The date marks another milestone in the setting up of “Europe’s most modern dairy”, as the first three lines at our new site in Mechernich have now started commercial production of 1-litre UHT milk cartons. Numerous trial runs with water had previously taken place in the run-up to production. The first milk cartons came off the production line and entered the high-bay warehouse as planned. The date also marks the start of a next exciting phase, in which strategic planning will become operational reality, and in which the production of long-life dairy products will run concurrently at the Erftstadt and Mechernich sites.
In a conscious move, a total of 17 lines are scheduled to be gradually connected to the grid by June of next year, when the full capacity of 800 million kg of milk per year is set to be reached.