PLMA 2024

Windau at the PLMA 2024


We will once again be exhibiting at the PLMA in Amsterdam when it opens its doors from 28 - 29 May 2024. True to the motto “We can do sausages – even without meat!” we will be presenting our sausage and ham specialties as well as vegan innovations at the world's largest private label trade fair.

We look forward to seeing you in Hall 7 / Stand 7.F23!


DLG-Preis für langjährige Produktqualität

Our product quality impresses panel of experts: Windau receives the DLG award for consistent product quality


For the 11th time in a row, Windau has been awarded for its consistent product quality. We are proud that Windau has once again received the manufacturer's award for consistent product quality by the DLG in the ‘Ham and Sausage’ category!

This accolade for consistently tested product quality during DLG quality tests is awarded annually by the DLG to food manufacturers. In doing so, the DLG honours a company’s pursuit of quality by voluntarily having their products inspected as part of DLG quality tests.

From the selection of high-quality ingredients to careful processing methods, we place high value on offering the very best products to our customers. We are pleased to be able to continue producing premium sausage and ham specialties that meet the highest standards of quality.

DLG-Prämierung 2024

Outstanding quality: Windau products are once again DLG-approved


As part of international quality tests, experts at the German Agricultural Society (DLG) inspect numerous products each year. This year, Windau once again passed DLG's quality test for ham and sausage products. Windau was awarded 14 gold, seven silver and five bronze medals.

The focus of the international quality test for ham and sausage products lies on sensory product evaluations, whereby the selection of raw ingredients, production technology and recipe are all considered. This is complemented by a packaging and label check in addition to further (laboratory) analyses. There is also a quality check at the end of the use-by date for packaged sausages. Tested products that meet the DLG quality criteria receive the ‘DLG-approved’ certification in gold, silver or bronze.

Ehrungsfeier Jubilare 2023



We celebrated a very special occasion in November: the management paid tribute to 12 employees celebrating anniversaries in the production and technology departments for their 10 to 45 years of company employment! Altogether this amounts to an anniversary of 275 years!

The convivial anniversary celebrations were personally commemorated by managing directors Andreas Hilker and Reinhold Köper – and naturally, a toast was made to thank the employees. Six of the employees celebrating anniversaries have been with our company for at least 25 years and special tribute was made to them with an anniversary certificate from the East Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Many of the employees have been with Windau since the 1970s to 1990s and were part of the team back in the days of the main factory site on Gütersloher Strasse. We are proud of their contribution to the positive development of our company over the decades.

Our thanks go to all twelve employees on their anniversaries and for their long-standing, excellent collaboration and loyalty!

Grilltaler Teaser



Vegan barbecue? No problem with the new barbecue patties from Windau! With its innovative patties, Windau has reinvented that delicious sausage flavour. The patties are free from meat and cheese yet are tasty and 100% plant-based with wheat protein.

The vegan all-rounders can be quickly and easily cooked on a barbecue or in the pan. Ideal for plant-based barbecue dishes, as an accompaniment to summer salads or as a hearty patty for vegan burgers. Thanks to their high wheat content, they are also a genuine source of protein and perfect for boosting the protein content of sandwiches and other meals.

Now available in three tasty varieties: aromatic garden herbs, spicy curry-chili and smoky barbecue.

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PLMA Windau

Windau at PLMA 2023


Soon it's time again. The PLMA, the world's largest Private label fair, opens its doors from 23rd to 24th May 2023 in Amsterdam and Windau will be there again! True to the motto “We can do sausages – even without meat!” we will be presenting at the PLMA our sausage and ham specialties as well as vegan innovations.

We look forward to seeing you in Hall 7, Stand 7.F23!

Vegan for a month, are you in?


... that's what Veganuary is all about, the big trend in January, where you eat vegan for a month.
No matter whether you want to eat less meat, want to do something good for the environment or are just curious: Vegan nutrition can not only be super delicious, but also super easy!

For example with our products: Our vegan sausage specialties have been available in supermarkets in Germany and Europe since 2020. For example, try our vegan Lyoner, salami or liver sausage: You can enjoy the hearty taste of meat without any meat at all!
This is not only delicious, but also sustainable: Our vegan products are purely plant-based, and thus contribute to lower CO2 emissions. They represent a sustainable and contemporary alternative to our meat-based products, which is particularly important to us.

Try it now: Click here for our vegan products

A successful recipe for your future! Training tailored to your taste!


Are you interested in a job in the food industry? Start your job life with Windau!
For more than 35 years we have been training trainees in a wide range of professions in production, engineering and administration and have been recognized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a recognized training company.

Send your application now!

Awarded for excellent quality


On November 14, 2022, Windau was awarded for the "NRW State Prize for Food"! Among other things, the prize is awarded to North Rhine-Westphalian companies in the food industry for their high quality of food.

Silke Gorißen, Minister for Agriculture and Consumer Protection, presented the award: "Good and healthy nutrition is a goal for society as a whole. All 80 companies that are awarded for the NRW state prize for food are committed to this. Whether it's a small bakery, a successful medium-sized company or an international operating company with its headquarters in North Rhine-Westphalia: all award winners stand for high quality food. They also have in common that they offer their employees good working conditions and always keep an eye on the promotion of young people. In addition, everyone is committed to environment and sustainability. All of these are decisive factors in order to be awarded for the NRW state prize for food.”

We are very pleased to receive this award!

Click here for the official press release