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Largest confectionery consultant in the world, with food & pharmaceutical capabilities and expertise

100+ years of industry experience

52+ years of continuous service to clients

Holder of 87 Patents

Significant International Experience - clients in Central / South America, Asia, Europe & Africa

Unmatched Experience: Knechtel was incorporated in 1955. Knechtel's professionals bring over 100 years of combined industry experience

Unique Technical Expertise : Network of more than 300 experts across a broad array of disciplines: Chemists, Engineers, Pharmacists, Medical Doctors, Nutritionists, Microbiologists, Quality Assurance / Control and Sanitation professionals

Excellent Facilities: From bench top to full scale production, Knechtel's equipment and 27,000 sq. foot facility enables us to produce snacks foods by extrusion, and baking

Confidentiality Assured: We have fully developed policies and procedures to maintain our client's confidentiality

History of Knechtel
KNECHTEL is a full-service international food, confectionery and pharmaceutical consultant firm. After his early retirement from Marshall Field’s in 1955, Herbert Knechtel set up the company in Chicago, and in 1957 moved it to Skokie. Having spent the greater part of his life in the candy industry, Herb wanted to assist clients to spot opportunities and savor success in their endeavors!