Potato processing project in China
By the end of 2022, in a well-known potato growing area in China, the factory buildings were ready to be furnished with a Grisnich receiving, cleaning and sorting plant. The delivery scope of this project consisted of as many as 37 sea containers shipped from Emmeloord to China. The plant will eventually process potatoes into potato specialities and chips.
⸻ Published: 01/09/2023
“With the new storage I have much more control over the quality of the garlic”
In Brunémont, in the department “du Nord” of France, Olivier Drubay specializes in the cultivation of garlic, onions and shallots on loamy to light clay soils in the valley of the river Sensée. After cultivation, the product is dried, cooled and stored and a whole range of manual processing takes place with 10 permanent and 40 temporary employees. Cleaning, sorting, braiding and smoking in special smoking chambers with beech wood is a special process. Finally, the smoked garlic, but also the shallots and onions, are packed for the supermarket. The result is a unique product in terms of shelf life and taste from the region, where Drubay is proud of. In the newly built storage, onions, shallots and garlic are stored and can be ventilated, dried and cooled.
⸻ Published: 01/09/2023
"Are those EC fans really that much more economical?"
Mark Grubben is an arable farmer in Swifterbant, the Netherlands, where he stores produce at 2 locations. The products he grows and stores himself are 25 ha of ware potatoes and 45 ha of red and yellow seed onions. Other crops are also grown as e.g. cereals.
⸻ Published: 22/06/2023
New onion storage: quality always wins
The new onion storage with condensation drying installation from Smits Akkerbouw in Nagele, which was built last year, immediately proved its worth in this year with high energy costs. "In the end, quality always wins," says Jac Smits when it comes to the storage efficiency of the new box storage, which is equipped with a climate computer with an energy management module.
⸻ Published: 21/04/2023
'It's about leaving a footprint' – Troy Seward, Golden West Produce
Troy Seward likes to grow things. And he believes you have to take risks to get to the next level. “I like the challenge of trying to make something work in a very competitive business,” says Seward, President of GW Farms LLC and Golden West Produce LLC, and CEO of Prosource Inc.
⸻ Published: 12/04/2022