KernAktuell January 2019, News
Introducing Roger Pelzmann
Roger Pelzmann – General Management Production
To be efficient and productive one must keep things short and to the point and make decisions quickly. This is exactly the point of view held by Estyria’s new managing director with responsibility for production, Roger Pelzmann.
After high school, Pelzmann, who is now 38, studied environmental system sciences. Before becoming managing director of Semona GmbH he was works manager at Urban Pilze GmbH.
What are you looking forward to in your new position?
To a new and bigger range of tasks, fantastic products and great colleagues.
What synergies are particularly important to you?
Doing things together, pooling the knowledge of the individual divisions, productivity increases.
Where do you see the company in five years’ time?
In five years’ time Estyria will still continue to be an innovative, productive and social company.
How and where do you switch off?
Through sporting activities in nature and by playing with my children.
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