SternMaid starts work on new plant

By Jim Cornall contact

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SternMaid CEO Torsten Wywiol and Dr. Till Backhaus, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania’s Minister of Agriculture, lay the foundation stone for the new SternMaid plant.
SternMaid CEO Torsten Wywiol and Dr. Till Backhaus, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania’s Minister of Agriculture, lay the foundation stone for the new SternMaid plant.

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German ingredients manufacturer SternMaid has started construction of its new production plant.

The contract manufacturer of foods and food supplements in powder form is enlarging its capacity directly alongside its existing production facility in Wittenburg.

Over the past 18 years, SternMaid has invested a total of €50m ($56m) in the site.

Torsten Wywiol, CEO, said the €15m ($16.9m) investment in the new plant, which will create 50 new jobs to take the total staff to more than 300, was simply because there was no space left in the existing facility, and the demand for powder mixtures is growing all the time.

Details on new facility

In the initial phase, a production and warehouse complex with a floor area of 5,000m² will be built. With a total area of about 40,000m² the site has further reserves for subsequent construction phases.

SternMaid says that construction will take just under a year. The area for the new buildings will be made up of about 2,500m² for warehousing, 2,000m² for production and 500m² for technical equipment.

The company says that the existing Plant 1 will focus on products intended for further industrial processing, while Plant 2 will manufacture all retail products.

SternMaid processes 40,000 tonnes of powdered or liquid raw materials annually, to produce and optimize products such as dietetic drinks, dietetic soups, lactose, whey drinks, protein products, dry beverage bases and specialties for athletes. 

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