The Peppermint Group

Peppermint develops sustainable and intelligent industrial products. The owner-managed industrial group, founded in 1997 and based in Berlin, employs around 700 people in Germany and other European locations. The company committed itself to sustainability years ago.

At Peppermint, we want to grow successfully, operate sustainably and support the society that sustains us.

The Management

The Management

The key to our success lies in our people. We are committed to ensuring that everyone at Peppermint can reach their full potential. We value the diversity of our team, where everyone should feel welcome.

Ingeborg Neumann

Founder & Managing Partner

Ingeborg is a respected representative of the German economy and advocates for sustainability, women in leadership positions and her passion for promoting art. As the first woman to head the German textil+mode Association and as Vice President of the Federation of German Industries, she is committed to a sustainable economic system. As founder of Peppermint, she is an experienced investor and fund manager in the field of venture capital.

Marcus Baumbach

Managing Partner

Marcus is an experienced entrepreneur and advanced negotiator who started his career in controlling and finance with international industrial companies. As Managing Partner of Peppermint Group, he focuses on developing the group and its people and improving operational excellence. As a passionate jazz musician, his life is closely linked to culture.


Peppermint Group Milestones

How it all began.


Founding of the Peppermint Group; this included the acquisition of spinning mill ZKS (yarn solutions since 1835), Jacquard weaving mill ERTEX (since 1883) and processing plant Color Textil.

since 2000

Engagement with Venture Capital

since 2001

Since 2001 the acquisition of the ZKS spinning mill in Miletin, Czech Republic.

since 2005

Jacquard weaving mill Ertex International is founded in Romania.


Major fire at the Color Textil printing and finishing plant in Frankenberg, business unit closed as a result of the fire.


Jacquard weaving mill Ertex International: New building and thus second production site in Codlea, Romania.


Merger of the food start-up TZAMPAS, founded in 2018, with ETHCL Food Labs and continuation of the TZAMPAS brand.


The first Peppermint Venture Capital Fund was successfully closed and as part of the transaction Peppermint Holding took over the investments in BICO Group AB.


After first investment in in 2019, Peppermint invests again in blockchain technology against product counterfeiting.


Peppermint celebrates 25 years of success.


Peppermint has acquired a majority stake in R3 Solutions, the expert in wireless machine communication.