Swedish family-owned coffee company, Löfbergs, has invested SEK 200 million ($23.3 million approx.) to open a new whole bean roastery in Karlstad.
The inauguration comes 115 years after the company was founded and follows a two-year building project. The new roastery has a capacity of 10,000 tons per year, with the potential to double production in the future.
The investment came in response to increased demand for whole beans, and the new site joins Löfbergs’ existing roastery in Karlstad – which is specialised in ground coffee.
The new facility will use a slow-roast method, with all the roastery’s energy supply coming from green sources.
“We have invested SEK 200 million, which is the largest investment in the history of the company,” said Kathrine Löfberg, chair of the Löfbergs board.
“It is certainly a milestone, and it is very special for us to have the inauguration 115 years to the day after my great grandfather founded Löfbergs.”
Fredrik Nilsson, acting CEO of Löfbergs, added: “It is an investment in the future that strengthens us in Sweden as well as internationally and that reflects our ambition to continue to grow and to be a reliable and leading supplier, employer and partner for a long time to come.”
Nilsson continued: “Building a new roastery from the ground made it possible for us to choose the best and most modern technology and solutions available. In order to be in full control and benefit from our co-workers’ unique knowledge and experiences, we have been responsible for all planning and project management ourselves. The result is the most modern coffee roastery in Europe.”
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