Company update

"Düpmann Gemüseverarbeitung is building in Borgholzhausen" could be read here in spring 2017. A lot has happened since then. Machines and systems have moved from Marienfeld to Borgholzhausen. New conveyor belts had to be built and our employees had to keep adapting to new situations. Some machines were relocated again and again until the raw materials were fed directly from the raw materials warehouse and the waste was automatically disposed of in the containers.

Another big step has now been taken. In Borgholzhausen, the reception for raw onion goods is up and running, the bunker station for this has been completed and the peeling is underway. The fully automated warehouse is thus really getting up to speed and the automation of processes is progressing steadily, so that the most modern packaging machines will soon be integrated into the system. Many improvements in the original plans, the "full employment" in the craft sector and also, in part, the lack of skilled workers led to delays. We are therefore all the more pleased that we have now made great strides forward. The progressive automation of the processes through the new systems ensures more efficient and resource-saving storage, processing and packaging of the products.


As a reminder ... this is how it started in Borgholzhausen in 2017:

Düpmann Gemüseverarbeitung builds in Borgholzhausen

New production site between Osnabrück and Bielefeld.

A new era begins in the company's almost 150-year history. We build a new processing plant for vegetables in Borgholzhausen, directly on the A33 between Osnabrück and Bielefeld. Düpmann Gemüseprodukte GmbH & Co. KG will be easier for our suppliers to reach, and our products will be just a few minutes away on the highway. However, the new location offers more than just logistical advantages.

Convenience products are increasingly in demand from end consumers. The trend has now developed into an established market with significant growth potential. Thanks to the significantly higher degree of automation, we are able to make our product range even more extensive and thus take this development into account.

From May 2017, onions, cucumbers and carrots will be peeled, cut and processed according to customer requirements in the modern production facility. Vegetables are processed there on an area of over 4,300 square meters - in the usual quality, but much more efficiently thanks to the increased automation. This is our response to the wishes of our customers, who want to feed some of our fresh products directly into their production lines for convenience items.

We will also be integrating a deep-freeze warehouse with over 600 Euro pallets at the new site. This will make us even more efficient than before when it comes to fresh and frozen goods.

The decision to build a new processing plant was made two and a half years ago. At that time, the new building in Marienfeld had only been in operation for five years. In the meantime, this production facility has also reached its capacity limit. Further expansion is not possible here because the buildable area is limited.

However, there is another important argument in favor of the new plant in Borgholzhausen: We guarantee the quality of the products and reliable adherence to delivery dates, even if we increase the processing volume and expand the range. Flexibility despite growth: We will continue to meet our customers' special requests for further processing in the future.

Construction progress: The ground-breaking ceremony was in August, and now the supports for the hall corset are already in place. Things are progressing in leaps and bounds. Production in the new processing plant will start as early as next year.

The project is supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which we are particularly pleased about. Europe is investing in rural areas here. Funding is being provided for an investment in the processing and marketing of agricultural products as part of the NRW Rural Areas Program (2014-2020) with the participation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Republic of Germany as part of the joint task "Improvement of Agricultural Structures and Coastal Protection" (GAK).

Strengthening regional agriculture has always been an important part of our company philosophy and an aspect of our economic focus. In this way, we strengthen local agriculture. This makes us a reliable partner with a long-term focus for both sides.


The projects are supported with funding from the European Union.