Employee Development

The employee retention department was integrated as its own division into the Kupfer group on 1st September 2018. The employee retention department is led by Max Kupfer, who also supports its operations. The main tasks of this department consist of increasing employee retention and improving the company image (for attracting new employees). In addition, the continual improvement of the working environment is a major goal.


  • Dedicated department for employee retention and recruitment 

  • VIP tickets for home games of the Bundesliga team 1.FC Nuremberg

  • Support for local clubs 

  • Kupfer

  • Strong support of apprentices with activities such as apprentice day, parents evening and BBQ night

  • Bundesliga Kicktipp (including bonuses)

  • Employee surveys and idea rallies (including bonuses)

  • Kupfer

  • Oktoberfest ticket draw

  • Cooperation with fitness studios in Neuendettelsau, Nuremberg, and Günthersleben.

  • Sport such as running courses, walking and football training 

  • Kupfer

  • E-bike and road bike rental 

  • Mentoring programme for new employees

  • Cooperation with schools of all kinds (middle schools, high schools, technical colleges, universities, vocational colleges)

  • Kupfer

  • Whole-department BBQ nights (Team nights)

  • Free sausage packages

  • Exclusive intranet for internal communication

  • Employee discount in the butcher’s market

  • Kupfer

  • Christmas party (raffle, tombola, gifts)

  • Bonuses (Employees nominate each other, up to 300 EUR)

  • New holiday regulations with up to 30 days (time account)

  • Kupfer

  • Capital contribution benefits

  • Employer Pension Scheme

  • Company health management (together with the AOK)

  • Employee magazine

  • Kupfer

  • Kiosk for food / kitchen with lounge area

  • Micro-loans for employees, language courses, employee housing

  • Department exchange

  • Kupfer

  • Further education (IT courses, rhetoric, etc.)

  • Company car for management

  • Free tea for production and packaging

  • Hans Kupfer & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG Sausage Specialities
    Mausendorfer Weg 11 · 91560 Heilsbronn
    Phone (+49) 09872/804-0 · Fax (+49) 09872/804-123

    Gebrüder Kupfer GmbH & Co. KG
    Marburger Straße 8 · D-90427 Nürnberg
    Phone: (+49) 0911/93618-0

    Ilmenauer Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG
    OT Günthersleben · Ebsdorfer Grundstraße 6
    D-99869 Drei Gleichen · Phone: (+49) 09872/804-0