In the Emmental

In 1846, at the heart of renowned Emmental, the Bichsel family laid the cornerstone in place for a long milling tradition. At that time no one had thought of cornflakes and wheat pops. Corn, oats and wheat were processed in a simple way to produce foodstuffs.

At the beginning of the 20th century the family operation was transformed into a limited company with a new site on the railway line in Lützelflüh.

The oat mill

As the first manufacturer of oat flakes in Switzerland, it made sense for KENTAUR to seek to open up to a wider audience with the nutritional line Dr. Bircher-Benner's, in the form of a ready-to-eat muesli.

Over time and with a change in nutritional habits, the company developed into a leading producer of flakes and pops.


It all started with oat flakes...

Packaging line

Once ultra-modern - the packaging division at KENTAUR. Taken in the 1930s.

Dr. Bircher-Benner

KENTAUR was the first producer of the world-renowned Bircher-Benner mix for a wider public.

Large and small

Large and small alike were soon delighted with the well-known Kentaur flakes.


KENTAUR has remained faithful to the production site in Lützelflüh for many years.


Healthy nutrition has long been a focus of KENTAUR products.


Sponsoring sports was focal to Kentaur's advertising in the 1940s.

KENTAUR today...

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CH-3432 Lützelflüh / Schweiz

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