History
July 1, 1839: "I have the honour of herewith announcing that on this very day I have set up my own oil trading and oil mill company on this ground."

With these words, Caspar Thywissen laid the foundation stone for the company which even today, in the 6th generation, is owned by the Thywissen family.

Even at that time the manufacturing of and trading with food products had a tradition in the family. By taking this step, Caspar Thywissen had solely separated from his brothers in entrepreneurial terms who for four decades had been doing business of this kind in Neuss, Cologne and Aachen.

Through the early use of the steam engine technique and hydraulic presses - the first of their kind in Germany - the skilled crafts company soon turned into an industrial production site. Because of its geographical location next to the river Rhine, Neuss made the shipment of different oilseeds from Europe and oversees possible so that the oil mill could steadily expand up to the present day.

In 1848 Caspar Thywissen moved to Cologne and on the Eigelstein engaged in soap production, oil trading and candlemaking, set up an oil refinery and traded with train oil and fat. This way, the family repeatedly broadened its entrepreneurial activities.

They bought a paint and varnish factory as well as a malthouse and acquired stakes in further companies in the Rhineland in which they still have a share. The most recent example of this entrepreneurial practice is the biodiesel plant set up in Marl in 2002 which fits exactly into this kind of strategy, namely to strengthen existing plants by expanding production in the same or related industries.

The most recent examples of this entrepreneurial practice is the biodiesel plant set up in Marl in 2002 as well as the oil mill and biodiesel facility in Vedun, France in 2009 which fits exactly into this kind of strategy, namely to strengthen existing plants by expanding production in the same or related industries.

In 2006 the malting part of C.Thywissen GmbH merged with Schill Malz into Global Malt. That lead us into the position of the market leader in Germany which also improved the international significance. .