Food cluster in Bjuv
Municipality of Bjuv
Less than 5 kilometres to the E4 motorway
In cooperation with Foodhills AB and Backahill AB , Catena has started a jointly owned company, Foodhills Fastighet AB. Catena has a 45 percent holding, Backahill 45 percent and Foodhills AB the remaining 10 percent in the property company that is headed by CEO Mikael Halling, who previously, for many years, acted as Deputy CEO and Senior Advisor for Catena.
In 2018, Foodhills Fastighet acquired the Bjuv 23:1 property, part of the Selleberga 17:1 property and the Lunnahus 4:2 property in the Municipality of Bjuv. The seller was Findus, which used the site for many years and had both its headquarters and production there. The Bjuv 23:1 property comprises several different buildings built between 1940 and 1998 with a lettable area of more than 100,000 square metres.
“The real estate company is a facilitator for the operations that will be established in the area. Through a joint initiative in Bjuv, which enjoys a favourable location just a few kilometres from the E4 and E6 motorways, we are creating the potential for a logistics and FMCG cluster, offering new jobs, smart solutions and coordination benefits for a sustainable society, as well as for suppliers and customers.” says Catena’s CEO, Benny Thögersen
Premises for the food production of the future
Foodhill’s vision for its operations in the area is to become a European leader in circular food production systems that contribute to sustainable global development. The company is partnering with others with the objective of building a global reference, test and pilot facility where innovation and knowledge are the guiding principles.