Our history

The founder of Migros, Gottlieb Duttweiler, laid the foundation in 1928, when delivery boycotts forced Migros to establish its own manufacturing network and add to its production facilities. The Migros Group owns M-Industry and is its main customer. As the largest retailer in Switzerland, Migros employs over 100,000 people, which also makes it the country’s largest private employer. Sales in the Migros Group reached 27.4 billion Swiss francs in 2015.


M-Industry company film

Growing presence at home and abroad

M-Industry has evolved over the decades into a high-performing industrial group and continues to grow at home and abroad. In Switzerland its focus is on potential in the catering industry and convenience stores, as well as within the Migros Group.

M-Industry is gradually strengthening its international presence and currently has sales locations and its own subsidiaries in Germany, England, France, Italy, Canada, USA, Japan and China. Strategic acquisitions abroad additionally consolidate its presence and position on the market.

Milestones in the development of an industrial group



M-Industry has also made strategic acquisitions, for example in 2009, with Bina’s takeover of Gastina in Vorarlberg for convenience foods and fresh pasta products. Or in 2010, when Mibelle took over the British company Hallam Beauty (now Mibelle Limited), extending an already strong position in the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and hygiene products internationally. In 2014, the takeover of SweetWorks Inc. strengthened the market position in North America in the chocolate/gum segment. The innovative joint venture KM Seafood GmbH has been part of the Micarna Group since 2015 and is committed to producing fresh and sustainable quality products that are available all year round. In 2015, Delica launched Total Capsule Solutions (TCS) in Ticino, a subsidiary specialising in the production of private label capsules and development of new capsule products.