Reismühle Brunnen - your specialist for fair and ecologically produced rice
With 24 employees, we produce 12,000 tonnes of rice a year in Brunnen, Switzerland. More than half of this comes from sustainable cultivation - organic and fairtrade. The offer includes over 50 rice varieties from all over the world for retail, wholesale and industrial customers.
27.06.2018 - Activities Longgrain rice project Nanpara
We received news from our Longgrain and Basmati rice project in Nanpara/ Uttar Pradesh, India. Waterponds for irrigation have been built to prepare for the new rice season. The rice farmers and their families are happy about solar torches which were financed by Fairtrade premiums.
06.06.2018 - TotalSense
TotalSense, developed by Bühler, is a low cost rice quality analysis solution. This product enables an objective, consistent and reliable analysis of every rice variety. Additionally, it stands for the first step to the digitalization of the Reismühle because the Totalsense-App immediately gives a report of the analysis. Please find a more detailed description in this 'Customer testimonial'- Video, which has been shooted at the Reismühle.
08.05.2018 - Rice Fund Surin
The cooperative 'Rice Fund Surin' in Thailand celebrates its 25 year existence. This cooperative is a partner of our 'fair&good' project since 2011. We are looking forward to our future partnership.
Our gift was a traditional swiss bell with a personal engraving.
24.04.2018 - Video of our Project in India
Recently, we have visited our basmati rice farmers in Uttarakhand, India together with Manuel Sager from the DEZA (Swiss Board of Development and Collaboration) and Reto Conrad the CEO of Coop. The main focus of our visit was the water project, which is supported by the DEZA and the Coop sustainability funds. This project is an important part of our basmatirice-project, which promotes the ecological use of water. Please find a more detailed description of the project in this new Coop video.
26.02.2018 - Integration award
We are happy to announce that we have received the integration award 2018! We enable disabled people the re-integration into employment. The award show took place on the 10th of April.
05.04.2018 - Sustainability projects in India
Reismühle Brunnen, Helvetas, Coop, DEZA and my climate support three projects in India in order to improve the living conditions and to facilitate the workaday life of the farmers. We engage in the organic rice project, the waterproject and the biogas plant project. The waterproject and the organic rice project reduce the water use, increase the harvest net return and benefits the rice farmers. The biogas plants are advantageous because they produce organic dung and are environmentally friendly.
05.04.2018 - 25 year anniversary of Coop naturaplan
Coop Naturaplan is celebrating its 25 year anniversary. This label stands for sustainable and environmentally friendly groceries. Many of our rice products are in organic and fairtrade quality and are available in the naturaplan- assortment.
27.03.2018 - The first rice terraces in Switzerland
Reismühle Brunnen has grown the first rice terraces in Switzerland in collaboration with the Tropenhaus Wolhusen. You can learn more about rice, its different growing stages, its origin and its importance on a tour in the Tropenhaus. The rice is grown sustainably and water-saving. We are happy to have been able to realise this project and give an insight in the daily life of our rice farmers in Asia.
20.12.2017 - Introduction of Foodboard
The packages of Coop's own brands have been replaced by Foodboard. This is a cardboard with a barrier to prevent the migration of mineraloils and is therefore perfectly suitable for groceries. This new packages are 100% recyclable and therefore environmentally friendly. Our goal is to fully switch our range in folding boxes to Foodboard.
13.12.2017 - Reorganization of Reismühle Brunnen/Nutrex
As of 1 January 2018, the two companies Reismühle Brunnen and Nutrex will be merged at the organizational level and will operate under the name Reismühle Brunnen/Nutrex. The reason for the merger is the administrative optimization in the fields of sales, purchasing and quality management.
The administration will be based in Brunnen, Canton Schwyz. The two production sites will remain Busswil, Canton Berne, for vinegar, and Brunnen, Canton Schwyz, for rice. The Nutrex office in Busswil will be occupied until 30 April 2018 during the transitional phase.
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