Elementar Hamburg - Service, Production, Sales, Food Additives

The Company

We, elementar GmbH, are a commercial enterprise active on an international scale in areas involving the food industry. We are familiar with the market in its full diversity ranging from small and mid-sized companies all the way to global players.

An added quality to food!

We view ourselves as the binding link between producers and consumers all over the world. Due to our business relationships going back many years it is possible for us to build bridges between markets in the Far East and Europe. That’s why we feel right at home on the markets of the future in an international world of trade and commerce.
The EU is our home market. We make use of the opportunities that a united Europe offers because we know and understand these markets. State-of-the-art communication tools enable us to achieve rapid understanding and the speedy exchange of information. On the other hand, for us nothing can replace the direct contact to customers and to production plants in producer countries. Cultivating and expanding these personal relationships on all levels is a fundamental element of our business principle.
Clustered competences offer major advantages. Our offer to you:

  • Customer-specific contract completion
  • Immediate delivery capability through modern warehouse and inventory management
  • Flexible designing of delivery dates
  • Continuous delivery of articles procured
  • Quality assurance through batch-related cerificates of analysis and in-house quality management


  • For more than 10 years we have been supplying food additives to production operations in the candy, beverage, flour and spice industries, as well as for meat and fish processing.

    You can find our current delivery programme here. For further information, please click on the desired term. Do you have any questions about our products? Please ring us up or send us an e-mail. We would be glad to answer all of your questions.


    • Ascorbic Acid BP / USP - E 300 / Vitamin C
    • Calcium Ascorbate - E 302
    • Erythorbic Acid FCC - E 315
    • Sodium Ascorbate FCC / USP - E 301
    • Sodium Erythorbate FCC - E 316

    • Calciumchloride Hexahydrate – E 509
    • Calcium Lactate - E 327
    • Mono Sodium Glutamate min. 99 % - E 621
    • I + G
    • IMP Inosinate Monophosphate

    • Malic Acid DL FCC - E 296
    • Calcium Lactate - E 327
    • Potassium Sorbate BP - E 202
    • Sodium Acetate - dehydrate - E 262
    • Sodium Di Acetate - E 262
    • Sodium Disulphide - E 223
    • Sodium Benzoate BP - E 211
    • Sorbic Acid FCC - E 200

    • Ascorbic Acid BP / USP - E 300
    • Sodium Ascorbate FCC / USP - E 301

    • Calcium Lactate - E 327
    • Glucono Delta Lactone FCC - E 575
    • Potassium Lactate - E 326
    • Sodium Carbonate USP - E 500 i
    • Sodium Lactate - E 325
    • Tartaric Acid - E 334

    • Ascorbic Acid BP / USP - E 300
    • Lactic Acid 80 % - E 270
    • Tri Calcium Citrate - E 333
    • Tri Potassium Citrate - E 332
    • Tri Sodium Citrate - E 331
    • Citric Acid Anhydrous BP - E 330
    • Citric Acid Monohydrate BP - E 330

    • Acesulfame K - E 950
    • Aspartame - E 951
    • Sodium Cyclamate - E 952
    • Sodium Saccharin 450-times BP - E 954
    • Xylitol - E 967

    • Dextrose Monohydrate - standard
    • Glucose Syrup
    • Lactose 200 mesh
    • Maltodextrine
    • Fructose
    • Glucose – dehydrate -

    • Ascorbic Acid / Vitamin C BP / USP - E 300
    • Pyridoxine / Vitamin B6 BP
    • Riboflavin / Lactoflavin - BP / USP / FCC - E 101
    • Riboflavin 5-Phosphate Sodium - E 101 a
    • Riboflavin 10 % / Dextrose - E 101
    • Thiamine / Vitamin B1 HCL BP
    • Thiamine / Vitamin B1 Mononitrate BP
    • Vitamin E Acetate 50 % CWD

    • Carboxymethyl Cellulose – E 466
    • Carrageenan - semi refined & refined
    • Guar Gum – E 412
    • Carob FCC – E 410
    • Konjac Gum – E 425 i
    • Sodium Alginate – E 401
    • Xanthan Gum - E 415

    • Beta Carotene
    • Carmine Powder 50%
    • Perhydrosqualene
    • Coenzyme Q10
    • L-Lysine HCL USP
    • Sodium Bi Carbonate PHR / fine – E 500
    • Bourbon Vanilla Essence
    • Vanillin
    • Maize Starch
    • Modified Starches
    • Wheat Starch
  • The Quality

    We work according to the highest standards. Our responsibility towards our customers and towards consumers demands that. Quality assurance through regular supplier audits and reviews along with long-term partnerships based on loyalty and mutual trust provide the security necessary for us and our customers. We enhance that security by implementing internal, standardised quality management. That enables us to offer our customers consistently high quality.

