By applying for a trading license on 7 April 1905 Mr. Wilhelm Meinshausen started an agricultural trading company in Hamburg. Wilhelm Meinshausen GmbH was officially registered in the commercial register of the district court in Hamburg on 3 May 1910 as it has been a very successful business from the day it was started.

Since the company’s foundation - 100 years ago - Wilhelm Meinshausen GmbH has many national and international contacts in agricultural markets.
It has always been a priority for the company to build and maintain successful long-term relationships with its clients which are based on trust. This will always be the way in which Wilhelm Meinshausen GmbH will conduct business in the future.


On 16 May 1944 the company founder died in Laschendorf zu Waren an der Müritz. Since no successor was found in the family the company was owned and managed by various parties. Since 2005 Wilhelm Meinshausen GmbH is owned and managed by Mr. Ralf Schult.