BIOMIN has just opened its new global headquarters in Getzersdorf, Austria.
Located sixty kilometers west of Vienna in the ERBER Group campus, the 11,000 square meter building sets new standards for staff friendliness and energy efficiency. It is the first platinum LEED-certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ever constructed in Austria—a testament to how the firm values employees’ well-being and respect for the environment.
The bright, spacious offices are equipped with ergonomic height adjustable desks, biodynamic light sources, plenty of natural light and a geothermal-powered cooling system. Situated on 20 hectares including wooded areas and a recreation area with running track and swimming ponds, the site offers room for further planned building expansions. The company had outgrown its former headquarters in Herzogenburg, Austria five kilometers away and relocated earlier this year.
BIOMIN has continued to see double-digit sales growth supported by geographic expansion and recent product line successes with Digestarom®, a phytogenic feed additive, PoultryStar®, a multi-species probiotic for poultry, and the recent launch of the fifth generation of Mycofix® for mycotoxin deactivation.
The opening ceremony took place on August 28, 2015. With Austrian Finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling and Governor of Lower Austria Erwin Pröll in attendance, BIOMIN founder and President of ERBER AG, Erich Erber explained, “From the beginning my goal was to find a new way to promote animal health that privileges natural and innovative solutions that benefit animals, producers and the environment.”
Longstanding cooperation with leading researchers at the Inter-University Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA) in Tulln and other research institutions worldwide have helped BIOMIN to become a global champion in mycotoxin deactivation and gut performance management.
From left to right: Pulling on one string Univ. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Krska, Austrian Finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling, Governor of Lower Austria Erwin Pröll, Erber Group Founders and co-owners Margarete Erber and Dr. h.c. Erich Erber
Photo: Erber AG/APA-Fotoservice/Bollwein
About ERBER Group
The Erber Group is a leading group of companies in the field of food and feed safety with headquarters in Lower Austria. Represented in over 100 countries, the group achieved a turnover of 250 million euros in fiscal year 2014. The Erber Group also includes affiliated companies; ROMER Labs, SANPHAR, ERBER Future Business GmbH and its subsidiary bio-ferm GmbH.