On 14 July, current and former teams from Verallia’s German plant in Neuburg (Bavaria) celebrated the site’s 50th anniversary by organizing an Open Day for the employees and their families & friends.
Several hundred visitors walked around the plant in guided tours to discover its two furnaces, the last one renovated in 2015, and the recent modernization of the cold end (part of the plant where bottles are inspected).
A master glassmaker proposed demonstrations all day long and a wrought-iron sculpture representing the number 50 – produced by the plant’s apprentices – was erected at the site entrance.
With its two furnaces, Neuburg notably produces jars mainly in flint glass for the baby food market, delicacies, dairy products, fruit and vegetables as well as bottles for milk and juice. Verallia’s Neuburg site applies the circular economy principles core to Verallia’s industrial model: the energy consumed by the plant is recovered to heat some of the buildings of the community or neighbouring companies, reducing in this way its carbon footprint.
In Germany, Verallia has 4 plants in the West and South of the country (Bad Wurzach, Essen, Neuburg and Wirges). Verallia Deutschland is a major player on the markets of still and sparkling wines (Sekt in particular), food (especially the baby food segment) and beer.