A project for the future
Vion Food Group is an international meat manufacturer with production sites in Germany and the Netherlands. In total, Vion is represented in 16 countries worldwide. The product portfolio of Vion includes fresh pork, fresh beef and derived products for retail, food service and the processed meat industries.
We bought the factory including all machinery and inventory in 2014 from
Vion. Our positive reputation in this industry convinced Vion we were
the right partner to take the project. That's not all: Vion received
immediate payment from us, so we could assure Vion that the project was
in good hands.
According to our internal safety and security measures, we conducted an
analysis that took into account all possible hazards of the 6 hectare.
We prepared a comprehensive security, safety and health plan for the
factory site. This allowed us to ensure all machinery was dismounted
without any casualties or danger for our staff or the environment.
Our work here is not yet done. According to our company philosophy, it is our concern to also supply the area with a meaningful further use. This way the site will not end as an industrial ruin like so many others. With the City of Wunstorf we made an urban planning competition for the unique location.
After consulting with the competition landscape planner, it became clear that we could turn the current industrial location into a beautiful residential area with plenty greenery.
This plan was completed in 2017 and the concept of this plan will create additional necessary living space in the Greater Hannover Area.
We think the site should not be empty during the planning phase. That is why we use it during this time as a warehouse and auction location for our machines and equipment. In addition, we were able to create a concept with the city of Wunstorf (owning the administrative building) to accommodate refugees and outsource school classes.