History

1955:

Major Howard Morse Kelly and Herbert Rast establish the "First American Popcorn Company"

1965:

Establishment of the Kelly Ges.m.b.H.

1976:

Acquisition of the chips factory in Hollabrunn

1985:

Acquisition of the Feldbach bakery factory, the largest baking line for salt sticks in Europe. Purchase of the company’s own nut factory

1994:

Dr. Wolfgang Hötschl takes over management of the company

1996:

Opening of a modern logistics and administration center in Vienna

1997:

Take-over of the Bahlsen Picanterie salt range in Austria

2001:

Complete separation from Bahlsen following a split within the group

2003:

The chips factory is moved from Hollabrunn to Vienna

2008:

Kelly is part of the snack network of Intersnack. As a management unit Kelly is responsible for Austria, Slovenia, Adriatic, Italy and Switzerland.

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