Italian meat producer Bresaole Pini is planning to build a new abattoir at Bernburg on the A14 autobahn.
The Valtellina-based large-scale investor is hoping to slaughter 1,000 pigs per hour at the site in Saxony-Anhalt,
where it will be creating up to 2,500 new jobs. The new abattoir would then compete with the largest abattoir in the state, the Tönnies plant in Weissenfels, where over three million pigs are hung up each year.
According to the Saxony-Anhalt Ministry of Economic Affairs, a subsidy application was submitted to the investment bank in October 2013 and is currently being studied.
Bernhard Daldrup, agricultural spokesman of the CDU parliamentary group in Saxony-Anhalt, welcomed the company's plans. "The investment of EUR 25 million would further strengthen the food industry in our state and generate numerous jobs in the region," explained Daldrup in a press release.
He also pointed out that it would increase competition in the market. This would in turn have a positive impact on prices, as it would mean a larger variety of providers for the meat producers. The transportation times for the livestock could also be shortened by the good connections.
Industry insiders are assuming that the plant created in Bernburg will be similar to an existing one in Poland. This was reported by Lebensmittel Zeitung (dfv media group
). Pini has been in Poland since 2010, running a plant which posts four million slaughtered pigs per year and which also produces sausage and convenience products. Bresaole Pini was founded in 1982 and its headquarters are in Grosotto.
Source: afz – allgemeine fleischer zeitung 12/2014