The birch tree can grow up to 30 metres in height and is immediately recognisable with its black and white bark. It is a powerful tree, deeply rooted in the ground, can withstand storms and its wood is both sturdy and flexible. The birch blends perfectly into the landscape, but it is prominent too.
At DRAPAL we feel a connection with the birch. After all, we are deeply rooted in tradition too – we have been producing our plant extracts and health-promoting products of the best quality since 1948.
And we follow the natural cycle of things. The founder of the company Wilhelm A. Drapal handed over the company to his son Michael, who then passed it to Marcus Drapal in 2005. Today DRAPAL is an independent company with sales partners in Germany, Switzerland and Hungary.
At DRAPAL we are autonomous and have established wonderful roots far and wide – in terms of international business relationships. DRAPAL is Austria’s biggest biggest plant extract producer. When Marcus Drapal’s grandfather began to devote himself to the precious power of nature, and to make it accessible to everyone in a manner that was straightforward and direct, the concepts of a healthy diet and ‘organic’ were completely unheard of.
Nobody had heard of detox, clean eating or superfoods. Yet DRAPAL products were widely recognised.
We might even say now that they were trendy before there even was any trend. We are however under no illusion; DRAPAL was never ‘in’. That doesn’t bother us one bit. Quite the contrary! We think that’s really great, because DRAPAL will then never be ‘out’ either.
Trends are short-lived; the hype vanishes as quickly as it arrived. Genuine quality remains.
The birch tree is highly prized by DRAPAL for other reasons too. Its leaves contain essential oils, iron, iodine and calcium, while its sap is helpful for rheumatism. We adore nettles too. And dandelion, mistletoe, watercress, garlic and celery. And sea buckthorn. You might even say that we like everything. After all, we know what they contain – and our extracts are carried out in the gentlest possible manner. High quality plants are hand-picked and cleaned with Untersberg spring water; after their dip in the stainless steel vat, some are wrapped in sheets – and hydraulically pressed.
By the by, a birch tree can easily live to 100. Maybe we can too – with the power of nature.
A DRAPAL plant extract keeps in the fridge for around a week. This sounds astonishing in these times of long shelf life foods. Yet at the same time it is proof that all that is in there is natural – and nothing else. No chemicals. No preservatives. No sugar and no alcohol. Actually, the list of things that are not added to our products is longer than the ingredient list.
The plant itself is the active ingredient. It doesn’t need any additive.
When in 1948 Wilhelm A. Drapal laid the foundation stone for the successful history of the company, concepts such as ‘a healthy diet’ and ‘organic’ were practically unknown, and certainly were not a trend.
He recognised the precious power of nature early on, something which in our times is increasingly sought after – and found too of course. In 1979 Michael Drapal took over the company from his father. The take-over of ‘Dr. Hayek’s Pflanzensäfte’ and further expansion of our imported brand sector are just a few examples of his successful company management. In 2005 Marcus Drapal, the 3rd generation, took over the company and its management.
Today DRAPAL is an independent company with sales partners in Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. As well as being a producer, we are also the Austrian importer for renowned brands. DRAPAL is also Austria’s biggest plant extract producer.
GMP is a quality assurance system in the production of medications, active ingredients as well as cosmetics and foods. GMP certification guarantees total purity during manufacture. The origins of the integrated HACCP concept lie with NASA, who sought to ensure the safety of food manufactured for astronauts.
The AUSTRIA BIO GARANTIE seal denotes 100% organic quality. A QM system naturally ensures consistent inspection and transparency.
For you, GMP, HACCP and organic certifications signify the purity and fastidious quality of all DRAPAL products.