Huge importance for Emmi and the region
Costing CHF 50 million, the construction of the new cheese dairy in Emmen is one of the most significant investment projects in Emmi’s history. It is a commitment to Switzerland as a business location in general and to Central Switzerland in particular. “With regional milk from Central Switzerland, we will be able to produce even more high-quality cheese, such as our Lucerne cream cheese, for the whole world,” says Marc Heim, Deputy CEO of Emmi and Head of the Switzerland division.
Generating added value in the region, positioning Central Switzerland as an attractive place to work and providing agriculture with a long-term outlook is also one of the major concerns of the region’s political decision-makers. Damian Müller, member of the Lucerne Council of States from Hitzkirch explains: “I’m confident the Swiss cheese industry, like its forebears in the 16th century, will develop ideas and alternatives so that the success story of Swiss cheese can continue to be written.” Lucerne councillor Fabian Peter adds: “Emmi’s investments are evidence of a great deal of confidence in the regional economy and in the canton of Lucerne as a location. As an important employer, it also serves as a role model in many respects. We are proud to have Emmi in our region.”
On-streaming at the end of 2022 is realistic
Now that the foundation stone has been laid, construction work on the base plate and the erection of the walls can continue. The actual cheese dairy building is set to be completed by the end of the year. On-streaming – initially operating in parallel with the current cheese dairy – is still planned for the end of 2022.
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