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

New employees at Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S.

In connection with some changes in our organization Jannie has become responsible for Southern Europe and therefore Louise Cleve has been employed as new secretary for Erik Thorsen. Louise started working at Thorsens March 1st and Jannie is in the process of handing over assignments to Louise, while Jannie also handles our deliveries in Southern Europe.

New development at Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S.

In order to be able to meet the increasing demand for organic potatoes for the chips and peeling industry, we are constructing a new building which contains storage facilities, as well as production facilities. The aim is to handle the organic part of our production and our production of peeling and French fry potatoes, in the new facilities.
The capacity of the new storage will be 58.000 Hkg in wooden boxes each containing 1800 kg. The storage will be equipped with room cooling and pressure ventilation between the boxes.
The new production plant is designed so we can handle peeling and French fry potatoes better, than we can in our existing plant, as we, among other things, get much better possibilities for size sorting, both on washed as well as unwashed potatoes. Thus we will be better capable of fulfilling the wishes from our customers.

Store Kartoffeldag 2018

”Store Kartoffeldag”, is the day where the organization ”Danske Kartofler” hold their annual general Assembly. At the same time the industry or affiliated industries have the opportunity to show their goods at Vingsted Hotel og konferencecenter.
Thorsens Chipskartofler of course were represented again this year. All visitors to our stand could taste different crisps from our customers and have a talk about crisp potatoes.