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DAT-Schaub was founded in 1893 in Esbjerg, Denmark with only 4 employees cleaning and selecting Danish hog casings. From the modest start the company grew together along with the Danish slaughterhouses, expanding throughout the next 120 years. Over the decades, DAT-Schaub has been active in food trade and food service business, however from 2002, the focus has been on natural and artificial casings, ingredients, packaging and machinery.

Casing Associates

In 1918, Louis Schwartz, 14 years old, was one of nine children. He started to work in a slaughter after hours to help keep his family afloat. He was provided with the opportunity to clean the intestines after work for one penny per piece. That value was instilled in him and he eventually left to work for his first casing company, Hamburg Casing, in 1928. Louis had a long and successful career at Hamburg until 1955 when he decided to start his own business, Casing Associates. In the late 1960’s his sons Philip and Donald Schwartz joined the company to help accommodate its growth. The complimenting skill sets of the Schwartz brothers allowed Casing Associates to grow in an international producer and supplier. In 2009, Casing Associates partnered with DAT to become the official distributor of Danish casings in North America.

Wolfson Casing Corporation

More than 100 years ago Eleazer Wolfson founded Wolfson Casing Corporation and dedicated himself to producing the worlds finest natural casings at the best possible price. The third generation family members Monte Wolfson and Steven Bardfield embraced the ideals of its founders and developed the organization into an international producer and supplier. The fourth generation members David and Ricky Gordon took major steps to redefine quality selection and expand the sales forces to the furthest reaches of the globe. Prior to forming DCW Casing, Wolfson had already secured its position as the number one producers and sellers of hog casing in North America.

Why DCW casing?

It is not uncommon in business to hear the words “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. There is certainly wisdom in that statement, however often innovation can improve upon productivity as well as cut down on costs. DCW Casing works with several thousand customers worldwide from major distributors to local sausage makers. Our goal is to identify the specific needs of a customer in order to recommend the ideal casing for their specific application. Traditionally, the main focus put upon casings manufacturers was related to how many pounds per hank the casing will stuff. Though this is certainly an important factor, a new emphasis is being place on topics such as pounds per hours, percentage of rework, and avoidance of worker fatigue.

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Pursuing perfection since 1893

Perfect is a big word. Too big, you may say, for anything made by man. And then again, something happens when you get a sausage where the casing fits to the millimetre. Something you don’t have to be a professional to understand. It’s only human to do your best. We do it every day. For more than a century, we’ve been processing natural casings. Quality is at the core or our craftsmanship – and the source of our passion for perfection. From our natural and artificial casings, to our innovative ingredient blends, our borderless logistics and our nose-to-tail approach to sustainability, everything we do is driven by passion, purpose and pride. And the results show on your bottom line.


Logistics & expertise

The global group with the local touch. The DAT-Schaub Group is a multinational company with local branches in 18 countries and more than 3800 dedicated employees. Encoded in our DNA,
our passion for perfection is embedded in everything we do and comes through in every culture we touch.

Persistent round-the-clock logistics

Whatever recipes you’re developing and producing, and no matter where you are in the world, we can always help you source the exact casings you’re looking for. Even in times of global uncertainty, our staunch supply-chain commitment ensures your shipments arrive in the right condition at the right time – every time.

The most extensive expertise in the casing industry

Nobody knows the consumer better than you. You know their preferences and how best to cater to them. And we can support you with our expertise in the sausage production process.

Our experienced sales team can collaborate with your team to co-create new products for your market. We’ll start with getting a nuanced understanding of your needs and work closely together to achieve the best solution for your products.