Herningegnens LandboUngdom visit Thorsens Chipskartofler

 

Monday 11 September in March 2019, Thorsen’s Chipskartofler was host to the Herningegnens LandboUngdom. There were approximately 100 interested participants, who were given a tour of production and stock as well as in the new hall from 2018 to the production and stock of organic potatoes. After the tour, Erik Bech Thorsen presented the company’s background, idea and concept. There were many good questions from the very interested participants, who might one day become future suppliers to Thorsens Chipskartofler.

Thank you for your visit.

Sponsor of Team Rynkeby

Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S will again be one of the sponsors of Team Rynkeby´s Midt-West team. Team Rynkeby is a European charity cycling team. In the summer 2019 Team Rynkeby will cycle to Paris to raise money for children with critical illnesses. We wish them a nice and safe trip.

 

 

Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S presents a splendid result

Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S presents a record result.
The company presents consolidated accounts with a profit of DKK 9.1 million.
It is a highly satisfied board and management in Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S, which presented the consolidated financial statements for 2017/2018 at the company’s general meeting on Monday, 20 August 2018. The result is DKK 9.1 million before taxes and DKK 7.1 million after taxes. The company now has an equity of DKK 42.7 million.
The success is the result of a focused expansive strategy that the company has been pursuing determinedly since 2012. Here, the company invested in an expansion and modernization of the production plant of DKK 26 million.
Annual turnover has increased from approx. 50,000 tonnes in 2011/12 to approx. 115,000 tonnes in 2017/18. Which corresponds to over 300 million bags of chips. The increase in revenue is primarily ensured by investing in the market for crisp potatoes for Southern Europe.
The volume increase in revenue in 2017/18 has been over 25 %. Growth has occurred in almost all markets and activities.
However, Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S is no way resting on their laurels. They have just completed the construction of a new storage and production building of 4,550 m2 for the most advanced and future-proof plant for organic potatoes. The building contains storage facilities with a capacity of 5,800 tonnes of organic potatoes with the latest technology in temperature and humidity control. As well as a ultra modern sorting line with a capacity of 60 ton/hour and 30 ton/hour when washing and sorting.
The new investment will be introduced on Friday, August 24, 2018, with an Open House event from 10.45 – 16.00 – everybody is very welcome.
The opening speech is held by Martin Merrild, Chairman of Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

New crisping potatoes

We have started with the new crop of Lady Rosetta, it´s a highlight of the year that we all are looking forward to. It’s exciting when we get all the trucks up from the southern Germany, will they arrive on time in the busy holiday traffic. At the same time there will be deliveries of potatoes from 2017 harvest in the next 2 weeks as well.

The “black line”

Now we finally reached so far with the new project that we are getting roads throughout the company with asphalt.

The new building is finished!

However, the machine companies still work with the machines and various small things, all while the “black line” between the buildings is being made by Colas.

We are looking forward to break in all the new stuff.

Verdi in Germany

Last week we were visiting some of our German growers. In the above picture you can see how Verdi looks in the field, you can see that they are 14 days further ahead in Germany.

Verdi is a relatively popular crisping variety in Germany because of the high drymatter and low sugar content.

The image below shows when they are sorting Verdi from the 2017 harvest in Germany.

Trial field 2018

33 varieties of potatoes have now been put in the ground in our 2018 trial field. Again this year on site at Henrik Jakobsens farm. It will be exciting to follow all the varieties throughout the season. Thanks to Henrik for spending time and machines on such a lovely spring day