AVEBE, founded in 1919, was at first a marketing and sales organisation for several independent Dutch potato starch co-operatives. The word AVEBE is an abbreviation of Aardappelmeel Verkoop Bureau (Potato Starch Sales Office).
For several decades AVEBE focused on sales of potato starch. However, in 40’s and 50’s of the twentieth century the still independent factories, connected to AVEBE, began innovating by developing and producing special products (derivatives) based on potato starch. After that AVEBE expanded her capabilities in manufacturing modified starches.
In 1971 AVEBE finally was no longer only a sales office, but the factories decided to integrate their production sites into this sales office. From that time on AVEBE was formally a production and sales organisation with several thousands of farmers attached to it. The main focus was on producing potato starch, but the research and development of modified starches became more and more important.
Currently, AVEBE operates wholly owned starch processing facilities, mainly in Europe, and is selling high quality starch and starch specialties worldwide.
In 2007 AVEBE founded its innovation subsidiary Solanic. Solanic specializes in the non-starch ingredients of starch potatoes, especially high performance proteins.