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It all started in 1957, when a young master butcher, Wilhelm Huber, opened a small shop in Waterloo, Ontario. Using family recipes and traditions passed down through the generations, he crafted great tasting deli meats inspired by his family’s European heritage.

Two years later, his brothers Edward and Heinrich joined the company known as Piller’s Sausages and Delicatessens Limited.

The company was acquired by Premium Brands Holdings Corporation in 2011 and is now known as Piller’s Fine Foods, but descendants of the three Huber brothers still work at Piller’s today, and family values remain at the heart of the business.


  • Wilhelm Huber's Immigration card.

    February 23, 1954 - The Huber family arrives in Nova Scotia from Europe.

  • Celebration

    April 1, 1957 - Wilhelm Huber & George Piller invest $500 each to purchase a small butcher shop in Waterloo, Ontario.

  • Piller's staff photo in front of the original Piller's location.

    June 1, 1957 - They quickly outgrow their space and decide to purchase a butcher shop and farm with 20 acres on the outskirts of Waterloo region. The home of Piller's Sausages & Delicatessens Ltd.

  • Heinrich, Edward and George posing with Piller's products.

    Spring 1959 - Heinrich & Edward Huber, Wilhelm's brothers, purchase George Piller's share of the business. Piller’s becomes 100% family-owned.

  • PLANT 1968

    April 1, 1968 - Expansions and renovations to become federally inspected at the Wismer facility. The first retail Piller's packaged meat was sold.

  • Pillers Building July6 003407

    1985 - Piller's adds a 65,000 square feet addition to the Wismer facility.

  • Frobisher

    1997 - Piller's purchases an 18-acre site in Waterloo on Frobisher Drive to build a new distribution center.

  • PFF Brantford

    2005 - Piller's builds a new state-of-the-art facility in Brantford, Ontario.


    September 2011 - Piller's joins Premium Brands Holding Corporation.

  • 0577 pillers 60th

    June 1, 2017 - Piller's celebrates its 60th anniversary.


    Piller’s invests $19 million to expand Brantford production facility.

Our Craft

Authentic European Inspired Recipes

From those humble beginnings, Piller’s has become one of North America’s largest producers of European sausages and deli meats, known for quality products such as Black Forest ham, air-dried salamis and meat snacks. To this day, after five generations of master butchers, Piller’s still uses the same natural aging, curing, and hardwood smoking process that had customers lining up outside the butcher shop over sixty years ago.

Naturally Wood Smoked

We are dedicated to artisanal craftsmanship and still smoke our meat over natural hardwood fires. Wood smoking is a time-honoured process that, when used in conjunction with curing, preserves and adds a smoky flavour to our meat, for an impeccable taste.

Dry Cured

The art of dry curing is a tradition that produces salami with a famously rich aroma, tender slices and a flavour that is savoured and remembered. In keeping with our authentic European tradition, we hang our meat as long as necessary, allowing airflow and changes in humidity to dry it to its most flavourful point.

Award Winning Products

In Canada, Piller’s won the BrandSpark Best New Product Award for Ready to Eat Packaged Meat in 2014 and 2015, as voted on by 20,000 consumers. In 2017, Piller’s Salami Whips™ were voted Best New Meat Snack. Piller’s Salami Whips™ was also a finalist for the Retail Council of Canada’s 2016 Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards.

Piller's Salami Whips Best new product 2017

Product Testimonials

"Your new Tuscan salami sticks are spot on. Texture and flavour are perfect."
"I am a German, living in Canada, and I must tell you, your European sandwich meats are the best on the market. I have been trying others in Canada and they are not even coming close to your products when it comes to taste, price and quality. Keep up the good work!"
"I just purchased your 'Salami Whips' ... and as much as I like many of your other products, these are fantastic! I can honestly say you have a customer for life. Thank you Piller's!! "
"Hello I just wanted to say that I tried your ham and it was the best ham I have ever had. Awesome!"
"I recently purchased Piller’s Pepperoni and I was extremely impressed at the newer packaging that states it is gluten free and free from allergens (listing the allergens). We have always supported Piller’s products in our home as we have a child/teen with life threatening food allergies and would like to extend our thanks to your company for taking the seriousness of food allergies into consideration when developing your products for consumers."