Despite unfavorable conditions, the dairy and food group Uelzena from Northern Germany can look back at a satisfactory business year. At the General Meeting of Uelzena eG, Claus-Peter Witt, the outgoing Chairman of the Management Board and his successor Jörn Dwehus presented a mixed view on the 2016 business year. The Uelzena Group was able to hold its ground in spite of the volatile market and increase its sales slightly because of the strategic diversification of its product divisions. Sales rose by 0.6 percent to € 529 m. The sales volume for the main product groups rose by 2.4 percent to more than 221 m kg. In particular, sales in the strategic business fields, Ingredients and Instant Beverages saw a positive development. With targeted expansion of the business with industrial customers, the Uelzena Group will continue to assume a leading role in specific market segments. The number of employees increased to 693 (plus 30).