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Gingerbread tradition since 1559

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© Franz Kastner GmbH

30. September 2008

Sweet delights from Austria of the highest quality - traditional company Kastner from Bad Leonfelden has been providing them for 449 years.

In the coming year, the traditional Upper Austrian company Kastner will celebrate its 450-year company anniversary. Kastner in Bad Leonfelden have been practising the art of gingerbread making for 449 years. Much has changed during this time - just one thing has remained exactly the same at Kastner: the exceptional quality. Kastner today is renowned far beyond Austria's borders as a symbol of original culinary delights of the most exquisite quality for its long-life pastries, gingerbread, waffles and confectionery.  

The company already has a positive interim balance sheet for the current year. With a share of around 60%, exports are primarily responsible for good revenue growth of 9% against the last two years. The company currently exports to more than 20 countries worldwide. 

In addition to the traditional gingerbread segment, the biscuit segment has enjoyed particular success, especially the wholemeal biscuits, organic biscuits and lattice biscuits. For the first time this year the company is also offering select dried fruits coated in the most exquisite chocolate. The well-known Rumba plums have been successful for years; their unique combination of fruit, liqueur and dark chocolate are ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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