About us

A family business with tradition and foresight

For more than 40 years, Cavendish & Harvey have dedicated themselves to the creation of mouth-watering confectionery delicacies. From the selection of the finest ingredients and the creation of exquisite recipes, right through to our rigid quality standards, our guiding principle always takes pride of place: The creation of selected confectionery jewels that make it hard to resist temptation.

As a family-run business with our headquarters in Kaltenkirchen, Germany, we provide customers in over 80 countries around the world with an unrivalled confectionery experience. We produce over 2.2 billion pieces of confectionery, in more than 25 million tins, every year. Eighty per cent of our products are exported, making us a truly global brand.

By instinct and inclination we are confectioners, dedicated to creating an irresistible moment of bliss for all those who indulge in our products. We take pride in our brands and products. This is our credo. It means the world to us. Cavendish & Harvey: Confectionery for Connoisseurs


1932 Paul Schmedding opens his trading company in northern Germany
1959 English confectionery products are added to the German product portfolio
1977 Tin packaging is introduced. Tins are convenient and offer protective storage. Tins preserve their contents naturally, without preservatives, and are 100% recyclable.
1977 Cavendish & Harvey Ltd, London, is founded – our brand name is born
1983 Relocation to Hamburg
1984 Our new factory in Kaltenkirchen opens for packing operations
1991 We start producing our own hard candies
1995 Expansion of our factory in Kaltenkirchen
1998 Change of name to Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery GmbH
2002 Integration into the Berlin-based, family-owned Boettger Gruppe, a medium-sized group of companies
2007 75th company anniversary
2012 Brand repositioning: Cavendish & Harvey. Confectionery for Connoisseurs
2017 40th brand anniversary
2018 Brand Relaunch with improved recipes and packaging

The Confectionery Company

The art of confectionery making has a long tradition at Cavendish & Harvey. Using only natural flavours and colours, our confectioners carefully transform selected ingredients into mouth-watering confectionery creations. Our exquisite recipes come alive at our Competence Centre in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

Quality assurance is firmly embodied in our organisation and lies at the heart of our daily work.  We are committed to avoiding the use of genetically modified organisms or raw materials.

It is this blend of experience and passion that defines our quality standards. For us, it is only appropriate that our confectionery products carry the label “Made in Germany”.

Thinking beyond borders

Here. There. Everywhere.

Cavendish & Harvey is one of the few German confectionery brands known globally. We export to more than 100 countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and Africa.

Click one of the links listed below to see the countries we export to.

Long-standing family traditions and professionalism: The Boettger Gruppe

Cavendish & Harvey is a proud member of the family-owned Boettger Gruppe, a medium-sized group of companies in Germany with a diversified business portfolio embracing the sugar industry, confectionery, logistics and real estate. Part of this diversification strategy was the acquisition of Cavendish & Harvey in 2003.