KdG2022-06-21T15:21:23+00:0015 June, 2022|
As of 1 January 2021, Kempten Crematorium will become part of ‘the Facultatieve Group’. This makes Kempten the fourth crematorium of ‘the Facultatieve Group’ in Germany, after the crematoria in Cologne, Memmingen and Niederrhein Willich. Kempten Crematorium opened in 1997 and is located in southern Germany.
Quality of service and respect
“We have provided for the best possible service for more than a hundred years,” says Patrick De Meyer, President and CEO of ‘the Facultatieve Group’. Our top priorities are always high quality, cooperation and respect for the deceased and the bereaved. Kempten Crematorium represents a great opportunity to further expand our services in Germany.”
Trusted and familiar
Stefan van Dorsser, who is to succeed the current owner as manager of Kempten Crematorium as of 1 January 2021, says “Not only can the bereaved and business relations rest assured that our services are in experienced and trusted hands, but so too can the current owner who wanted to focus on other things after almost 25 years of service. The staff will continue to work for Kempten Crematorium, and the name of the crematorium will remain unchanged too. They are trusted and familiar for everyone.”
After almost a year of renovation, Cologne Crematorium was reopened on 11 August 2020 by Lord Mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker, and Patrick De Meyer, President & CEO of ‘the Facultatieve Group’. In December 2018, following an extensive European tendering procedure, the City of Cologne chose ‘the Facultatieve Group’ to run the crematorium in Cologne (1937). August 2019 saw the start of extensive renovations to modernise the crematorium and bring it up to date with modern requirements. Cologne Crematorium is the third crematorium within ‘the Facultatieve Group’ in Germany.
“We are proud, thrilled, and very grateful that the City of Cologne is showing such confidence in us,” Patrick De Meyer says. “Cologne is Germany’s fourth largest city and enjoys a rich history. This now includes a crematorium that meets the latest requirements, so the residents of Cologne and its surroundings have the opportunity to say goodbye to their loved ones in their own city in their own particular way.”
Modernisation and expansion of services
“The wishes of families around funerals change over time,” says Patrick De Meyer. “Our highest priorities are always quality of service, very close cooperation and respect for the deceased and the bereaved. As part of the renovation of Cologne Crematorium, the service has been expanded to include an attractive auditorium that offers opportunities to personalise the ceremony. In addition, the crematorium now has an intimate family room where the next of kin can come together in peace and quiet before saying goodbye.”
Technology and the environment
“In addition to piety, dignity and respect, the environment and the lowest possible energy consumption are also very important to us. We have therefore replaced one of the old cremators at the crematorium in Cologne with two state-of-the-art systems by Facultatieve Technologies. Thanks to their filter technology, low energy consumption and technology for reducing emissions, these fully computer-controlled cremators meet the most stringent environmental requirements.”
FT attended the biennial Funéraire trade fair in Paris (le Bourget) in November and were the only manufacturer of cremation equipment and accessories to attend.
At our spacious stand we were able to greet many visitors and advise them on the latest technology. Reactions were enthusiastic to both to the high-quality products and also to the stand itself.
FT is global market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of cremators and incinerators. We support our customers in the entire cremation process.
On 30 October, BinnensteBuiten – the daily lifestyle programme of the KRO-NCRV channel – paid special attention to the very unique natural beauty of Moscowa Memorial Park (in Arnhem, the Netherlands). Site manager André Kruijmer wandered around the park with a reporter in the morning sun and recounted very special stories about both the flora and fauna, and the monuments.
The programme clearly showed that Moscowa is not simply a location for remembrance of a lost loved one, but also a fine spot for walking, enjoying nature and for quiet reflection: https://binnenstebuiten.kro-ncrv.nl/fragmenten/begraafplaats-moscowa-in-arnhem