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October 30, 2018

 

Delacon to expand production in new hub

 

 

By 2020, Delacon would increase its production capacity fivefold to 20,000 tonnes per year, at its new hub in Austria.
 

(From left) Thomas Schreyer/Porr, Joerg Niebelschuetz, Director of Operations & Finance Delacon, Max Hiegelsberger (state council), CEO Markus Dedl, Founder Helmut Dedl, Mayor of Engerwitzdorf Herbert Fuerst, Architect Joerg Stoegmueller

 

In 2017, about 16 million tonnes of compound feed were produced involving Delacon products and know-how.


Delacon would continue to research, develop and manufacture phytogenic feed additives in the new hub, which unites people from all departments in one location, such as R&D, production facility, human resources, marketing and in-house laboratory.

 

"After 30 years and several steps of current facility expansions, it's time to build our new home. In 2020, we drive the same idea further in the new Delacon hub: To create a positive work environment, to train, enable every team member, and to grow talents," says Markus Dedl, CEO of Delacon. "The new Delacon hub is a sign of growth, and a commitment to our industry, to feed the world in a safe and sustainable way. It is an important pillar to realise our vision."

 

The new location occupies about 13,500 square metres and will provide a work place for up to 100 employees. A fully automated production would allow Delacon to achieve the increased production capacity with the same number of employees.


"Growth rates in annual turnover of 20% require new technologies and capacities. At the same time, we aim at creating a great, attractive location which team members are enthusiastic about," says Jörg Niebelschütz, Director Operations & Finance.


The new Delacon hub will also promote responsible production and consumption. A photovoltaic system will deliver 100,000 kWh to cover part of the production needs. Additionally, by selecting new technologies, Delacon focuses on resource efficiency.

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