 

 
2016

Launch of familia pure balance Ancient Grains & Apples. Granola with ancient grains and juicy apple chunks. It contains sprouted seeds and grains, which contribute valuable vitamins and minerals.

 

 
2016

Launch of familia fit crisp low carb. A granola variety with tangy blackberries and light yoghurt flakes. Contains 30% less carbohydrate, 40% less sugar and more protein for an even lighter product.

 

 
2015

Launch of familia Choco Crunch. A unique müesli with crunchy chunks covered in the finest Swiss chocolate.

 

 
2014

Launch of the first fresh familia Bircher müesli. Consumers can now enjoy familia on the go.

 

 
2013

Launch of familia pure balance Almonds & Honey. It contains a large amount of beta glucans extracted from oats, which can contribute to lower cholesterol levels. A luxury granola with whole toasted almonds and golden honey.

 

 
2013

100% naturemade star eco-energy from the local water power plants in Sachseln and Sarnen.

 

 
2012

Launch of familia Swiss PopCrunch. A unique combination of popcorn, wholegrain oats, amaranth, gianduia and honey.

 

 
2012

Launch of familia body balance Blueberries & Pecans, the first sugar-free granola. It contains valuable dietary fibre from whole grains and fruit to support the digestive system and improve well being.

 

 
2011

Launch of familia c.m.plus with forest fruits. A new variety of c.m.plus Original, Switzerland’s favourite granola. It contains calcium, magnesium and 11 vitamins for active people.

 

 
2011

familia organic Bircher müesli and organic house müesli are sold in climate-neutral packaging for the first time.

 

 
2011

Launch of familia Champion müesli and granola with new recipes and a revamped package design: do more naturally.

 

 
2010

bio-familia saves 50,000 litres of heating oil and receives a refund for its CO2 reduction from the federal government.

 

 
2010

Launch of familia fit crisp with a new, lighter recipe.

 

 
2010

Opening of the factory expansion and commissioning of the third conveyor furnace.

 

 
2009

Acquisition of the Top Cup business.

 

 
2009

bio-familia AG celebrates its 50th brand anniversary.

 

 
2008

Start of production with eco-energy from the local water power plant in Sachseln. The pioneering work of bio-familia is rewarded with the ‘naturemade star’ certificate.

 

 
2007

Launch of the first functional müesli, familia BodyBalance Figs & Plums, based on a home-made recipe to improve digestive function.

 

 
2004

Award from major retailer Coop in recognition of the pioneering achievements of bio-familia AG in Coop’s organic line.

 

 
2003

Launch of familia fit crisp, the first granola with only 5% fat. The product wins the Swiss Marketing Trophy.

 

 
2000

The company responds to its rapid growth by investing in a new building: a new factory with a second conveyor furnace. The extrusion department is relocated and optimised.

 

 
1999

Launch of the second functional food product, familia a.c.e.balance, which contains vitamins A, C, E and inulin to strengthen the immune system.

 

 
1998

Certification to the international food standard BRC.

 

 
1997

Launch of the world's first functional food müesli, familia c.m.plus, which contains calcium and magnesium to strengthen bones.

 

 
1995

The factory outlet opens. bio-familia launches its initiative ‘Guets us Obwalde’, which sells lovingly hand-made, traditional specialities from the region.

 

 
1994

Launch of familia Jungle Crunch – a new strategic pillar in the market for children’s products (appealingly shaped cereals). ISO 9001 certification.

 

 
1992

Investments in the bakery. Installation of a conveyor furnace to help cover the rising demand for granola products.

 

 
1989

Environmental progress: the double packaging (folding box with plastic bag) for organic products is replaced by attractive, environmentally friendly, transparent bags with a clip.

 

 
1987

Launch of the extrusion technology: a great way of making the products even lighter and airier. They are also low in fat, high in fibre and easily digestible.

 

 
1979

Launch of the familia Champion range, wholesome products for athletes. It becomes the daily breakfast of various national teams, such as SwissSki, SwissAthletics, SwissCycling, SwissVolley, etc.

 

 
1978

Somalon AG becomes bio-familia AG.

 

 
1977

Launch of familia granola in response to the US trend towards tasty, crunchy products.

 

 
1960

First exports to Germany, the US, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands.

 

 
1959

Launch of familia organic Bircher müesli in Switzerland. First exports to Germany, the US, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands follow in 1960.

 

 
1954

Georg and Anny Hipp-Metzner establish Somalon AG, later to become bio-familia AG. It is the beginning of a long success story…