Danish Lady Rosetta

We have processed Danish Lady Rosetta for 3 weeks. The yields are respectable and the quality is very good in most lots. But it’s not easy to get the fresh potatoes harvested, because of all the rain that has fallen. Today I witnessed how much our brave farmers and truckdrivers struggle, to deliver the potatoes we need.

Thank you to all of you for your great battle out there.

Delayed storing season

The storing season has finally started, we received the first load of organic potatoes for storing this Friday. This is 15 days later than last year.
The potatoes have been ready for harvesting for a while, but the large amounts of rain have prevented the growers from harvesting under the right conditions

The buildings are sold in Gadbjerg

davFrom 1st July 2017, FC Beton A/S has taken over the buildings in Gadbjerg from Scanax International A/S.
Scanax International A/S will of course continue its operation, from now on it is from Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S in Sunds.
We are looking forward to gathering all the activities in Sunds and look forward to continue the good cooperation with everyone.

Team Rynkeby Midt-Vest

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Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Team Rynkeby’s Midt-West team. Paid us a visit to show off their beautiful clothes where our logo has found it´s way to the right thigh. 12 bicycle riders came by and thought the deposit was good enough to handle the final part of today’s stage.
The team was characterized by high spirits and great gratitude to all of their sponsors, which allows them to raise even more money for cancer-affected children.
We wish the whole Team Rynkeby a good trip to Paris.
Read more:http://www.team-rynkeby.dk/teams-1/tr-midt-vest.aspx

or follow them at https://www.facebook.com/teamrynkebymidtvest/?fref=ts

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New crop

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We have started the production with new potatoes from Germany. The first trucks were ready to unload Sunday morning. After a less busy period in the production, the new potatoes have started some activity. At the same time there will be some production from the old crop from 2016 harvest in the next week as well.

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Upgrade on the water treatment plant

20170405_142024In order to minimize the water consumption in our production, we have now invested in an upgrade of our water treatment plant.

Since we invested in the water treatment plant in 2012, the plant has not contributed as much to the saving of water as we hoped for. Besides that it has also been difficult to adjust the plant so it could run without problems. Therefore the board decided to invest in an upgrade of the plant.

One part of the upgrade consists of automatization done by flowmeters and turbidity measurements. The other part consists of a belt filter press with buffer tanks and pumps in order to dewater the sludge.

The upgrade has been delivered and installed by WAM Watertech.

Our production responsible Ingus have looked forward to having a well-functioning water treatment plant. Now we can just hope it will live up to our expectations.

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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

The big potatoday

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Again this year we had decided to have a display at Vingsted Hotel og Konference center under Danske Kartofler´s event, called The big potatoday. Like the other years, it was Jannie and Jesper you could meet and have a chat with while they served some crunchy crisps from our customers. The picture below shows Jannie who was allowed to make a quick presentation of our company.

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Thoughts create behavior – behavior creates results

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Management Specialist Jan Thaarup Sjøstrand got most of the participants to listen carefully last Friday when we held the first growers meeting of the year.
Entitled “Your farm – Your responsibility” everybody listened intently to Jan´s talk about how they will help themselves to set the agenda on their own farm or businesses.
Everyone should make sure to clarify their mission, make it clear to their employees what they want and which way to go, to get there.
Business leaders must take the lead and be positive thinking, which are pleasant to be with and in this way create the culture they want.
The culture that it takes to get where you want to be.
Previously Erik Thorsen presented the company for the growers. Reviewed the whole concept of Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S, to give the growers the same presentation of the company, as our customers usually encounter on their visit.
The presentation aroused great enthusiasm by the growers who now better know the company they own.
Torben Nielsen presented some calculations regarding the economy in crisping potatoes. Costings showed how it is possible to optimize the level of expenses in the cultivation.
The presentation gave everyone something to think about and hopefully it can contribute to the improvement of the growers economy.

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