Hochwald has opened the dairy plant of the future, today

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. 

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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
25. June 2022
Hochwald has opened the dairy plant of the future, today

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25. January 2022
Commercial production is underway!

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28. October 2021
First milk intake

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08. February 2021
A modern dairy is in the making

The new site stands tall, the buildings are almost complete. A striking feature is the steel frame...

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20. May 2020
Water for Hochwald

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20. December 2019
Mechernich is taking shape.

Right now, the first building elements are shooting upwards and the site’s structure is already...

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20. May 2019

Groundbreaking ceremony marks construction start of the new Hochwald dairy in Mechernich

  • On 17...
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05. July 2018
Contracts are signed

Mayor Dr Hans-Peter Schick and Hochwald CEO Detlef Latka are extremely satisfied with the outcome


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06. June 2018
Hochwald builds Greenfield

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