The creation and evolution of Panelux
The history of Panelux is closely linked to that of the Fischer Bakery. The two companies, which were once part of the same whole, became separate entities in 2010. But they share the same values and continue to work closely together. The Fischer Bakery was founded in 1913, and has grown and diversified over the years. The second generation, that of Mr Joe Fischer, was the driving force behind a merger of several bakeries in 1971, also including Panelux, founded in 1965 as a distribution company. In 1992, the decision was taken to merge the three existing production facilities into a single site in Mensdorf, under the name Panelux.
This is what eventually became one of the most modern bakeries in Europe, with two distinct activities: making fresh products for the regional market and making frozen products for international markets. The company was thus able to stand apart in a fiercely competitive market by developing and continuously improving innovative manufacturing processes that follow artisan recipes, thanks especially the know-how of its employees.
Joé Fischer and his horse Fanny
- In 2000, Fischer continued to position itself as a “Bakery Coffee Shop”, while Panelux continued its development without compromising on artisan manufacturing processes.
- The Roodt/Syre site was enlarged to double its production capacity and expand its export activity. A new building was created in 2004, entirely dedicated to two production lines for frozen artisan breads. That was followed by a third line of artisan bread in 2012 and a second line of pastries in 2013 for the development of international markets.
- Frozen storage capacity was increased from 6,000 to 11,000 pallets in 2016.
- In 2019, a new bakery workshop was designed to better meet the demand of the regional market. Once again, the emphasis was on the choice of regional ingredients and on manufacturing processes that are the same as those used by artisan bakers: artisanal production and traditional know-how.
Old site of Bertrange