Friday afternoon, 14th of December at approximately 2:30 pm, a fire started in one of the Champi’Mer factories. Within a very short time, the 2017 opened factory was fully ablaze. The new factory is completely destroyed, at this time the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. During the construction of the new factory, various precautions were added to allow for unforeseen circumstances. As a result, the fire department were able to fully protect the adjacent original factory from the adjacent fire and it remains completely intact. All factory personnel were safely evacuated within four minutes.
The cold-store & warehouse stocks were also spared and customer deliveries will be resumed later this week. Expectations from the management team is that production will be restarted later this week.
Henk Roodbeen, CEO of Champi’Mer said “Fortunately all our employees are unharmed. The fire brigade has acted extremely professionally and adequately. It is a wonder that despite the size of the fire, no less than 80% of the production capacity has been spared. We are grateful with all the support from all sides to limit the damage as much as possible”.