About us

From can manufacturer to full-service partner

One of the oldest packaging companies in Europe

Dosen-Zentrale Züchner GmbH, Hilden (DZH), is a wholesaler for sheet metal, glass and plastic packaging. We supply intermediaries, resellers and B2B end customers in the market segments retail/food retail, food trade and hospitality as well as bottlers and distributors of chemical/technical products (paints, lacquers, construction chemicals etc.).

Building on a company and family history that dates back to 1797, we now serve well-known companies in 20 countries worldwide. Around 140 employees generate a turnover in the mid double-digit million range on a storage area of 35,000 square meters. Our headquarters are in Hilden, near Düsseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. Managing director is Sven Claus, owner/managing director is Fritz Andreas Züchner, the seventh generation of entrepreneurs to represent the "Züchners". Our unique selling points are the breadth and depth of our product ranges for the respective business areas/target groups, the development and implementation of customer-specific sales solutions and a broad range of services and fulfilment options.

An intensive, partly personal acquaintance and business relationship with almost all companies in the German food retail trade, supermarkets, discounters, garden and DIY markets on the one hand, and food tradesmen, wholesalers and intermediaries as well as self-marketers and bottlers on the other hand, open up corresponding sales channels. This makes the company a link between manufacturers and bottlers and resellers. Our comprehensive range of services results in an unmatched market position.

With our own graphics department, an in-house digital print shop for adhesive labels and customised finishing services, we offer additional added value from a single source.

Our history

You can find out more about our family and company history here: History​​​​​​​