It all began with the opening of David Sprüngli’s small confectionery in Zurich. The business grew quickly thanks to Sprüngli’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for chocolate. Sprüngli soon became renowned among chocolate manufacturers.
The new century started off strong for Lindt & Sprüngli, though it was not without its challenges. Despite the First World War, the Swiss chocolate industry flourished with Lindt & Sprüngli playing a significant part in its success. By 1915, the majority of the output was exported abroad. Even during the Second World War, Lindt & Sprüngli did not sacrifice its dedication to quality. At the end of the war – coincidentally our 100-year anniversary – sales rose rapidly again.
The company continued to grow in all key markets with subsidiaries and distributor businesses. Today, Lindt & Sprüngli is number 1 in the global premium chocolate market and well-known for its chocolate classics.
Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to creating fresh new flavours that inspire consumers while maintaining the highest quality in every product. The turn of the century saw a wealth of new, delicious chocolate creations and exciting initiatives that continue to bring the world of Lindt closer to you.