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ültje - the leading brand for peanuts

tradition, taste
& quality!

ültje - the company


a centuries-long tradition

ültje is a leading brand in the market for peanuts and nut specialities. 95% of consumers in Germany know and love the innovative brand.


Tradition, taste and quality

The history of the company, which manufactures the traditional brand, stretches back to 1867 with the entry of Russell KG in Emden’s trade register.

The company belonging to the founder Alfred Russell was initially in business as an import and wholesale agent. From 1949 onwards, Russell’s followers were the first to roast peanuts in Emden. They sold them under the brand name ‘ültje’.

In 1966, they cooperated with the Oetker Group to which they belonged from 1985 to 1997. In the year 2000, ültje was integrated into Europe’s biggest nut group, ‘The Nut Company’, which in turn merged with Intersnack in 2008 to form the ‘Intersnack-Group’.

The ültje hit: 'Just standing here and singing'

In the 140 year history of the company, the healthy snack was not just a hit in Germany – today, the nuts are also available in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia. The nut’s TV commercial became well remembered due to its catchy jingle: Who doesn’t know the famous ültjemann with his street vendor’s tray and the song ‘Just standing here and singing…’? The first TV commercial with the cult figure from 1989 made the healthy snack better known. In 1996, even the TV presenter Stefan Raab sang the well known song and adopted a part in the advertising campaign.

The range of nuts: Experience exclusive moments eating ültje nuts

As a healthy energy provider among snacks, nothing can surpass the well-loved kernels. What would a party or a film evening be without the enjoyable snack sensation? The ültje brand offers an attractive and modern range of nut specialities to the lovers of crunchy kernels and those who want to be. The range will be continually expanded to include new, interesting products. In the meantime, the well-loved classics – roasted and salted peanuts – have been joined by other tasty varieties: roasted without oil, unsalted peanuts as well as nut mixes in different compositions and flavours. At the highest level of quality, snacks from ültje are perfect for every occasion and taste!

Contact us

You have a question or you are interested in a product of the ültje product world?

ültje GmbH
Binnerheide 28
58239 Schwerte

Phone: +49-2304-472-900
Fax: +49-2304-472-243

Represented by its management directors, Guido Wolf and Alwin W.J. van Eijken. Place of business at before mentioned address, registered at the trade register of the local court of the city of Hagen. Register number HRB 4990, international tax ID: DE 124887870.