Coffee firm Tchibo has announced an investment of €20 million ($23 million) to improve facilities at its roastery in Hamburg, Germany.
The multi-year upgrade programme will see “the most up-to-date” drum roasting and hot air roasting technologies installed at the site, with work scheduled to be completed by 2020.
Commenting on the investment, Tchibo CEO Thomas Linemyr said: “With this wide-ranging upgrade of our roasting facilities we are underlining the significance of our Hamburg site for Tchibo’s entire roasting network. The modernisation of our roasting techology enables us to progress our quality-focused strategy. As one of the world’s biggest coffee roasters we use the most modern facilities, which allows us to provide our customers with the best possible product quality”.
Tchibo is one of Germany’s leading coffee firms, with a network of over 1,000 branded outlets and revenues of €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion) in 2016. The company’s Hamburg site roasts around 60,000 tonnes of raw coffee annually, manufacturing over 240 different products for sale in around 60 countries.