February 13, 2023

Hessing Supervers completes new production plant

Hessing Supervers’ new production site in Greenport Venlo, Netherlands, is complete. The plant has 100 fresh vegetable cutting, washing, drying and packaging lines and is expected to produce 850 different products every day.

The new plant was designed in 2019 to expand production, according to a post on the company’s website.

Frank Hessing (right) received the Superkey, indicating completion of the project, from Frank van de Ven of the construction company Bouwbedrijf Van de Ven. Photo: Provided

“We started the first development in mid-2018,” Frank Hessing, Hessing Supervers managing director, said. “We then wanted to expand our current production locations. It turned out that our current locations were not suitable for this and that is why we opted for new construction. The factory was designed in 2019 and we started looking at locations in early 2020. Greenport Venlo was ultimately the most logical choice, close to the largest horticultural areas in the Netherlands and close to our customers.

“I am proud of all the colleagues and parties with whom we have been able to achieve this.”

The new location will process 320,00 kilograms of vegetables daily, the company said. The building also meets the latest European sustainability standards and features 12,000 roof solar panels.

“There will be 100 production lines for cutting, washing, drying and packaging fresh vegetables,” Hessing said. “This allows us to guarantee the continuity of our production. But we go beyond just a vegetable cutting plant. We have designed the factory in such a way that we can also process future product innovations. This is a real high-care environment where we can make all shapes, colors and sizes in terms of meals. For example, we will soon be able to process raw meat for steam meals.”

Hessing BV, in business for more than 50 years, has locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark and employs more than 2,000 people.

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