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Natec-Hochland and Gold Peg join forces under the Hochland Group

We are pleased to announce that Natec and Gold Peg are both now operating under the Hochland Group umbrella.

As two of the world’s largest and most reputable food processing equipment companies, the fusion of Natec and Gold Peg under the Hochland Group name signals a new  and exciting future for food production!

The coming together of these two global businesses unifies worldwide thought leadership in the processed cheese production sector.

We want to take the time to introduce you to the Hochland Group and Natec, including a brief history of both companies as well as their prominence in the global cheese manufacturing and processing industry.

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About Hochland Group

Hochland Group has been operating for more than 90 years and is a family-run business centered on cheese expertise. From day one, it has focused exclusively on the production, refinement, and sale of cheese.

Hochland Group facts

  • 13 production sites across Europe and North America
  • More than 4400 employees
  • Hochland cheese is sold in more than 30 countries

The Group is based in the German municipality of Heimenkirch which is in the beautiful region of Allgäu. Allgäu is located about 100km southwest of Munich, close to the Austrian border.

About Natec

Natec was founded in 1927 under the Hochland name, but it wasn’t until 1974 that Hochland founded its own equipment manufacturing facility. This facility was the birth of Natec.

The Natec facility is located right by the Hochland cheese production site in Heimenkirch.

Natec food processing equipment


The Natec FreePack machinery produces individually wrapped process cheese slices (IWS).




The Natec FreeSlice is the new generation of producing Slice On Slice (SOS) products, replacing the old chill roll system.

The FreePack and FreeSlice are perfect complements to the RotaTherm®. They integrate perfectly and seamlessly in your factory as they have under the Hochland group umbrella.

About Gold Peg

Striving for global success from day one, Gold Peg is a renowned market-leader when it comes to Direct Steam Injection (DSI) continuous cooking solutions.

Gold Peg food processing equipment



The benefits of continuous cooking are plentiful, and with Gold Peg’s RotaTherm®, many different food types can be produced, including:

  • Processed cheese
  • Meat
  • Sauces, soups and dips
  • Baby food
  • Analogue mozzarella

Discover more cooking applications here.

In processed cheese, the RotaTherm® is the cooking equipment of choice around the world.



Gold Peg’s GPiCS system is designed specifically for the production of high quality natural mozzarella, string cheese, and pasta filata.

The GPiCS is ideal for sensitive products like mozzarella and its major pull is that is requires NO bath cook water, saving you (and the environment!) millions of litres of water every year.

Gold Peg also manufactures and distributes a variety of ancillary equipment to create (and support) your food processing line. Explore Gold Peg’s ancillary equipment here.

interpack 2017

Gold Peg and Natec exhibited together for the fisrt time at interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany from the 4th to 10th May 2017.

Showing our Success Generating Food Technology!

Introducing a new look!

Both Natec and Gold Peg debuted new looks at interpack 2017. Here’s our new logos. What do you think of them?

natec gold peg logo

We have come togther under the group name of the ‘Natec Network’.
Our new web presence is at

We look forward to meeting with you. Until then, why not catch up on our blog?

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April 18th, 2017|