    We work exclusively with producers and suppliers who are able to provide ISO certifications and whose buildings, outdoor areas, plant systems, equipment and machinery comply with hygienic specifications pursuant to HACCP. The appropriate certificates and specifications, safety data sheets, GMO declarations and lists of allergens have been submitted to us. For us, compliance with the BSCI Code of Conduct is only natural.

    The packaging units for individual products are clearly marked with product names in English, E-number, batch number and their date of production and “best-before” date. Above and beyond these, corresponding analysis certification for each batch has been submitted to us. On request the certificates can gladly be sent along with each delivery.

    The storage of food additives takes place batchwise in storage units suited to match the products. Our warehouse works according to the principle “first-in first-out”. Deliveries to the warehouse take place in alignment with batch stipulations. Our delivery note display the respective product batches as well as the “best-before” dates. That enables us to ensure complete traceability.
  • Qualität / Reach

    backThe corporate philosophy of elementar GmbH is not to impose any restrictions upon itself. Food additives utilised exclusively as such and not for any other purposes, for example in the chemical industry, are fundamentally exempted from mandatory registration pursuant to Art. 2 No. 5 b.i. and No. 6 d.i. of the EC Regulation No. 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation). As we would like to continue to process all requests from existing and new customers in the food industry and the chemical industry, we have taken the precaution to pre-register all products imported by us. The production plants we work with have also had themselves pre-registered so that full-scale compliance with the REACH obligation towards pre-registration is being fulfilled. However, should a certain legal security emerge in the course of further enactment phases of the REACH Regulation which no longer makes a full registration for our products necessary, we do reserve the right to refrain from such registration.

    If you have any further questions, our REACH coordinator, Sonja Jäckel, is gladly available to help you.

    Telephone: +49 40 - 67 96 92 0
    e-mail: reach@elementar-hamburg.de


elementar GmbH works together with long-standing partners who align their efforts perfectly with the appropriate product handling in each case. The partners’ fleets of vehicles, warehouses at logistically significant nodes and the base location itself in the port city of Hamburg guarantee that contracts are wrapped up from start to finish flexibly on schedule. Our broad spectrum of products is tailored to meet our customers’ wide-ranging demands. That, in turn, enables us to cluster individualised product packets.

We mesh competence with flexibility and speed. Our fields of business are structured in such a way that we are optimally prepared to fulfil our customers’ needs, wishes or specifications. Here too this enables us to react flexibly and individually to the tasks and challenges we face. It goes without saying that for us, only the highest quality prevails:

We provide for an effective leanness, acceleration and transparency of the individual work processes involved, and thus contribute towards saving costs for warehousing and transport, towards improving the environmental balance sheet, and towards reducing bureaucracy.

For Clients

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Thank you very much for the interest you have shown in our products. Here you can find specifications and additional quality assurance documents from elementar GmbH.

The Management

In this industry experience is elementary. Experience is the future.
Inge Wehling, our managing partner, has been active in the food additives trade for years. She has headed our seasoned team since 1998.

Sonja Jäckel is a lawyer and has been on the team at elementar GmbH since 2004. She has managed the company jointly with Inge Wehling since April 2008. As REACH co-ordinator, she is the person to contact for all questions regarding REACH. We at elementar GmbH know that our work is only as good as our team. And we are convinced that the quality of our work and the success of our company are made possible only through the skills, qualifications and motivated commitment displayed by the women and men on our staff.

This blend of experience, extensive market knowledge, dynamics and flexibility gives elementar GmbH that very special extra that our customers hold in such high esteem. We live tradition in the awareness that our accumulated experience and know-how form the basis for perspectives, innovation and unconventional ideas.


elementar GmbH
Service, Produktion, Vertrieb

Elbberg 6 • 22767 Hamburg • Germany

Telefon: +49 40 - 67 96 92-0
Telefax: +49 40 - 67 96 92-55


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elementar GmbH
Service, Produktion, Vertrieb
Elbberg 6 • 22767 Hamburg • Germany

Telefon: +49 40 - 67 96 92-0
Telefax: +49 40 - 67 96 92-55

Commercial Register:
Municipal Court of Hamburg, Registry No. HRB 679 56
VAT ID: DE 812 465 414

Managing directors: Inge Wehling
Sonja Jäckel

We exclusively supply commercial purchasers. It is impossible for private consumers to place any order.
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elementar GmbH takes the protection of data related to persons and companies very seriously. If you would like us to propose an offer or wish to apply for a vacant position, the data required shall be treated confidentially pursuant to German legislation for data protection. The content on the elementar website has been drawn up in a painstaking manner, albeit errors may nonetheless occur. We furthermore point out that the information contained on the pages of the elementar website is of a general nature and not co-ordinated to meet particular needs in an individual case. The content published on these pages merely serves informational purposes. The pages do not pose an offer towards the purchase of goods, and in particular neither these documents nor any of the elements thereof form the basis for a contract or any other obligations whatsoever. We assume no guarantee whatsoever for the currentness, correctness and completeness of information on external websites which are connected to the pages of the elementar website via links.
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