Krefeld, 15th June 2018 – The omens were good for the laying of the foundation stone for the grain mill at the port of Krefeld on the River Rhein: The latest archeological digging has found remains of millstones that show that the Romans also milled corn on the site. Frank Meyer, Mayor of the City of Krefeld, welcomed the return of milling to Krefeld as a project which is important for the development of the port and of the local economy in general. The mill will start operating at the beginning of 2020.
In future, 1,000 tons of flour should be produced daily on the strategically located, 47,000-square-meter site. “The new-build project in Krefeld is the largest single investment by our milling group and, hence, a clear acknowledgement of the importance of our new production location” said Josef Pröll, General Direktor of LLI, the parent company of GoodMills, at the foundation stone laying ceremony. “We are setting new standards for product safety, hygiene, and energy efficiency.” The lead project manager and architect Ingo Koller of ATP Vienna described the building, with its closed and knowingly introverted appearance, as one of Europe’s largest current mill construction projects.