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Sod-turning ceremony at Crespel & Deiters

On 18 October 2016, Crespel & Deiters set its course for the future with a symbolic sod-turning ceremony.

“This marks a strategic further development of the company and the site,” so Gustav Deiters, says Gustav Deiters, managing partner of Crespel & Deiters

To the west of the company’s current complex, a new combined building is under construction that will comprise raw materials storage, loading bridges and the heart of a wheat starch factory – three-phase separation using decanter centrifuges.  At 49.5 metres, it will become the company’s tallest building. During the reception Antje Marten, spokesperson for the partners of Crespel & Deiters, spoke of a “very special day”. This was true for the shareholders, the employees and also for the town of Ibbenbüren.

The managing partner Gustav Deiters referred to it as the biggest investment in C&D’s 158-year corporate history. He thanked the city council for their support with the planning, and of course also thanked the C&D management team for handling the work.

Dr Michael Christoph, authorised representative and head of Production and Technology at C&D, presented the new project and the new flour storage/separation facility. He said that the new technology is significantly more efficient and that the plant in the planned combination is unique globally. Truck access has also been much improved. A new road connects the new building on the ‘green meadow’ directly to the roundabout on the Gustav-Deiters-Strasse. Gustav Deiters called the new storage/separation facility ‘unique’ and that it brought together many years of experience and the latest technical possibilities.

The storage/separation facility is globally unique in this combination

Dr Michael Christoph. Head of Production and Technology at C&D talking to the mayor of Ibbenbüren, Dr Marc Schrameyer

Text/Images: ivz-aktuell/Claus Kossag

Thomas Hafer, authorised representative and project leader of the engineering consortium igk Krabbe of Osnabrück, explained that a new build such as this required meticulous planning. And: “The building is simply heavy, very heavy.” It is built on 192 pile foundations, for example, which are connected with reinforced concrete cross-beams. Hafer pointed out that when in operation, the new building would weight 38,000 tonnes. By comparison: The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,100 tonnes. Hafer: Statistically alone, it was an exciting project.”

Construction was completed by Börgel of Ibbenbüren. The Mayor of Ibbenbüren, Dr Marc Schrameyer, also attended the ceremonial sod-turning. He was delighted with “the company’s clear commitment to the town of Ibbenbüren”.

October 2016