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Tönnies invests 75 million euros in a new pig slaughterhouse in Calamocha

The German multinational Tönnies will invest 75 million euros in a new slaughterhouse in the Teruel town of Calamocha, where it is expected to create 1,000 jobs. This was announced by the President of the Government of Aragon, Javier Lambán, during his visit to the town of Teruel. This billion-dollar investment will once again strengthen the Aragonese agri-food sector.

The meat group, leader in the German market and worldwide, will begin to build in autumn. The project of the German group -specialized in slaughter, cutting, packaging and distribution of pork-, contemplates an investment of 75 million euros for the construction of a global complex for the production of pork between the years 2020 (date on the that the first steps were taken for its installation) and 2024. The forecast is that the works will begin in September or October of this year to begin the activity in the year 2023.

Automated

These facilities in Calamocha will be state-of-the-art and will be fully automated to undertake the meat cutting process, in addition to being assisted by robots. This plant will not only be innovative within the meat sector, but also stands out for its production, since it has a maximum capacity of 625 pigs per hour, which means the slaughter of 10,000 animals per day, with a total of 2.4 million per anus.