Organically Grown Agricultural Products

More than 25 years ago, Berthold Dreher, founder and owner of dreher bio gmbh - formerly known as Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH - discovered his passion for organically grown agricultural products. He made his first experience when working for the regional producer alliances “Bioland-Getreide” and “Demeter-Milch”.

Following, he spent time in the production and marketing business of organic beverages as well as diverse work in organic grain marketing for companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Expan­sion in the Organic Grain Trade

In early 2004, he founded his own com­pany in his home­town Ostrach which was the break­through to inde­pen­dency. Thereby, he turned his own ideas into reality. With the foun­da­tion of fur­ther com­pa­nies such as Organic Trading Ltd.”, Berthold Dreher responded to the changing demand of the organic industry as a sig­nif­i­cant expan­sion took place in the area of organic grain that time. 

Founding of “Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH” – now “dreher bio gmbh”

Not only the company grew, but also the family. This caused a move from Ostrach to Lustenau in Voralberg and the foundation of “Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH” in Amtzell where all the company’s organic agricultural products business was processed. In April 2020, “Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH” changed names to “dreher bio gmbh”.

Mainly due to the shift in sales shares - away from organic grain to refined organic products - Berthold Dreher ventures a big leap forward: He gets into storage and processing himself.

Since the end of May 2015, the company´s headquarter is located at Hatternholzweg 4 in the “Wangen-Schauwies” business park with ample office space as well as bulk goods and bag storage capacities for organic grain and seed.

All of the company’s trade originates there. At the end of 2015, the new Oberschwaben oil mill was put into operation at this location, producing high-quality organic oils exclusively in organic quality.

Long-term con­tacts throughout Europe and beyond

The orig­inal task of a trader — to create the link between farmers and their buyers — will remain the main­stay of the com­pany in the future. Long-standing per­sonal con­tacts with farmers, pro­ducer groups, coop­er­a­tives and traders in the region and throughout Europe ensure a con­tin­uous supply of organic raw mate­rials of all types and quality. The new storage facil­i­ties for organic grains, seeds and oils also enable regional con­tract farming with local farmers.