Simplot starts construction of new plant in Argentina

Simplot will start the construction of a French fries plant in Mendoza, Argentina, in about a month’s time, following an investment of more than US$100m. The plant will start operations in 2018 and will devote most of its production to the foreign market, according to the Argentinean press.  The owner and shareholder of the company San Fili, Fabio Calcaterra, confirmed the information. San Fili had a commercial agreement with Simplot. The company will produce about 120,000 tons per year of finished product, which will require about 4,000 hectares of potatoes per season. The raw material will be provided mainly by San Fili. Potato Business report. Spanish report