Zillertal breaks ground on new expansion

Austrian dairy Erlebnis Sennerei Zillertal has broken ground for a new project, which will provide more capacity for hay milk products from cows, sheep and goats to the trade in Austria and Germany.

With processing, finishing and packaging in Zillertal, the dairy is investing around €6 million in the expansion of the new cheese maturing cellar and warehouse, which will be put into operation this year.

The 80m long, 12m wide and 10m high-bay warehouse offers space for 600 pallets and packaging material and 1400 pallets in the cold store on an area of 960 cubic metres.

With the expanded maturing cellar, the dairy can store up to 8,400 cheese wheels and blocks. Another positive factor is that with the new storage areas, production process and the quality can be kept in view right up to the last day. This improves the CO2 balance and reduces truck traffic.

To save energy, the existing photovoltaic system on the company roof has also been expanded. The capacity can be increased to a total of almost 1,000 kWp. This means that the dairy can produce approximately 50% of its entire electricity requirement.

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