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Tradition, quality awareness and flexibility have been guiding us since 1845.


Develey invented the sweet mustard

In 1845 Johann Conrad Develey founded his small mustard manufactory in the city center of Munich, Germany. In those days all mustards were produced following the Dijon method.

However nine years later, in 1854, he invented the Original Munich sweet mustard, a product that has become the indispensable accompaniment of Bavarian white sausages (“Weißwurst”).

In 1873 Johann Conrad Develey received an award for inventiveness at the world trade exhibition in Vienna and was named purveyor to the court of King Ludwig II one year later.

At the age of 64 the entrepreneur passed away and was honored with a memorial grave by the King. His innovative spirit and passion for quality still inspire us today.