Knechtel is a full-service food and pharmaceutical consultant. The late Herbert Knechtel, upon his early retirement from Marshall Field’s, formed Knechtel Laboratories. Herb had worked in the candy industry all of his life and opened up his consulting business in Chicago in 1955. Knechtel Labs has over 100+ years of industry experience and over 52 years of continuous service to clients. We offer a 27,000 sq. feet facility, and can work anywhere from bench top to full scale production. We serve all your creative, development and engineering needs for confectionery, food and pharmaceutical products. We can offer our clients not only technical / engineering expertise, but also manufacturing and marketing knowledge. This added information allows our clients to identify opportunities, as well as obstacles, early in a project’s development. We believe in the "Broader Confectionery Industry" and strive to assist our clients in seeing opportunities and reaping future success!