The Viking Malt new malting house in Lahti, Finland was officially opened on 23 May 2023. We had about 75 customers, suppliers and other co-operation partners participating at the festive Opening Ceremony.
The capacity of the new malting plant is about 85 000 t/a and it replaces the old plant in Lahti. The new plant enables production of base malts, a wide selection of specialty malts as well as Sprau, Viking Malt´s malted faba bean innovation. In addition, the modern factory supports the sustainability strategy of Viking Malt with improved energy efficiency and a better working environment from a health and safety point of view.
“Building this new plant was a true team effort”, says the CEO Kasper Madsen, involving not only resources from the Viking Malt but also a range of suppliers and the support of our customers. Managing such a complex project in times disrupted by both a pandemic and a war requires strong and reliable partners.”
Pär-Gustaf Relander, owner and Chairman of the Board says that opening a new plant in Lahti, Finland, is a significant milestone in the Viking Malt´s history and a step forward in the company´s long term strategy building a sustainable business for the generations to come.