Overseas subsidiary 'Brunner do Brasil' – Auslandsniederlassung "Brunner do Brasil"

It's with great enthusiasm that we announce the operative launch of our first overseas subsidiary, Brunner do Brasil, in 2020. Our ability to communicate in the local language and the elimination of the hassle of time differences allow us to confidently predict advantages for all phases of our customer projects.

What’s more, thanks to its work at Kakau Design, our Brazilian team has already gathered valuable experience in product and mould design and the production of chocolate moulds. The opportunity this gives us to produce particular moulds cost-effectively in Brazil but also to draw upon existing production technology in Germany will enable us to precisely cater to our customers’ wishes and priorities.

We had planned two trade fair appearances in Brazil, and our Brazilian mould specialists were supposed to be taking part in the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf. Sadly, coronavirus put paid to those plans.

All was not lost, however: at least our Brazilian colleagues had the chance to learn about the international confectionery and supply market at the ProSweets event in February. This was followed by a three-day workshop at our headquarters in Glonn to plan all the details for 2020.

We were then able after all to present ourselves at the ‘Chocolat São Paulo 2020’ festival for the three days from 12 - 14 March. However, this coincided with the beginning of the lockdown in São Paulo, with the effect that the event was cut short by a day.

We were nonetheless able to establish contact with a lot of smaller chocolate manufacturers and company managers, and there was a great deal of interest in our moulds and mould systems.


The majority of our planned subsequent customer visits then unfortunately had to be cancelled, and, to be on the safe side, our managing director Mr Gebhart left Brazil early.

But despite all the restrictions resulting from the pandemic, Brunner do Brasil is doing really well. The two previous owners of Kakau Design, Sandro Link and Tiago Arnhorld, managed to acquire some new customers and already have some promising projects on the go in Brazil. Not only this, but Brunner do Brasil and Hans Brunner GmbH are working together on customer projects with international chocolate manufacturers on the Brazilian market.

This involves close coordination to assign the roles in any given chocolate project between the two firms, with the aim of generating the greatest possible customer benefits.

A weekly team video conference has proved to be an excellent tool in this collaboration.

Brunner do Brasil is currently developing a frame system tailored to the Brazilian and South American market, derived from the ‘BLUEFLEX (R)’ and ‘BLUEFLEX (R) Carrier’ frame system. This will replace the aluminium frame systems that are widely used there.

This will make handling easier and increase product quality. The good news is that this doesn't rule out the continued use of the existing PET insert moulds.

In 2021, we intend to carry on with our original plans for the Brazilian market.

One of our Brazilian colleagues will take part in the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf (25 February to 3 March 2021), and an appearance at the FIPAN in São Paulo is already scheduled (20–23 July 2021).

We also hope to reschedule all the joint customer visits we had planned for Brazil this year.

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Mit großer Begeisterung sollte 2020 der Betrieb unserer ersten Auslandsniederlassung starten: Brunner do Brasil. Covid 19 hat uns leider einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht, die Tätigkeit konnte nur eingeschränkt aufgenommen werden.

Trotz der Umstände war es uns doch möglich, erste Schritte in Brasilien zu gehen.

Noch im Februar konnten sich unsere brasilianischen Kollegen während der ProSweets über den internationalen Süßwaren- und Zuliefermarkt informieren. Im Anschluss daran wurden in einem mehrtägigen Workshop in unserem Stammsitz in Glonn alle Details für das Jahr 2020 geplant.

Ein besonderes Erlebnis war unsere Präsentation auf dem Festival Chocolat Sao Paulo 2020 im März. Durch den beginnenden Lockdown in Sao Paulo wurde die Ausstellung zwar um einen Tag verkürzt, trotzdem konnten wir dort viele Kontakte mit kleineren Schokoladenherstellern knüpfen. Auch in der knappen Zeit war das Interesse an unseren Formen und Formsystemen sehr hoch. 

Eindrücke von der Chocolat Sao Paulo:


Die meisten der im Anschluss geplanten Kundenbesuche mussten aufgrund der pandemischen Entwicklung im Land leider abgesagt werden.

Trotz aller Einschränkungen durch Corona entwickelt sich Brunner do Brasil recht gut. Die beiden ehemaligen Eigentümer von Kakau Design, Sandro Link und Tiago Arnhorld. Dabei wird eng abgestimmt, wer welche Funktionen in einem Schokoladenprojekt übernimmt, um den größtmöglichen Kundennutzen zu erzeugen. Wie so viele Firmen in der Pandemie arbeiten wir mit wöchentlichen Video-Meetings, was hervorragend funktioniert.

Abgeleitet von den Rahmensystemen BLUEFLEX (R) und BLUEFLEX (R) Carrier wird derzeit bei Brunner do Brasil ein auf den brasilianischen und südamerikanischen Markt abgestimmtes Rahmensystem entwickelt. Es soll die dort weit verbreiteten Aluminium- Rahmensysteme ersetzen, wobei es uns wichtig ist, dass die bereits vorhandenen PET-Einlegeformen weiterhin genutzt werden können.

Im Jahr 2021 wollen wir dann unsere ursprünglichen Pläne wieder aufnehmen. Einer unserer brasilianischen Kollegen wird auf der Interpack in Düsseldorf anwesend sein (25.02.-03.03.2021) und die Teilnahme an der FIPAN in Sao Paulo ist fest eingeplant (20.-23.07.2021).

Auch hoffen wir, dass wir alle gemeinsamen Kundenbesuche – mit deutschen und brasilianischen Mitarbeitern – in Brasilien im nächsten Jahr nachholen können.

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The Fipan fair is taking place in Brazil from 19.07. - 22.07.22. We are looking forward to participating together with our Brazilian colleagues! Free tickets for the fair are available for the first 20 persons who send an email to sales@hansbrunner.de with the subject line: "Free tickets Fipan 2022"! More information about the programme can be found here.

Our subsidiary BRUNNER DO BRASIL has been in existence for more than two years now. Since the early years coincided with the pandemic, getting started was very challenging. Since then, however, there have been a large number of joint projects and the cooperation between specialist departments from both countries is also working extremely well. Read more about the benefits of the cooperation.

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Aeschbach is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We would like to offer our sincere congratulations and are delighted that Jürg Rogenmoser, the Managing Director of Aeschbach Chocolatier, agreed to be interviewed by BRUNNER.

Here you can watch the Interview of Jürgen Rogenmoser:


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January of this year sees BRUNNER start a long-term research project with external partners. The aim of this project is to establish a recycling procedure that receives EU certification, so that moulds certified for use for contact with foodstuffs can be produced from used chocolate moulds.

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