Austria-owned Hungaro Berry broke ground on Friday for a HUF 800 million ($3.84 million) refrigerated warehouse in Simontornya (central Hungary), managing director Judit Harnos told MTI.
The 2000-square-meter warehouse is expected to be completed by the end of May. It will have capacity to store 3,000-4,000 tons of sour cherries and elderberries for delivery to Western European processors.
The warehouse will also have a flash-freeze chamber with capacity for 150-200 tons of fresh fruit an hour. The facility will have a staff of 15 and will also employ 30-40 seasonal workers.
Hungaro Berry wants to double its 2009 revenue over the nearly half a billion forints in 2008, Ms Harnos said. (MTI-Econews)