A mainstay of Loacker leaves us
Armin Loacker, the pioneer of the succeeding industrial phase in Loacker, did not recover from a stroke and died on Sunday 20th January 2019 at the age of 78 years.
Armin Loacker was born on 02.02.1940 in Bolzano. He joined the pastry shop of his father Alfons Loacker in 1958 after completing his education as a confectioner and gathering experience abroad. After the death of his father, was continued and constantly expanded by the two sons, Armin and Rainer, and daughter Christine. Armin developed into a production and technology expert and his sister Christine into a sales and administration director. Rainer left the business at the end of the 70s to become a winegrower.
A man with vision and an innovative son of the founder Alfons Loacker, Armin was one of the pillars of the company. His open-mindedness and pragmatism helped pave the way for the success that Loacker has achieved over the years.
Loacker was more than just a name – his name – for him. Loacker was his life, and he devoted himself to it, body and soul, day after day, for over 60 years. He developed great innovations in terms of products and technology, helping a brand that was born in 1925, as a small pastry shop in the heart of Bolzano, on its path to greatness.
His headstrong will at times led him to make tough but ultimately highly successful decisions, such as that of transferring the company in 1974 to a height of 1,000 metres, up on the Renon plateau in the Italian Alps, far from the logistical conveniences of a city that was far too polluted at the time.
Quality was his mission. “Only natural, carefully selected ingredients could be used in his recipes. ‘Only if you use the best will you obtain the best’ was the motto that always accompanied his work, just as it does ours”, so his son Andreas Loacker, vice chairman of the board and management director. These are values handed down from generation to generation that still live on in his sons Andreas and Martin, but also in his esteemed nephew Ulrich Zuenelli, now at the helm of the family business.
He always worked shoulder to shoulder with his beloved sister Christine Loacker-Zuenelli, and together they created a world-leading company, which is first and foremost a great family for all those who are part of it.
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