In 1971 Werner Willms founded Willms Fleisch GmbH in Ruppichteroth, North Rhine-Westphalia, as a butcher and cutting business for cattle and pigs.

With four locations throughout Germany, the Willms group of companies still stands today for high-quality meat and sausage products from its own production.


Traditional butcher's trade

The basis for high-quality meat and sausage products is care and know-how. Just like at Willms: Even for company founder Werner Willms, master butchers were the guarantee for "quality and freshness". Even today the company is an important employer in the region, standing for values, quality and tradition in the butcher's trade.

High quality raw materials and traditional recipes

Processing high-quality raw materials is one of the main reasons why customers place their trust in us over the long term. Most of these come from our own slaughtery. Additionally, our extensive internal measures ensure high quality, which is confirmed by external certifications. Our productions are certified according to IFS. Whether traditional or modern: In-house master butchers and expert food technicians guarantee good taste and innovative new products.

Delicious variety of products

Ham specialities, cooked sausage cold cuts, fresh ham onion mettwurst, smoked mettwurst, turkey breast cold cuts and much more - with our variety of products we have the right choice for every taste.

Our manufacturing processes such as curing or cooking in combination with our individual recipes guarantee the desired taste while maintaining the highest quality and hygiene standards.


Founded by Werner Willms

Hubert Willms joins the management board

1985 - 1999
Restructuring into a production company for fresh convenience products and sausage and ham products

2007 - 2010
Acquisition and expansion of the Weißwasser site

2016 - 2017
Acquisition of the two slaughterhouses Bochumer Fleischhandel GmbH & Co KG and Düringer Fleischkontor Engelbert Stukenborg GmbH & Co. KG and expansion of the entire process chain