Quality and security since 1946
The Mauthner Group, a family business in the second & third generation, is a reliable partner for farmers, commerce and processors. Commitment, flexibility, personal support and stability mark our strong points – and are the advantages for our customers. Our interest in new challenges and transnational trade is our incentive, our high-quality awareness is our compass. As an owner-managed company, it is important to us to meet our customers and suppliers on eye level. This is our definition of sustainability.
In 1946, the merchant Fritz Mauthner opened a dealership for groceries and agricultural commodities. Right from the start, the dualism of regionality and internationality was distinctive: regional trading partners as well as international contacts for import and export.
The headquarters on Parkring in Vienna was acquired in 1963, followed by the purchase of Probstdorfer Saatzucht in 1968. Over the decades, Mauthner developed Probstdorfer Saatzucht into a leading company in the field of research- and production of cereal seeds.
After the death of founder Fritz Mauthner in 1988, his daughters Dr. Maria Gohn-Mauthner and Dipl.-Kfm. Elisabeth Gürtler-Mauthner took over the business and reorganized the company group. The Mauthner Group expanded their dedication to seeds with the acquisition of HESA Saatengroßhandlung in 1990.
In the year 2000, the Mauthner Group expanded to Hungary and took over the local grain trader Karintia Kft. In the same year, Probstdorfer Saatzucht and competitor Saatbau Linz joined their breeding programs and founded Saatzucht Donau as a corporate breeding company. In the following years, Saatzucht Donau developed into a reputable pan-European breeder of cereals, canola and soybean.
In Romania, Probstdorfer Saatzucht Romania was founded in 2004, operating their own multiplication farm and seed processing facility.
In 2011, Mauthner Bio was established, a trade department for the concentrated marketing of organic grains. One year later, Mauthner founded ATE, a company specializing in the trade of malting barley. Hofer Agrarhandel, a local retailer for agricultural products and a compound fodder plant situated in Eggendorf near Wiener Neustadt, was acquired in the same year. In 2014, the subsidiary company Danube Agro was founded in the Ukraine.
After the withdrawal of Elisabeth Gürtler-Mauthner in 2015, all of the company shares were passed to family Gohn. The next step into foreign markets was in 2016, with the foundation of subsidiary company Mauthner doo in Croatia. In 2019, Mauthner doo acquired the silo facility Koprivnica.