Emmi is committed to Switzerland as a business location

Date: 12.11.2020Source: Emmi (visualisation of new cheese dairy)

Emmi is strengthening its presence in Switzerland and investing CHF 50 million in its traditional location in Emmen. A new wing will replace the more than 40-year-old cheese dairy building, providing space for highly professional and resource-saving cheese production and creating additional capacities in line with the company’s long-term growth plans. Construction work is scheduled to begin in the next days, with commissioning planned for the end of 2022.

The building housing the existing cheese dairy in Emmen had started to show itself in great need of investment in recent years. On the one hand, the building, which was constructed in 1976, would have required extensive renovations. While on the other, the cheese dairy facility has reached the end of its life cycle. Added to this, their available capacity would likely no longer be able to cope with expanding growth from 2023 onwards. In the last ten years, the milk processed into cheese at the Emmen site has doubled, and demand is expected to continue to rise in the years ahead, especially for the popular Luzerner Rahmkäse from Emmen. This product, which was launched in the early 1970s, is enjoying even greater popularity today, especially on the family table.

Emmi received the go-ahead for its construction project at November 11 after the required environmental impact study for the full site was presented to the relevant commission of the municipality of Emmen. Now nothing stands in the way of speedy implementation, with construction due to start in the next days. Work on the building is expected to continue until the end of 2021. Commissioning will start at the end of 2022 in parallel operation. For more visit emmi.com

David Cox / IDM

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