Cutting-edge spray-drying technology ready for next phase of construction
The Uelzena Group lays the cornerstone for its new spray-drying plant and stays on track despite the weather conditions
A small group celebrated the cornerstone ceremony last week for the Uelzena Group's new million-euro investment. The groundwork for the new spray-drying plant is finished along with the in situ concrete works. The next concrete layer of the shell construction now holds the cornerstone, made from V2A stainless steel – to match the material of the drying technology that will be added later.
Construction work on schedule
Representing Uelzena at the ceremony were: Vice-chairman of the Board, Wilhelm Günther, milk producer and farmer; Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, Jörn Dwehus; and Project Manager Michael Esan. The senior management and the site foreman arrived from the construction company carrying out the structural work. Jörn Dwehus undertook the task of placing the cornerstone in the prepared foundation. He and Mr Günther thanked those involved for their quick and competent work to date and wished the tradesmen a safe construction period without incident.
Thanks also extended to the owners
Mr Dwehus continues: “I would also like to extend my special thanks to our internal team who have achieved a great deal in the past two years planning the project – and without whom we would not be standing here today.” He also thanked the owners of Uelzena eG, the dairy farmers, whose far-sighted decisions continue to support the Group’s positive development and continued market diversification.
Contracts awarded to regional companies
The construction company commissioned with the structural building work is based in the local area. Other subcontracted work has also been awarded to regional companies. Sustainable development of the region is important to the Uelzena Group at their plant sites and is part of its corporate strategy. For further information on this see www.uelzena.de/en/sustainability.
About the Uelzena Group
Uelzena eG with its headquarters in Uelzen, Lower Saxony, and its three subsidiaries in Germany, is one of the leading providers and innovative problem solvers in the food processing and milk refining business. The Uelzena Group is active in the following business fields:
- Ingredients for the food industry (milk powder, milk fat, sweetened condensed milk, cream, yoghurt and fermented milk products for the delicatessen industry and speciality ingredients) and contract manufacturing (processing its customers’ raw materials)
- Instant beverages (instant cocoa and coffee beverages, toppings, coffee creamers)
- Health products (products for weight management and sports nutrition as well as the contract manufacture of customer formulations)
- Other dairy products (butter, butterfat, cheese)
The company focuses on doing business with international customers from the industry. For years, the Uelzena Group has been supplying many international manufacturers of well-known brands. In Germany, the group is the leading supplier of concentrated butter to food retailers and of butter and butterfat to the bakery trade.
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