Abandoned cattle food factory dating back to 1930. In 1971, a company takeover took place and in the years to come, the new owner took over even more factories in the region. When the factory grounds were sold to a project developer, this factory became abandoned and will eventually be demolished, making place for future residential projects.
The Sternburg beer brand has a rich history dating back to 1277. Over the years, the beer production changed location more than once. At one point the brewery became a VEB (people owned company). Even though this particular brewery closed several years ago, the Sternburg brand is still alive as its production – once again – moved to more modern facilities. This industrial landmark will however soon be reconverted into an office and residential units.
The original starch company HH was founded in the 19th century, producing wheat starch, wheat starch powder and starch adhesive. In the early 20th century (around World War II) the factory moved to this location in the North-western part of Germany as their former site did not allow for an expansion of the factory. In 1991, HH factory closed its doors.
Abandoned brewery in Berlin dating back to the late 1880s. Over the years, the brewery expanded substantially, producing a wide assortment of beers. When in 1994 the brewery had to close, it soon became the preferred purlieu for vandalizing youth and graffiti sprayers.
What first started as a small canned food factory soon became part of one of the biggest canned-food-producing-groups in Belgium, specialized in vegetables, soups and rice pudding cans. The original Piccolo factory changed hands in 2004 when it became part of the ‘La Corbeille’-group. In 2008 another takeover took place, incorporating the old Picollo factory into the large French Bonduelle group. That same year, after little over a century of production, the factory was closed because it did not meet today’s standards anymore, rendering thousands of employees jobless. This spacious factory has recently been demolished, freeing up space for commercial activities, small businesses and housing.