About us


Founded in Kiel in 1892, the Bartels-Langness Group (Bela for short) has remained owner-operated for four generations.


Product range, environmental protection and sustainability have received numerous prizes and awards.


Real Estate

We offer attractive rental spaces and are also looking for properties to buy, to rent or for lease.



Introduction to a successful, family-run company in the German retail sector.

About Us

The Bartels-Langness Handelsgesellschaft (trading company) is commonly abbreviated to “Bela”. We have been around for over 120 years! We clearly know our trade very well, as we have managed to succeed in the competitive arena and steadily develop further.

We, the Bela staff, consisting of more than 15,000 men and women, stand behind our company, which is owner-operated by Dr Hermann Langness in the fourth generation.

Our core business is the food wholesale and retail trade. In northern Germany 86 famila department stores, more than 30 Markant markets and diverse bakery branches, among others, belong to the Bela company group. In addition to this, we supply customers throughout Germany and across the Globe.

Are you looking for a reliable and experienced partner? Would you like to choose from a range of more than 40,000 products? With us you'll find everything - from apples to zwieback. An experienced team helps you from the start, and continues to be at your side with advice and aid.

If your shelves are full and you are satisfied – only then we’ve done our job.

If you are seeking a challenge for your professional life with a reliable employer, you are perfect for us. Or are you just entering a career and would like to start training? We offer both these things. Motivated people are always welcomed by us, regardless of background or qualifications. Our current job offers and information on the various training programmes can be found here.

What do we do differently? We work assiduously and above all engage with the areas of environment, sustainability and product expertise. And we're not just saying that, it is confirmed by the many awards that our company has already received.

Have a good time surfing our website and we hope to soon be able to greet you either in our team or as a customer!

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