Milling tradition since 1859
In the past grains were ground using wind and water power. The Frießinger Mill began with a watermill in 1859 in the town of Kirchberg an der Murr. Since being established by Johann Jakob Frießinger the mill has been family owned for over 150 years.
In the 1950s, the mill was already operating in the third and fourth generation with Karl and Willi Frießinger sen., when a large fire destroyed the entire mill. The 6 month reconstruction also rang in a new era: the first fully automated mill with a daily output of 8 ton was put into operation. In 1965 Willi Frießinger sen. took over his fathers business and in the following decades the mill in Kirchberg grew steadily up to a daily milling of 75 tons.
In 1987 there was another fire, of which resulted in the complete destruction of the manufacturing facilities, and compelled the mill to take on a radical fresh start. A rebuild with a previously planned expansion was no longer possible in Kirchberg an der Murr, and so the relocation of the mill to Bad Wimpfen layed the foundations for the companys current size. Already in the autumn of 1988, only one year after the devastating fire, the new Frießinger mill in Bad Wimpfen im Tal was in operation with a daily production of 150 tons.
The current location in Bad Wimpfen establishes a connection to the world by using the European waterways though its own port on the Neckar – a large tributary of the Rhine. Also this location provides expansion options and allows the mill to continuously grow.
In 2014, eight silos with a storage capacity of more than 23,000 tons for grain were built. In addition spelt decortication and dewatering systems were created.
Already in 2006, a loading center was built – which was expanded in 2018 and provides now a storage capacity for 42,000 pallet slots.
In 2019, the Frießinger Mühle completed a new 63 meter high mill building, which offers an additional capacity of 400 tons of grinding. This further growing offers a huge flexibly for customer requirements. Thanks to this expansion, we can now grind a total of 1,200 tons of grain per day on one of the most modern mills in Europe. Likewise, the construction of a further grain pellet silo increased the storage capacities for milling byproducts.
The Frießinger mill now employs more than 260 employees and is among the five largest mills in Germany.
Wilhelm Frießinger holds the management together with his son Willi Frießinger jr. His grandson, Willi Erich Frießinger, has also been employed in the company for 4 years and will continue to run the family business in the 6th generation.