Our Business

AVO is the best resource when it comes to processing of meat and meat products, fish, deli, convenience foods, baked goods and dairy products. For manufacturers of pasta, potato and vegetable products, soups and sauces, we can also offer a wide range of premium spices and additives.


Of course, processing exclusive spice mixes is no problem for AVO. Our on-location field representatives, experts from contracted technology institutes and from our lab and our experimental kitchen are prepared to assist you in working out your individual needs and requirements.

Only careful processing methods prevent the spices from flavour loss. The FRIOFRESH Process guarantees an optimal grinding of our raw spices. This process takes place under cooling to reduce the volatilisation of essential oils and valuable substances to a minimum.

The patented COATING Process, the encapsulation of fruit acids, enables us to produce cutter processing aid combinations with "AVO´s freshness pearls". These fresh-keeping pearls help to maintain the long-term freshness of fried sausages and cooked sausages.

Our liquid spices and flavourings are produced in modern facilities within a closed production process. Thus, we achieve a extremely high standard of hygiene.



For AVO, you can expect quality certified. A consistent implementation of the Quality Management System inclHACCP and seamless batch traceability, we take for grantedAVO is certified at the International FeaturedStandard (IFS Food, higher level), BRC and HALAL and also meet the requirements of organic standards and RSPO standards.

The following certificates are available:

Energy Management System 



Experienced in taste

Good taste, high quality and a keen sense of trends are the essential components of our success. With nearly 500 employees and numerous foreign representatives, we are one of the leading spice specialists in Europe. This is our claim, that we always support with our knowledge and ability, current technology and extensive consulting-services. High quality and production safety are priorities for us. We are certified at the highest by IFS, BRC, Halal and we fulfil the requirements of Bio Norm (EG) Nr. 834/2007.

AVO is your best resource for processing and developing meat specialties, sausages, fish, seafood, deli, convenience foods, bakery items and dairy products. Also for the manufacturers of pastry, potato and vegetable specialities, soups and sauces, we offer a wide range of excellent flavourings and additives.

Our clienst include well-known national and international food companies, traditional butchers, food trade, supermarket chains, wholesalers and caterers. With our trend-oriented products and recognised customer services, we meet the high expectations of a rapidly expanding convenience-foods market.

Technology concerns such as binding, emulsifiers, optimal taste and freshness of our products are as important to us, as the support of professional production and presentation of products in the snack bar, delicatessen counter and catering service. In our different seminars, you get the information and skills you need for future growth of your food-related business.

With more than 4,000 products, we guarantee standardised and individualised taste- as well as unique solutions. We offer a complete range of

·         natural spices

·         spice condiments

·         liquid spices & flavourings

·         marinades & dressings

·         highly effective additives

·         nets & casings, etc.



Almost 150 years ago, visionary AVO founder and name sake August Vodegel demonstrated that good taste can be successfully combined with good business savvy. The spice mixtures and curing agents that he created would soon enjoy such a great reputation, extending far beyond his own butcher business, that selling those products to colleagues and industry suppliers was not long in coming.

In 1921, the production and distribution of seasonings and functional ingredients was assigned to the then newly founded company August Vodegel Osnabrück, a name which was rapidly converted to AVO as a more readily recognized and more easily remembered company brand. After the founder's death, senior partner August Beisse took over the helm, and despite adverse conditions of the times, held the company on a steady course to continued success -- a course which, has continued to this day.




Mark your calendar for one of the following important trade fairs:

At important international, national, and regional trade fairs, we introduce new ideas and concepts for innovative assortments of food. In addition to the classic range of meats and sausages, we also offer lucrative convenience food products for all types of food. Ask for our marinades, emulsifiers, injection-brines and methods of steak preparation. 

2016 we present at the fair ...

14. - 16. February
fish-international, Bremen
join us on Transgourmet-stand, 
Hall 5 C35


27. - 29. February
IHM, Munich - 
marketplace of butchers, join us at the stand of the Association of Bavarian butchers


13. - 15. March
TAVOLA, Kortrijk - Belgien
AVO D'Haese - Hall 6, Stand 697-699


07. - 12. May
IFFA, Frankfurt am Main 
Hall 4.0, Stand B21


24. + 25. May PLMA, Amsterdam


09. + 10. June
26. Symposium Feines Essen & Trinken, Munich


08. + 09. October EVENORD, Nuremberg

16. - 20. October SIAL, Paris

07. - 09. November GULFOOD Manufacturing, Dubai


Take advantage of the opportunity ...

...to attend on-site seminars or one held at AVO´s company-owned training center - for you and your company to become well informed for the future.

Tougher competition, new regulations, changing consumer eating habits and cost considerations require increased effort for a business to distinguish itself in the food industry. 
"Fast food" is in demand now more than ever. Snacks and "Finger Food" are still on the rise. In the modern catering business, the snack bar and the hot bar are frequently requested. Creativity, variation and new ideas are the essential elements for long-term customer loyalty. 
Seize this opportunity to profit from the technical expertise of our recognized and accomplished speakers. We offer sessions for butchers, butcher women, and managers. These seminars can optionally be held on-site at AVO's company-owned training center. Length may vary between an evening, one day, or three days.


We are a dynamic medium-sized company in the spice industry with headquaters in Belm near Osnabrück (Lower Saxony, Germany). In total, we have approximately 550 employees. Of the 70 field associates, approximately one third act exclusively as technical consultants, providing expert advice for traditional butchers and meat departments of the retailers. In the administrative office, sales department, lab and product development, a dedicated team of 105 person are employed.

AVO provides training in commercial professions, e.g., "industrial sales", and offers special on-the-job trainings for food technologists. Students who would like to serve an internship at AVO are always welcome.

We offer our employees a safe workplace, a positively-expanding business environment, good working conditions, comprehensive benefits and interesting development opportunities.







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