• It's a

    family business

Taste Prima’s collective care

with every bite.

Our personnel are the main factor behind our success and are, indeed, more co-entrepreneurs than employees. A good working atmosphere and appropriate remuneration are important, both for the well-being of our employees and ensuring our high quality aspirations and standards. About one third of our permanent staff has been with our company for over 10 years – a number that clearly reflects a high “feel-good factor”.

Each of our employees lives and breathes our philosophy.  Together, we believe in sustainable forestry, sustainable fisheries and environmental conservation through CO2-friendly production.

We purchase composite material for our menu tray packaging exclusively from upstream suppliers who procure wood from certified FSC sources that conform to FSC certification. The fish we use is obtained exclusively from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for sustainable fisheries. We only use green electricity generated through hydropower. This is a CO2-neutral process.

Certified quality

Our production facility is certified to the IFS 7 higher level, thus ensuring the highest quality standard.

We protect
fish stocks

We only use fish from MSC and ASC-certified fisheries.

We protect
the environment

Our complete production operates on green electricity supplied through cooperation with public utility companies in Heidelberg.

Our PRIMA
employees

Long-term cooperation in a spirit of trust is part of our philosophy and promotes our quality aspirations.

Nothing is left up to chance in the state-of-the-art Prima Menü production facility. We work to the strictest hygiene standards and in compliance with a certified quality management system.

Prima Menü undergoes strict IFS (International Food Standards) quality and safety audits every year. Our menus are tasted every day in our own facility.

We are also inspected regularly by the food safety authority. This enables us to address the high safety expectations of our customers in a tangible and convincing manner.

 

Certified quality: IFS 7 – higher level

 

Organic certification since 2006

 

MSC – sustainable fishing

 

ASC – responsible fish farming

 

Use of 100% green electricity

 

The Prima

story

2020
Prima Menü celebrates 25 years!

The company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Further cooking capacities are created through optimising and reconstruction of the production facility.

2019
Management expansion.

Lena Pauls joins management following a
long career with the company.

2015
Prima Menü expands

Expansion of final packaging to create further offices and for subsequent implementation of another packaging line.

2015
Change of partners

Lena and Bastian, the children of company founder Michael Pauls, acquire the shares of previous partners Stephan and Thomas Meyer.

2013
Management is expanded

Following a long career in the company, Bastian Pauls joins the management team, representing the second generation of the family.

2011
New warehouse, new options

Construction of a new warehouse with 1500 additional storage spaces for frozen, chilled and dry products.

2009
The brand name Prima Menü is adopted as the company name

Renaming as Prima Menü GmbH in conjunction with simultaneous relaunch of the brand identity. The Prima Menü brand was considerably enhanced through the sustainability value factor.

2007
Expansion of production department

Expansion of the production facility to implement a 3rd production line for filling aluminium, plastic and deep-drawn cardboard trays in different sizes.

2006
Prima Menü introduces organic ready meals

Introduction of organic ready meals conforming to certification standards based on European Council Regulation No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products.

2004
Prima Menü is IFS certified

Certification pursuant to the International Featured Standard (IFS) in the food sector.

2001
Prima Menü moves to Leopoldshöhe-Asemissen

The company moves into the new production plant in the Leopoldshöhe-Asemissen business park (production starts with 2 production lines)

2000
We are building in Leopoldshöhe-Asemissen

Construction of the new production facility commences in Leopoldshöhe

1998
A capacity limitation is evident

Prima Menü needs to expand

1996
Production of menus in double-chambered trays commences
1995
M+P Tiefkühlkost GmbH is established

M+P Tiefkühlkost GmbH (Meyer & Pauls) is established by the brothers Stephan and Thomas Meyer and Michael Pauls. Baked dishes in single-chambered trays were initially produced in the large kitchen of Meyer Menü on Teltower Strasse in Bielefeld.