Hochwald has invested 200 million euros in the new location, where around 250 employees will turn 800 million kilogrammes of milk per year into milk products, such as long-life milk, long-life cream, long-life milkshakes and condensed milk.
On the 21.5-hectare property, around 60,000 square metres of floor space have been created and the 17 bottling plants can produce up to 1.4 billion packages per year. These numbers demonstrate the scope of the project.
|Plant Mechernich in numbers|
|Investment amount:||200 million euros|
|Processing capacity:||up to 800 million kg milk|
|Number of employees:||250|
|Number of milk suppliers:||1,200, total 2,300|
|Total area:||21,5 hectares|
|Bottling plants:||currently 17, with the option of opening more|
|High rack warehouse:||50,000 spaces|
|Own power production by CHP:||3.4 MW (corresponds to 40-50% of the total consumption)|
|Number of tanks:||100|