Opening of Terra Medica on 28 June 2014

On 28 June 2014, we celebrated the opening of the Schwabe/DHU Terra Medica in Staffort. Following welcome speeches by Patrick Krauth, DHU Managing Director, Dr Dirk Reischig, Executive Chairman of Dr. Willmar Schwabe, and Olaf Schwabe, Managing Director of Dr. Willmar Schwabe Business Services, the pavillion was symbolically opened by jointly cutting the ribbon.

In their addresses, Klaus Demal, Mayor of the city of Stutensee, Ludwig-Wilhelm Heidt, Town Leader of Staffort-Stutensee, and Mayor of Karlsruhe Dr Frank Mentrup welcomed the decision of Schwabe and DHU to expand the medicinal plant cultivation site by building the Visitor Centre and thus strengthening the local ties between Karlsruhe and Staffort-Stutensee. Dr Harald Orth, Pharmaceutical Director at DHU, concluded the ceremony by providing an insight into the history and importance of cultivating medicinal plants.

The medicinal plant plots produce almost 70 percent of the plants required for the medicinal products of Schwabe and DHU, cultivated and harvested entirely under ecological conditions. At the Visitor Centre, seminars are now being offered to professional visitors, in the context of the cultivation of medicinal plants on Terra Medica.