24 October 2015
Turnkey maize seed plant for Saatbau Linz in Geinberg/Austria
In September 2014, Cimbria commissioned and successfully inaugurated a new turnkey maize seed
plant for Saatbau Linz in Geinberg, Austria.
Considering that the southern part of Austria has always been known as the best maize region in the country, it
was a courageous step by Saatbau Linz to install this new facility in the north of the country. This was primarily due
to the farsightedness of Saatbau’s management, which took both climatic changes and the related major growth
potential in this region into consideration when arriving at their decision. The southern part of Germany, mainly
Bavaria, will become an increasingly attractive maize area in the future, with Geinberg as the most likely processing
facility for their maize.
Within a period of just 6 months – from March until end of August – Cimbria erected the entire plant. The following
amazing figures were reported during the erection period:
In the first season, Saatbau Linz used the plant for a harvest of approx. 8,500 t wet ear corn, aiming at
around 13,000 t for next year. The new plant enables our treasured customer to further develop its strong position
in the European market for maize seed, counting on their excellent varieties being constantly developed in Saatbau’s
The opening ceremony, which featured a large number of national and international guests from the seed sector on a
guest list totalling more than 500 people, clearly shows the importance of the new plant for the entire region.
Outstanding features of the plant:
Major ear corn plant for Austria