Our History



The family company is founded by Peter H. Leibold. The first pellet plant is constructed in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.



German Pellets builds two more production facilities in Ettenheim and in Herbrechtigen (Baden-Württemberg)



The sister-company German Horse Pellets GmbH is created. It develops and produces animal hygiene products from wood-based materials.



Through acquisitions and increases in production, production capacity rises to over a million tons of wood pellets a year.



German Pellets acquires FireStixx and its namesake's pellet label; in doing so, it gains one of the leading quality brands in Europe.



German Pellets acquires Hot'ts group, expanding its market share in Austria. The construction of the first US plant in Texas begins.


The construction of the Texas plant is completed and the construction of a second in Louisiana begins.


German Pellets acquires Heizwert/Austria. With an annual quantity of 35,000 tons of sold wood pellets the company is one of the largest and most important dealers of Austria.


Commissioning of the second pellet mill in the United States located in Urania, Louisiana.