The 400 hectare site, which will come into operation in the second quarter of 2018, will house the new corporate and industrial headquarters of HaciendasBio, a research centre and a power plant.
With an investment of 11 million euros, these new facilities will convert Merida and Extremadura into the reference point of ecological biodynamic farming.
The park will also house a school based on Waldorf teaching, the first to follow this philosophy in Extremadura and the sole one in Spain due to its agricultural and rural environment.
The facilities will create a strong commitment to research, education and sustainability and the HaciendasBio workforce is expected to double in a period of two years.
New corporate and industrial headquarters of HaciendasBio
The installations, which start to be built today, will house the new HaciendasBio production centre which will replace the one the company currently has in Guareña and that has been in operation for seven years.
The new centre for handling and packaging will have a built surface area of 10,500 square metres and 180 employees who will be transferred from the old centre. Thanks to the high technology and automation of the plant, the company will be able to allocate the best raw material for the customer in each order and it estimates that the annual production will be 32,700 tons of fruit and vegetables: in particular, 20,000 tons of fruit and 12,700 tons of vegetables.