Ukrainian company will build a potato processing plant


Ukrainian company will build a potato processing plant

07/22/2020

Potato Agro is currently supplying potatoes for chips processing under a forward contract

Potato Agro, which grows potatoes under the BESTPOTATO brand, plans to launch its own processing plant next year.

Business Lead & CEO Potato Agro Konstantin Sarnatsky told AgroPortal.ua about this.

“This will be the first or one of the first factories for the production of French fries in Ukraine,” he said.

So far, plans are constrained by the situation related to the spread of the coronavirus, explains Sarnatsky. If quarantine measures practically did not affect the production processes, then the strategic goals have undergone adjustments.

“We need to organize construction, find specialists, and all contacts are practically closed. It is difficult to talk about serious cooperation, ”adds Sarnatsky.

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He notes that the company is now supplying potatoes under a forward contract for processing into chips. 400 hectares of fields are used for this.

Another 400 hectares are allotted for universal varieties of potatoes, which can be processed into fries.

As early as next year, the total area under potatoes should be more than 1,000 hectares. In general, Potato Agro plans to increase the land bank by 40-50% annually.

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