A united future for Estyria and Semona.
The future belongs to those who see it coming. For the past 18 months the owners and staff of the Alwera Group have been deliberating ways of putting this principle into practice. Their aim was to ensure that in terms of both structure and products the Group is well-placed to continue its successful trajectory in the years ahead.
Styrian agricultural expertise and food-related know-how
Structurally all the Group’s farming activities will be brought together in the Alwera AG and the more than 1,000 contract farmers in Austria and Europe who work for us will be supported by our experienced field production team.
The second important step is the combining of our food-related activities in Estyria. This involves merging Estyria Naturprodukte GmbH and Semona GmbH. As well as having organizational advantages, this will significantly improve our potential range and production capabilities.
Tradition and modernity
The restructuring will enable us to extend our expertise and specialization in all areas. We shall be focusing on resource purchasing and the many criteria, including sustainability, which are relevant to this, on product management and development to ensure exciting and attractive innovation, and in particular on business development.
The Business Development Department and the newly created Digital Development Unit will together implement our long-term investment plan.
All measures commence officially on 1 March 2019.
Roger Pelzmann & Wolfgang Wachmann
Ein kleiner Einblick
The biggest contract grower
of oil pumpkins PGI
Alwera AG, Estyria’s parent company, is responsible for production of the raw goods via a contract farming system. The two companies have for some years maintained the largest PDI area of oil pumpkin in Austria and they know the fields and the farmers personally.Read more
stamp press process
While modernity has brought progress in many areas, the traditional Styrian stamp press process is still the best way of making pumpkin seed oil. The main difference between this and other pressing methods is that we work with open roasting pans. At our plant, people check when the pumpkin seeds are perfectly roasted and so will yield the very best oil. This enables our experienced oil millers to produce the pumpkin seed oil that has won more prizes than any other – and which as a result of this type of pressing retains all the natural constituents. The untreated oil is not filtered; the particles that make it cloudy settle naturally when the oil is left to rest.Read more