People are usually driven by personal motives, and that’s also exactly how our company came into being. Having grown up amid the protests and demonstrations of the late 1960s, Byodo founder Michael Mossbacher was – like many of his generation – searching for a meaningful function in life: a career with an emphasis on partnership, sustainable business and community.
The result: In 1985, Byodo was established with minimal starting capital but a wealth of dedication and enthusiasm. Despite the initial uncertainties, the concept of making a small contribution to the preservation of our Earth with organically produced goods prevailed. The company was one of the first in Europe to capture the hearts of fans of organic food with fresh, organic tofu and tempeh. The journey from those first soya products to the wide variety of products available today has been a long one with a whole host of milestones interspersed with countless baby steps, but our 100% passion, 100% conviction and 100% organic ingredients have never waned. And that promise doesn’t just extend to our products. An attention to detail, reliable professionalism and improved service confirmed time and time again by our partners are all key factors enthusiastically brought to life at Byodo.
From the very beginning, it was important to us to reconcile organic and enjoyment. Organic simply tastes better and that is often the best argument to win gourmets over to organic products in the long term. When Andrea Sonnberger joined the company in the early nineties, it became clear that together we could move trees. In 2019, founder Michael Moßbacher withdrew from the management. Andrea Sonnberger took over the management function, first alone and from 2020 together with founder's daughter Stephanie Moßbacher. At the end of 2021, Andrea Sonnberger said goodbye to the management and thus follows Michael Moßbacher into the active shareholder role. Stephanie Moßbacher has now been running the family business as sole managing director since Jan. 2022. Together with all of Byodo's committed employees, she is working to successfully pursue the idea of partnership with customers and suppliers. Because the name Byodo, freely translated from Japanese - "the common path" - is our daily incentive.
For us, Byodo product quality means quality of life. Based on this motto, we have now developed a wide range of enjoyable, organically produced products, which we market in trusting cooperation with our partners in the specialist natural food trade. With the Byodo CateringLine brand, we offer a fine selection of products for the catering trade and bulk consumers.
Our motivation is to continue to spoil you with enjoyable premium products of the best quality and thus to commit ourselves to preserving the basis of all our lives.
Yours, Stephanie Moßbacher
and the entire Byodo team