Press12 Mar 2015Avebe 2014/2015 campaign completed
The quality of this campaign’s potatoes was better than last year. The starch content is 20.3%, which is slightly above the long-term average. The average tare figure was 6%, which is in line with the long-term average. The cooperative’s members largely utilised their delivery capacity.
The campaign started on time in August 2014 and was characterised from the beginning by major differences in the yield per region. Many starch potato growers achieved an above-average starch yield per hectare, but in one part of Avebe’s operational area growers faced heavy rainfall in the spring. This resulted in a lower yield in the affected areas, or in some cases no harvest at all.
Avebe is the world’s leading potato starch company. Avebe creates and markets starch-based solutions for food, feed, paper, building, textiles and adhesives industries. Potato starch is a renewable resource with unique properties and a huge potential for innovation. Avebe is dedicated to use this potential and to add value for its customers by continuously improving existing starch applications and by creating new starch ingredients to help its customers innovate their products. Avebe operates worldwide, has production locations in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, and employs some 1300 people. For more information, visit avebe.com.
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