Aviko recently introduced plans to direct a severe investment in its production capacity in Poperinge, Belgium. The decision follows permission by Aviko’s parent company, Royal Cosun. The capital injection contains the establishment of a wholly new manufacturing facility for frozen potato flakes and French fries for markets in Western Europe, Asia, and South America.
The latest plant with a capacity of 175,000 tons of frozen fries and 11,000 tons flakes yearly, will embody wastewater remedy, a 40m high chilly retailer, a factory, a washing, and sorting area and flakes production. In Proven, an in depth-by sub-municipality of Poperinge, Aviko already has a production site for deep-frozen fries and potato specialties with round 275 workers. This production website will focus entirely on the manufacturing of potato specialties. The present frozen fries’ production will likely be transferred to Poperinge. When entirely operational, the new facility will employ roughly 155 workers, including 45 coming over from Proven. Start-up is anticipated to commence in September 2021.
Avioko’s ambition is to realize growth in a sustainable and accountable method with respect for folks, society, and the setting. Therefore, all through the various levels of design, development, and operation, the very best standards of sustainability are met. This includes excessive combined energy efficiency, minimal lack of potato materials, full reprocessing of residual materials, rooftop solar panels, reuse of water, and a cold store built following BREEM requirements – an assessment tool for the sustainability performance of buildings.