Tonnies, the German meat firm, is closing its Weimarer Wurstwaren manufacturing site in Nohra, Thuringia, with the plant due to be shuttered on 28th February.
According to an MDR report, Tonnies cited a slowdown in investment and price pressures in the meat industry as factors in the closure. MDR also reports that in recent times the site had begun manufacturing vegetarian products as consumer preferences changed.
Weimarer Wustwaren, most famous for producing Thuringia sausages, dates back to 1886. 25 years ago the site was billed as one of Europe’s most advanced meat processing facilities, employing 600 staff at its peak, before the on-site slaughterhouse shut its doors in 2013.
Tonnies acquired Weimarer Wustwaren as part of its purchase of the Lutz group in 2017, incorporating the business into its Zur Muhlen subsidiary.
Source: MDR / Lebensmittel Praxis