Our history

From the beginning ...

We have been writing our history since 1976: back then, our company was founded when Clemens Hilker took over the small Windau country butcher's shop in Harsewinkel, East Westphalia. Even after a move from the original headquarters in the city centre to our current plant, we remain rooted in Harsewinkel in the heart of East Westphalia to the present day. As a family business, Windau is now run by the second generation.

... a great success story

Through continuous growth, we have developed into one of the most modern production facilities in Europe with around 350 employees. With a production area of approx. 25,000 m2 and a production volume of approx. 20,000 metric tons annually, we achieve an annual turnover of 93 million euros (2022). Our above-average export share of 25% underlines our international activities. This makes us one of the top 100 companies in the German meat industry today.