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.
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.
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.
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.
”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.
Friday 19th January 2018 we held the annual meeting for our growers.
It is always nice to see so many growers and their employees coming to our grower meetings.
We started out with coffee and bread, Erik Thorsen thanked both growers and employees for the enormous effort they had done in a very difficult season, hereafter Erik Thorsen briefed about the market situation for the past year as well as the plans for the company in the future. He told about the many new initiatives that will begin in 2018.
Anja Ry Milton spoke about the challenges both the growers and Thorsens Chipskartofler have had during the wet harvest conditions. The growers nodded recognizing to those facts she mentioned. Anja ended up thanking the growers for the enormous effort they had done on harvesting the potatoes on time for the deliveries directly for production.
Bearing the wet late summer and autumn in mind we also had a talk about drying the potatoes in containers as this was relevant during 2017 harvest. As a consequence of this Thorsens Chipskartofler has obtained an offer for a joint purchase of containers that can dry the potatoes, this offer was presented to the growers.
Torben Nielsen presented the results and statistics of the year, it was clear that the increase in the contracted price for 2017 had a positive outcome on the results. The statistics also showed that the yield was above average but not at a record level.
Finally Bent Henneberg and Niels Rasmussen from the company Geoteam had been invited to tell us about their company and their products for precision farming. It was obvious that this was a topic of great interest to the attendants and there were some good debates about future agriculture and opportunities in cultivation techniques.
We are getting ready for the Christmas Holidays and wish everyone a merry Christmas with thanks for the year soon gone by. It has been a very exciting year and lots of new things have happened in the company.
2018 is also set out to be a very exciting year with new interesting initiatives which we look forward to.
Finally Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S and Scanax International A/S want to thank all of you for the co-operation in 2017 and wish everyone a delightful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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