The Dutch company, Aviko, is going to build a new factory in Poperinge, Belgium. This facility will be used to produce frozen french fries and potato flakes.
Aviko’s parent company, Royal Cosun, took this decision recently. With this move, Aviko is responding to the annual increase in demand for potato products.
The global market for frozen potato products grows by four percent a year. According to Aviko, capacity expansion is a logical step to take to play in on this. “We do not have space in our existing production locations to optimize production further,” says Dick Zelhorst.
He is an Aviko Group board member. Dirk is also responsible for purchasing raw materials for Aviko’s European and Chinese factories.
“We want to keep profiting from this worldwide growth. We also want to retain our position in the market. This expansion is, therefore, needed.”
Sustainability has received a lot of attention during the design, construction, and commissioning of the new plant. According to Aviko, this is reflected in many areas.