Monthly Archives: April 2013

Massive expansion of Ausnutrica Hyproca in Heerenveen

The Heerenveen-based producer of baby and children’s foods, Ausnutrica Hyproca, has major investment plans. This was reported by the Friesch Dagblad newspaper. The company is to build a new factory and new head offices in Heerenveen. Employment opportunities will be boosted, with the 20 people now employed at Ausnutrica Hyprocra growing to 120 in 2015 and possibly even to 300 jobs in 2020, according to the company.

Eelde runway extension completed

The extension of the runway at Groningen Airport Eelde is complete. Secretary of State Wilma Mansveld opened the longer runway on Wednesday, during a gathering in one of the hangers. Shortly after the opening, the first flight departed from Eelde to Antalya in Turkey.

Chinese Consummate company builds infant formula powder factory in Assen

The Chinese Xian Consummate company is to invest millions of euros in the construction of a new infant formula powder factory in Assen. A declaration of intent has been signed with a Dutch entrepreneur for that purpose. This is the first time that a Chinese company invests directly in a new factory in the Netherlands.

Sugar beet can be used to produce bioplastics

The Carbohydrate Competence Center (CCC), a research institute of Groningen University, has discovered that you can obtain bioplastics from the pulp of sugar beets. Those plastics can be used by the packaging industry, and it would improve the yield of a sugar beet.

BD Kiestra has to expand to facilitate growth

BD Kiestra in Drachten hopes that there will be enough funds for a major expansion of the premises in two months time. The objective is to have 8,000 square meters of new construction, which would make the premises of the laboratory automation company 120 meters long.

North drives technological revolution

The Northern Netherlands is in the vanguard of a technological revolution that could be compared to the march of the Internet during the end of the 1990s. That is the argument put forward by Edwin Valentijn, astronomer of Groningen University, in the newspaper Dagblad van het Noorden.

Gasunie and Gazprom looking into extension of Nord Stream

Gazprom and Gasunie will be looking into whether the Nord Stream, a natural gas pipeline between the Baltic Sea and Europe, can be extended to Great Britain. This was announced by Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs, on Monday during a meeting between Russian and Dutch companies in Amsterdam.

Expansion of Scania lorry spray shop in Meppel

Lorry manufacturer Scania is adding a new hall to its component spray shop in Meppel. This was reported by RTV Drenthe. With this newbuild project the Swedish lorry manufacturer is looking to double the capacity of the Drenthe-based spray shop within ten years.