Aviko doubles french fry capacity in China

Image result for avikoAviko is considerably increasing the processing capacity of its chip (french fry) factory in Chabei, China. The installation of a new processing line more than doubles capacity, and amounts to more than 100,000 tonnes of fries per year. “The chip market is growing remarkably quickly in China,” Dick Zelhorst from Aviko Potato explains. “We want to take maximum advantage of that. Prosperity is increasing on the east coast in particular, and western eating habits are starting to appear.” Besides chips, Zelhorst also sees Chinese interest for other potato products increasing gradually. “It’s not yet worth it to produce these products locally, so we export them from Europe. But local production will definitely be an option in the long term,” Zelhorst says. More