Takeover of the traditional caterer

From left: Sven Häffner, Margret Stockheim, Gerald Rosendahl
From left: Sven Häffner, Margret Stockheim, Gerald Rosendahl

With the long-established Düsseldorf catering company Stockheim, contract caterer Aramark has gained a strong local partner in trade fair and event catering. As a shareholder, Aramark wants to contribute its experience to the long-term development of the company, according to a statement.

"We are very proud that Stockheim is becoming part of us and look forward to the resulting synergies and development opportunities for our joint business," explains Jürgen Vogl, CEO at Aramark. Shareholder and brand manager Carla Stockheim will continue to actively shape the fortunes of the family business in the new structure.
„Unsere Kunden und Gäste werden von unserer Partnerschaft spürbar profitieren.“
Carla Stockheim, Gesellschafterin und Brandmanagerin, Stockheim
She adds, "We're preserving the values Stockheim stands for and developing the company together with our new partner." With the cooperation, the companies want to lay a foundation for the future of employees, customers and business partners.

Margret Stockheim will remain associated with the company as a consultant. She took over as managing director in April 2019 and is confident that the company is well equipped for the future with the new structure: "We quickly realised that we had found the ideal partner in Aramark, who will make the most of our strengths and with whom we will be even better and more efficient in the future."

As an in-house caterer, Stockheim will continue to operate as a traditional trade fair and event caterer at the main Rheinterrasse and Messe Düsseldorf locations. "Stockheim as a local event caterer is a great addition to Aramark and a partner of equals," explains Sven Häffner, District Manager Aramark and Managing Director at Stockheim. "We are very much looking forward to working with them and welcome them to the Aramark family!"

Family business with tradition

The Stockheim company was founded 71 years ago by Heinz Stockheim in Düsseldorf. The company focuses in particular on the catering of the Düsseldorf Trade Fair and the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf, the gastronomy in the imposing, listed Rheinterrasse as well as the adjacent Rheinblick 33.
About Aramark
As a provider of catering and service management, Aramark is one of the leading service providers in this market in Germany. Around 9,400 employees work for for Aramark Holding Deutschland GmbH with headquarters in Neu-Isenburg. The second-largest catering company in Germany serves around 500 customers in the in the areas of company catering, sports, leisure and trade fair catering as well as hospital, senior citizen, school and nursery catering. In addition there are around 4,000 companies supplied by Aramark Refreshment Services. are supplied. The company's 2019 annual revenue estimates gv-praxis in Germany at € 588 million (+ 6.3 %). Aramark is thus Compass' No. 1 runner-up.