History
History

1928Establishment of the company Hackner Blösinger & Kübelat the former slaughterhouse Frankfurt – later Hans Hackner senior became the sole owner.

1952Entry of Mr. Hans Hackner junior into the companyExpansion to a wholesaler for butcher supplies Hans Hackner & Sohn KG.

1963Entry of Mr. Hanspeter Hackner into the companywho is still active as managing director in the company till today and significantly responsible for ideas and visions.

1928-1963
Hans Hackner senior
Hans Hackner senior
Hans Hackner junior
Hans Hackner junior
Hanspeter Hackner
Hanspeter Hackner
History

1972Establishment of the company CDS Crailsheimer Darmsortieranstalt GmbHStart of the production of natural casings at the local slaughterhouse.

1981Start of the business segment animal-by-productsExport of beef feet to Greece as the start of production, refining and export of animal-by-products.

1982Start of the direct marketing in GermanyBy using field service salesmen and our own delivery trucks we began to supply the meat processors directly. Natural casings – directly from the producer.

1972-1982
The first compay sign
The first compay sign
Beef feet
Beef feet
The first CDS logo
The first CDS logo
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1986TipTop Beef casingsThe first CDS brand product was born, the brand TipTop Beef casings stood for first class quality made by CDS.

1986First participation on IFFA trade fair in FrankfurtTo increase our reputation on the national and also the international market we participated on IFFA the first time. IFFA trade fair is still known as one of the largest and most popular and international meat exhibition worldwide.

1990Outsourcing of the selectionTo secure our competitiveness and position on the market we sourced out our hog and beef casings selection from our location in Crailsheim to Poland. All of the vacated specialist staff was completely integrated in the steady growing animal-by-products segment.

1986-1990
The orange vehicle fleet
The orange vehicle fleet
IFFA
IFFA
Outsourcing of the selection
Outsourcing of the selection
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1992Der Hackner hat gesagt („The Hackner said“)Start of our first marketing campaign “the Hackner said” which is in peoples´ minds till today.

1997Entry of Michael Hackner into the companyBeginning of a new CDS generation. Consequent expansion of the company under the dual leadership of Hanspeter Hackner and Michael Hackner.

1997Establishment of Hangzhou Lide, ChinaWith the establishment of our first Joint-Venture we started the large scaled production of sheep casings.

1992-1997
The first CDS advertising campaign
The first CDS advertising campaign
Hanspeter and Michael Hackner
Hanspeter and Michael Hackner
Hangzhou Lide
Hangzhou Lide
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1999New location in the Rossfelder Straße in CrailsheimWith a completely new build company headquarter CDS set a basis for future expansion.

1999CDS SilberPfeil® brand product familyThe brand product family SilberPfeil® is the result of consequently and continuously aligning to the markets´ needs and requirements. Available as SilberPfeil® Tube, SilberPfeil® Pipe and SilberPfeil® NonStop.

November 2001BSE crisisAfter the first publications of BSE in Germany and Europe our turnover dropped by about 40%. Hanspeter Hackner decided against reduction of our staff and further increased the expansion of the segment animal-by-products.

1999-2001
The new company building
The new company building
CDS SilberPfeil® Logo
CDS SilberPfeil® Logo
The automated production
The automated production
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2002Establishment CDS Polska, PolandCDS took over the production site in Kamienna Gora, which is now our own selection plant for Hog casings and also tubing workshop in Poland. This new plant empowers us to highest flexibility and short-timed refining of all our natural casings.

2002-2012Enormous expansion and investments in four stepsDuring the expansion of CDS further processing and packaging lines, in total 15 shock-freezers, a cold-storage with up to 26.000 pallet-storage places and a complete new location for the natural casings were created.

2003Start of the business-segment frozen-food-servicesThe segment frozen-food-services was created to optimize the usage of our cold-storage possibilities. Customers are now able to store their pre-produced goods in our cold-storage and get them repacked and tempered till the pick up.

2002-2003
CDS Poland
CDS Poland
The newbuildings of CDS
The newbuildings of CDS
The cold storage
The cold storage
History

2008Renaming from CDS Crailsheim Darmsortierbetrieb to CDS Hackner GmbHCDS is meanwhile also know for animal-by-products and frozen-food-logistic. Cause of that a renaming was rational. Hackner is the name of the game.

2008Establishment of Tonglu Kaide, ChinaWith the establishment of our second Joint-Venture we increased the production of hog casings, sheep casings and SilberPfeil® products.

2008CDS Safety-RingThe invention of the patented CDS-Safety-Ring adds a unique additional benefit to our SilberPfeil® Pipe for higher safety in the sausage production.

2008-2008
The new CDS logo
The new CDS logo
Establishment Tonglu Kaide
Establishment Tonglu Kaide
The CDS Safety Ring
The CDS Safety Ring
History

2010CDS SilberPfeil® NonStopAfter years of invention CDS presented the patented SilberPfeil® NonStop. The worldwide first welded natural casings with up to 18 meter calibre-consistent casing in one piece.

2011Cube 117Nowadays many households still use soup bones as basis for making soups and sauces. With a special procedure we are able to compress those soup bones splinter-free to handy cubes. In frozen condition these can be stored optimally and taken out easily for cooking.

2010-2011
CDS SilberPfeil® NonStop
CDS SilberPfeil® NonStop
Cube 117
Cube 117
History

2012IWP – Individually Wrapped ProductsThrough a new packaging procedure each product is individually sealed and can be removed from the pack, even if frozen. This enables multiple efficient and cost-saving possibilities regarding storing, distribution and processing.

2013Burned productsIn many of our customers´ countries our products are being burned over open fire to give them a burned, smoked and spicy aroma. We are glad taking over this production step for our customers with a especially invented burning procedure to ease our customers work.

2012-2013
Individually wrapped products
Individually wrapped products
Burned pork riblets
Burned pork riblets
Burned beef feet
Burned beef feet
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