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Established: 1886, UK office opened in 2005
Turnover: £112 million (E141 million)
Marketing and promotional spend for 2008/9: £4.8 million
Brands: Palatium (Germany), Belliccia (Italy), Viña Zamporia (Chile), Nos Racines (France), Entwine (lower alcohol)
Off-trade split: 85%
Key personnel: John Hübinger, managing director; Steve Howard, managing director UK; Dirk Gennrich, export director
The second biggest wine supplier to the Germany market is investing £4.8 million in the UK this year, and will follow up the launches of German Pinot Blanc Palatium and Chilean Viña Zamporia with new wines from France and Spain in 2008.
Packaging initiatives, recyclability and driving value over volume are priorities for the company, and it plans to grow its UK sales and marketing function in the coming year.