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Grimme opens potato equipment production plant in China

Equipment manufacturer Grimme inaugurated its new factory in Tjanjin, ChinaFranz, Christine und Christoph Grimme recently inaugurated the modern Grimme plant in Tianjin, China. With an investment in excess of ‎€ 13 million (USD 15.7 million) GRIMME China is the largest single investment in the 150-year history of the company outside of Germany. Initially the production will be focused on a range of equipment for potato cultivation developed specifically for the Chinese market. This includes planters, harvesters and equipment to store the harvested potatoes. With more than 5 million hectares of potatoes grown each year, China is the largest potato producer worldwide and has seen very rapid developments in recent years. The Chinese Government declared the potato one of the four most important staple foods and plans a massive expansion of the production of potatoes. (Source: Grimme)