Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S takes over the activities in Scanax International A/S

It is a satisfied board and management in Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S which can announce that Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S retroactively till March 1st 2017,
have taken over all the activities in Scanax International A/S.
The two companies have throughout the last months looked at the possibilities. It has led to the purchase of all activities in Scanax.
The activities will be carried on in a new daughter company of Thorsens
Chipskartofler A/S but with the existing name Scanax International A/S and with the same staff. Erik Thorsen will though step in as director.

You can read the full press release here

Potato Europe



Erik and Jannie visited Potato Europe Sept. 14th, they could tell that it was hot and dry conditions in France. They could also tell of a great show as usual, where they also met many colleagues from the potato industry.


The new harvest

Ny Lady RosettaWe have now started on the new harvest, which is four days later than last year. The new crop comes from the south of Germany towards the French border, where the climate is somewhat different from what we know at home.

Early potatoes

FreiburgErik Thorsen and Jesper Poulsen has been on a trip down to the Southern Germany to look at the early Lady Rosetta, we have in contract. As you can see, they are a lot bigger than in Denmark. Note that they have pipes out for irrigation, it is a very rare sight in Denmark, but it fits well with their small fields, and they can irrigate a little at night if there is a risk of frost. Some might also notice the many stones that are in the field, this is one of the reasons why they can grow so early potatoes, the stones helps to retain on the heat in the soil.tidlige LR iFrei

Opening of the new potato central at RWG Niedersachsen Mitte eG

Friday the 27th. February. Thorsens Chipskartofler’s partner in Germany, RWG Niedersachsen Mitte eG had invited to the opening of their new facilities in Steimbke. Here from the company Erik Thorsen, Jesper Poulsen, Chairman Kurt Friis Jørgensen and Vice chairman Henrik Jakobsen participated in the opening.
All of us here at Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S wishes RWG congratulations on their new facilities, and we hope for a continues good cooperation in the future.
By clicking this link, you can se an article and some photos from the opening.

Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH

Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S have chosen to found a daughter company in Germany. The company is registred as Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH and is owned 100 % by Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S.

Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH will open September 7th 2013, in rented premises by RWG Hoya eG’s potato division. Kartoffelzentrum Hagen, Zum Bahnhof 2a, 31535 Hagen, Neustadt am Rübenberge.

There is made an agreement regarding rent of office and quality control facilities.

Director for Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH is Erik B. Thorsen, but the full responsibility regarding the operation is entrusted to the newly appointed operation manager for Southern Europe, Jesper B. Poulsen.

In 11 years Jesper has been employed as responsible for storing and production in Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S, therefore the concept which the company works by, is very well known for Jesper, and he will bring this concept to the daugther company in Germany.

Thorsens Chipskartofler Gmbh’s function is, as a service for the parent company, to take over all logistics and quality control regarding deliveries for Southern Europe and logistics and quality control regarding deliveries from suppliers and other partners in Germany.

Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH will not do any trading of potatoes, instead the operations in the company will be concentrated around logistics and quality control, so the service for costumers and suppliers will be even better.

All buying and selling of potatoes, will still be done, from the parent company Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S in Denmark.

In 2014 Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH will move the adress to similar premises in Steimbke.

RWG Hoya eG will build new facilities in Steimbke for storing, washing, grading and packing. These new facilities will be build during the next year.

Thorsens Chipskartofler GmbH will therefore get the possibility from 2014, to deliver the same kind of goods as delivered from Denmark now. It means washed and optic graded potatoes, and therefore no waste for the costumer.

Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S hopes that German suppliers, partners and Southern European costumers will like this new innitiativ, and it may be an advantage for everybody.

Visiting Italy

Because Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S has begone to sell an increasing quantity to Italy, Jesper, Erik and Jacob were visiting the Italian cooperators, and one of the factories there is delivered to.

Italy has a big production of crisps, and a big part of the potatoes for that are imported, caused by the hot climate, which makes storage very difficult, because the potatoes not will get firm for stock, when the harvest takes place in 25-30 degrees.

When the climate is different from the Scandinavian, the Italians handling of potatoes is different too, which challenges Thorsens Chipskertofler A/S’ normal procedure for handling and delivery.

The visit in Italy gave a good insight into how the potatoes were handled after Thorsens Chipskertofler A/S has delivered to the factory, and an understanding of, why they did as they did. Furthermore the relation between the participating from Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S and the cooperators from Italy were strengthened.

Strategic cooperation


Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S (TCK) has engaged in a close strategic cooperation with Danespo A/S, as a part of the cooperation, Danespo has bought 20 % of the shares in TCK. (link)


The cooperation is a part of TCK’s strategic plan, where the wish for an ongoing raise in turn-over, has made the cooperation attractive both on supply, production and sales side.


The companies both have many years of experience on each of their individual areas, which have shown to be very well connected, with the desire for achieving synergy effects between the companies.

Other articles can be seen at following links:

Link to Danespos website