The history of Hellwege began back in 1968 as a small coffee roasting company with several branches in northern Germany. Gradually, the coffee assortment was supplemented by some articles from the spirits sector - with complete success! And it was so successful that over the years the decision was made to concentrate exclusively on spirits. In addition, the changing difficult market conditions in the coffee segment were decisive for the end of the coffee roasting business.
This was the beginning of the Hamburg-based spirits wholesaler Hellwege. The company founder, Jan-Ove Hellwege, who was always respected in the industry as a Hanseatic businessman, gradually built up a worldwide distribution and procurement network that enabled him to offer spirits at extremely competitive prices in the German market. This remains a Hellwege trademark to this day.
Today, Hellwege Spirituosen & Wein Vertriebs-GmbH is one of the leading suppliers of spirits, sparkling wine, champagne and wine in the intermediate wholesale trade with a range of almost 3,000 articles. In addition to the traditional trade brands, rarities, special editions and exclusive or limited spirits round off the portfolio. Customers include numerous specialist wholesalers, specialty shops, as well as independent retailers and retail centers. Increasingly, online retailers are expanding the customer base.
On the procurement side, Hellwege works very closely with the well-known brand suppliers in the spirits industry, but also continues to use its excellent contacts to countless procurement sources throughout Europe.
Hellwege Spirituosen und Wein Vertriebs-GmbH, based in Wedel, is a 100% subsidiary of the Dutch group B&S International, which specializes exclusively in the worldwide trade of luxury goods (perfume, cosmetics), spirits and pharmaceuticals. As a result, Hellwege Spirituosen & Wein Vertriebs-GmbH today guarantees access to a wide variety of purchasing sources in order to be able to offer you, the customer, optimum conditions.