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Vink Chemicals initiates construction of a new chemical plant in Germany



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Vink Chemicals, the biocide specialist, has started construction of the chemical plant and over €30 million is to be invested in the Schwerin site. The family-owned organisation is continuing to focus on Germany as a production location. The start of construction was preceded by almost three years of hard work before early planning permission was granted. Among other things, the manufacturer had to prove compliance with all legal requirements as well as meeting the highest safety and quality standards.

Production of the majority of raw materials now in Germany

With the construction of the new chemical plant, the specialist for technical biocides will, in future, produce the majority of its raw materials in Germany. This will shorten transport routes and supply chains, such as to the company headquarters in Kakenstorf. The proximity to the port of Hamburg also means that sea routes, which are also important for the company’s international business, can be reached quickly. This will save time and reduce costs. Furthermore, at the new site the raw materials will be produced more efficiently than at the current foreign suppliers.

Efficient production

In order to increase energy efficiency in the new modern plant, the surplus heat generated during production will be used to operate heat pumps. In addition, some of the electricity required is to be generated by the company’s own photovoltaic system. To ensure a smooth start to production in mid-2026, Managing Director and Schwerin Site Manager, Stephan Lauer, has already moved to Mecklenburg with his family.

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