Thorsens Chipskartofler had a course about potatoes yesterday for all employees. This included a trip to different potato fields, where Torben from our agro department explained about the different varieties and diseases. We saw crisp potatoes, peeling potatoes and organic potatoes. After the trip to the fields there was a presentation about the physiology of the potato. The day was exciting for everyone and both new and old employees got more knowledge.
In week 25 we took a trip to Germany to visit our German colleges in Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH and meet up with our partner RWG. Besides this we also got to see our contract areas, which currently is looking really good as you can see in the pictures.
The varieties on the pictures are among others Lady Claire, Lady Britta and Lady Rosetta.
Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S’ employees and partners were on a company event Friday the 26th of June.
The party committee had arranged a stay at Borbjerg Mølle Inn, where we had a great dinner and a good time together.
It was a nice stay which also included a little boat trip.
For the last 14 days we have stored organic peeling and french frie potatoes, it has been difficult this year with the sometimes inclement weather we have had.
Yesterday we started storing conventional crisping potatoes and the first Lady Claire was put in the bulk store.
We eagerly follow the breeders on the harvesters around Denmark and wish them a good harvest season, and hope for some good potato weather.
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.
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Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year
to all of you.
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.
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.