Christian Ditlev Ammentorp Hansen (1843-1916). Christian Ditlev Ammentorp Hansen, a Danish pharmacist, founder of Chr. Hansen. He revolutionized the production of wholesome dairy products in the 1870’s. Painting by Knud Larsen 1913
Chr. Hansen Laboratories, Lübeck, Germany 1930. Chr. Hansen offices were set up Germany in 1926 and the factory was set up in 1936 in Lübeck. During WWII the offices were damaged during bombing, but the factory escaped relatively unharmed.