On 19 August, Governor Thomas Stelzer, together with Frutura owner Johann Schwarzenhofer, Frutura managing director Katrin Hohensinner and agriculture councillor Max Hiegelsberger, visited the future site of the Frutura group of companies in Upper Austria.
The new fruit and vegetable hub in Vorchdorf is due to open in mid-2022 and will guarantee and optimise the daily provision of healthy food products. The investment amount is around EUR 20 million and 100 jobs will be created. The project will be implemented in accordance with strict ecological guidelines. At the meeting, the further cooperation between the state of Upper Austria and Frutura on the "BioBienenApfel" initiative was also discussed.
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The new location in Upper Austria offers optimal conditions. In terms of transport, the new logistics centre is connected to the country's main road and rail links and by renovating the existing premises, a building will be created that can meet the challenges of the future. No additional land will be used for the project; all measures are based on the revitalisation and refurbishment of existing structures. In Vorchdorf, a total of 15,000 square metres of storage and refrigeration space will be created, and electricity will be provided by an 800 kWp solar power system that will be built on the logistics centre's roof.
With around 800 employees, Frutura supplies 1.3 million households in Austria with fruit and vegetables every day. Around 150,000 tonnes of foodstuffs and up to 1,000 different products are to be handled annually via the logistics centre in Vorchdorf in the future.