Michael and Margarethe Adler of Viernheim and their family take over the inn Gasthaus Hugel and the butcher’s shop on Lindenstrasse in Bonndorf.
Son Hans takes charge of the butcher’s and inn with his wife Liesel, and expands the sausage range.
Distance selling of Black Forest smoked products starts in the 1950s.
Peter Adler becomes the first to introduce Black Forest ham to the market.
The Adler inn is closed. The abattoir and cutting plant are built on the site still occupied by the company today.
Incorporation of the partnership Hans Adler OHG Schwarzwälder Fleischwaren. Son Peter Adler becomes a co-partner and systematically promotes the production of smoked products.
Adler adopts a new brand logo.
Hans Adler († 1976) steps down from the company for age reasons and his son Hansjörg joins the family business as a partner.
The first self-service pack of Black Forest ham slices comes off the production line.
Adler acquires the two companies Kinzigtäler Fleischwaren GmbH of Haslach and Schwarzwaldrauch GmbH of Achern, which are later merged under the name Schwarzwaldfleisch GmbH.
Focus on ham products is reinforced through construction of a dedicated plant in Achern and incorporation of the partnership Schinkenhof GmbH & Co. KG.
Black Forest Ham is registered as a protected geographical indication (PGI) by the European Union.
Hans Adler OHG and Schinkenhof GmbH & Co. KG are certified according to the International Food Standard.
Schwarzwaldfleisch introduces the brand name Adler SchwarzwaldArt for the premium range of ADLER specialties and gifts.
Dr. Hansjörg Adler leaves the company, while Peter Adler’s daughter Marie-Luise joins the family business as a partner.
To optimize energy consumption, Adler introduces an energy management system according to DIN EN IS 50001:2011.
Adler obtains USDA approval and exports Black Forest ham to the USA.
Hans Adler OHG is renamed Adler Schwarzwald GmbH & Co. KG.