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History

1907
Laurens Janssen founds Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft, OTG
1953
Laurens Spethmann, grandson of the company founder, moves the company forward from classic tea importer to tea distributor
1966
The launch of the MILFORD brand quickly makes private label producer OTG a branded company
1972
Internationalisation begins with the acquisition of Grosch Tee, Austria (later named Milford Tee Austria)
1976
Acquisition of HUXOL-Teegesellschaft giving the company a new market
1983
HUXOL buys the Veelmann Production Plant, Bad Salzuflen, giving the company a second market with the Veelmann brand for people with diabetes and the health-food brand HUXOL
1984
Acquisition of the MEDIN food manufacturing plant in Faulbach
1988
Acquisition of the tea company OnnO Behrends, Norden, in East Frisia
1989
Acquisition of packaged tea seller Ludwig Schwarz, Buchholz (later Milford Tea)
1990
Acquisition of Ed Meßmer, Frankfurt am Main and Grettstadt
1992
Acquisition of PAGÈS, France and founding of OTG Lager- und Frachtkontor GmbH, Buchholz
1996
The present owners buy all shares from their parents and take over the management of the LSH, acquisition of Schneekoppe, Mönchengladbach, founding of OOO Milford Moscow, Russia
2001
Purchase of share in Nordgetreide cereal manufacturers, Lübeck (further locations in Falkenhagen, Überherrn)
2007
OTG celebrates its 100th anniversary, founding of Nutrisun
2008
Meßmer MOMENTUM opens
2011
Construction of a new building for the company headquarters in Seevetal
2016
Opening of the warehouse expansion OTG Lager- und Frachtkontor south, Grettstadt