It all began in 1957 when Walter Müller sen. opened his first confectionery store. The WAWI-Group can look back over an eventful history.
Former Zentis sales representative and REWE buyer Walter Müller sen. decides to set up his own business. He opens a confectionery store in Zweibrücken, soon followed by six other branches in the area.
Production of chocolate Easter bunnies is launched.
Purchase of first automatic line for hollow chocolate figures.
Start of chocolate puffed rice production.
Dr Walter Müller and Jürgen Müller take over the family business.
Construction of a new production plant and administration centre in Münchweiler.
Start of production at WAWI Xiamen, China.
Acquisition of Fuchs & Hoffmann, Bexbach/Saar. Start of production at WAWI Chocolate Inc, Laval, Montreal, Canada.
Plants open in Melbourne, Australia.
Opening of "transparent factory"/visitor centre in Pirmasens.
WAWI celebrates 50 years in business.
Acquisition of stake in Nappo and Moritz brands along with distribution rights.
Opening of new production facility in Romania.
Sale of 74.9% stake in Fuchs & Hoffmann GmbH to Krüger Gruppe, Bergisch Gladbach.
Acquisition of minority 25.1% stake in premium chocolatier Confiserie Coppeneur et Compagnon, Bad Honnef.
Comprehensive redesign and relaunch of WAWI brand and website.