Hanns R. Neumann started to WORK as a coffee broker in 1934 in Hamburg.
In 1988 the company Hanns R. Neumann -
by that time owned and managed by the founder's son Michael R. Neumann - acquired former competitor Bernhard Rothfos AG. This also Hamburg based and owner-managed company had been founded in 1922.
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe was created in 1990 by integrating the different international Neumann and Rothfos companies. Under the leadership of Michael R. Neumann the group developed further into a successful global venture, maintaining a multi-local presence to serve its partners all over the world.
In 2004, David M. Neumann succeeded his father Michael R. Neumann as Speaker of the Board of Management. Today, he shapes the success of NKG as Managing Partner together with his colleagues of the Board of Management, while Mr. Michael R. Neumann continues to contribute to NKG's strategic development as Member of the Supervisory Board and in various consulting functions.
Nowadays, NKG is a market-leader in its field, servicing millions of coffee producers and over 1,500 roasters and instant producers worldwide.