GETZERSDORF, AUSTRIA — BIOMIN, an affiliated company of ERBER Group that develops sustainable, antibiotic-free and animal nutrition, recently broke ground on a new facility production site.

Located in the state of Upper Austria, the facility is scheduled to begin operating in December 2019 and marks the firm’s further expansion and growth. 

“We have decided to invest in Austria in a sustainable and forward-looking way,” said Jan Vanbrabant, chief executive officer, ERBER Group. “This is proof that ERBER Group’s significant international growth is also manifest in Austria. The new BIOMIN production site is only one of several big steps in the years to come.”

The new production site will produce natural, antibiotic-free mineral feed and premixes, which help to increase the performance of swine, poultry, and dairy and beef cattle. The construction phase will take 12 months and production at the new site will be fully operational from December 2019.

“We are very happy that construction will start soon,” said Markus Edlinger, managing director of BIOMIN. “The new site will only be 20 minutes by car from the existing production facility. We are building one of the world’s most modern mineral feed production sites here in Upper Austria, and it will be the basis of ERBER Group’s strategy for the future.”

A member of the Austrian National Parliament, Manfred Hofinger, came to the groundbreaking ceremony on behalf of Upper Austrian Governor Thomas Stelzer, and Konrad Binder, Mayor of the Upper Austrian municipality of Haag am Hausruck attended the ceremony.

Both supported the new facility.

“We are proud that an international group of companies like ERBER and its affiliate BIOMIN are investing a euro amount in the double-digit millions in a site here in Haag am Hausruck,” they said. “This permanently safeguards jobs and strengthens added value for the entire region on a long-term basis.”