The design of Gerolsteiner bottles from 1888 to 2010

What drives us

Since 1888, Gerolsteiner Brunnen has set itself the singular task of supplying its customers with the best mineral water products in terms of both taste and quality. Embodied in our values and company culture are trust, respect for our regional roots, resource conservation and ecological responsibility. We respect the past, and embrace the future which is why innovation has always been a strategic priority – whether it concerns products, packaging or even internal processes.

“Our products are consistently aligned with consumer needs and our brand stands for a clear quality promise”, says Axel Dahm, chairman of the Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG executive board. “We honour this promise every single day in all areas. Whether in corporate processes, with a view to motivation and commitment, or when it comes to customer focus and our own innovative strength.”

Gerolsteiner management
Axel Dahm, chairman of the executive board, strategy/marketing/sales/international
Joachim Schwarz, commercial activities/personnel
Ulrich Rust, technology/supply chain management/quality

Germany's No. 1 Mineral Water

Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG supplies the best-selling mineral water on the German market and is Germany’s biggest mineral water exporter.

Gerolsteiner sells its products worldwide, including, but not limited to, Japan, USA and the Benelux countries. The brand is primarily known for Gerolsteiner Sparkling and Gerolsteiner Medium as well as for the still mineral water Gerolsteiner Naturell. In Germany, our product portfolio is rounded off with the St. Gero medicinal water and a range of naturally flavored mineral waters.

Company
Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG
Foundation
1888
Company location:
Vulkanring
54567 Gerolstein, Germany
Business
Mineral fountain / Non-alcoholic drinks
Market position:
Gerolsteiner is the most popular mineral water in Germany making it the No. 1 German mineral water brand

Data and facts

Production

In 2014 the net goods turnover were 235,3 million EUR.The sales were 6,6 million hectoliter. The average of bottled bottles in 24 hours were 3,5 million bottles. This corresponds a bottle-chain of ca. 250 kilometres - it would reach once around the Lake Constance.

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The 3.5 million bottles bottled in 24 hours could surround the 260km shore line of lake Constance

Gerolsteiner operates eleven bottling facilities for glass and PET bottles (reusable and non-reusable). Our processing capacity varies depending on the type of bottle. For example the capacity of our 1.0 l PET refillable bottle is 38,000 per hour and for our 0.7 l refillable glass bottle 57,000 per hour.

57,000 bottles per hour are produced

Staffing

With an average of 740 employees, Gerolsteiner is a major regional employer, a responsibility we do not take lightly, which is reflected by the loyalty of our staff. On average people work with us for at least 15 years; 142 employees have worked at Gerolsteiner for more than 25 years. We typically have about 50 apprentices on staff at any one time.

49 apprentices and 766 employees are working for Gerolsteiner, 142 for more than 25 years

Quality assurance

Over internal 400 tests are conducted daily in our laboratories, adding up to over 146,000 analyses annually. In addition, regular external testing also takes place.

400 analyses are carried out daily

Consumption

Consumption of mineral and medicinal water in Germany is around 140 litres per capita per year.

Visitors to Gerolsteiner

The Gerolsteiner visitor center has on average 17,000 guests annually.

17,000 people are visiting the visitor center each year

Source and minerals

Gerolsteiner Mineral Water owes its special taste to the unique geological conditions of the spring’s location in the Volcanic Eifel. Carbonic acid of volcanic origin comes into contact with magnesium-rich dolomite bedrock, which is very specific to the Gerolstein region. As a result, a mineral water is created which is rich in minerals and tastes pleasantly neutral and refreshing in spite of its overall high mineral levels.

Origin

Gerolsteiner mineral water is obtained from depths of up to 250 m from with the earth’s bedrock and it takes 50 to 100 years for nature to produce our superior mineral water.

Cross-section showing the origin of tap, spring and mineral water

Minerals

Gerolsteiner Sparkling and Medium (available in Germany) contain a minimum 2,500 mg of minerals per liter; this corresponds to 1/3 of the recommended daily calcium intake  and ¼ of the recommended daily magnesium intake.

Gerolsteiner Sparkling bottle with a bar chart of Calcium and Magnesium content

Export

We’re the highest-selling exporter of mineral water in Germany; worldwide exports account for around 5% of Gerolsteiner’s total sales. Consumers in over 35 countries enjoy our mineral water, primarily in the USA, Japan and the Benelux countries.

Water splash in shape of a world map

We are there for you!

Visitors welcome!

How to find us! Your way to Gerolsteiner Brunnen

Here’s a route planner and our contact data so that your journey to Gerolstein is as pleasant as possible. 

Google Maps of the Gerolsteiner Brunnen compound