Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Visit our booth at Interpom | Primeurs!

Potato Business will be present at Interpom | Primeurs (hall 5, booth 579) in Kortrijk Xpo, Belgium, November 23 – 25. 

EU promises measures for young farmers: access to credit, production factors and knowledge

The Agriculture Council of the European Union meeting which took place Monday had as main theme “Strengthening EU policies to support young farmers”. 

Prince Edward Island Potato Board awards tips in tampering case

The potato industry in Prince Edward Island (PEI) will offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for recent potato tampering incidents. 

Mackie’s Crisps choose Ishida technology for the new factory in Errol

Crisps manufacturer Mackie’s Crisps uses three Ishida iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) for snacks at the new factory in Inchcoonans in Errol, Perthshire, Scootland.

New Herbert distributor for Russia’s growing market

The company Rusbana Engineering, Moscow-based, is the new distributor appointed by Herbert Engineering, for Russia and surrounding countries.

Americans spend over 85 million dollars on potatoes for Thanksgiving

Americans spend over 85 million dollars on potatoes for...

Fresh foods make up a big part of Thanksgiving dinner, so the Americans spend USD 85.7 million on potatoes...

The campaign Open Farm Sunday arrives to British Parliament

The campaign Open Farm Sunday arrives to British Parlia...

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), an organisation for more sustainable food and farming, launched it...

Potato Council invites the suppliers and traders to sustain Chip Week 2015

Potato Council invites the suppliers and traders to sus...

The Potato Council invites all involved in the business from suppliers to the chip shop trade or food serv...

Technology producers Miedema and Dewulf fusion and form single team

Technology producers Miedema and Dewulf fusion and form...

The fusion between Dewulf and Miedema is to be completed this year, both companies announced. 

New production and distribution facility in Bratislava, Slovakia

New production and distribution facility in Bratislava,...

TOMRA Sorting Solutions, the sorting and processing technology company, andPrologis, Inc., the global l...

Florimond Desprez Group acquires Germicopa, a potato seed company

Florimond Desprez Group acquires Germicopa, a potato se...

Florimond Desprez Group acquired Germicopa, one of the most important French potato seed companies and ...

Tummers on their new logo: “We wanted a more professional and more modern look”

Tummers on their new logo: “We wanted a more profession...

Technology producer Tummers has recently changed the company’s corporate logo and explained the decision ...

tna launched intelli-weigh 0328 omega multi-head twin scale

tna launched intelli-weigh 0328 omega multi-head twin s...

Integrated food packaging and processing solutions provider, tna,has launched the tna   intelli-weigh 0...

New Herbert distributor for Russia’s growing market

New Herbert distributor for Russia’s growing market

The company Rusbana Engineering, Moscow-based, is the new distributor appointed by Herbert Engineering,...

Thanksgiving Feast, a new line of kettle-cooked potato chips

Thanksgiving Feast, ...

Boulder Canyon Foods introduces Thanksgiving Feast, a new ...

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

Potato Week 2014 to ...

The dates for Potato Week 2014 are October 6-12 and the camp...

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

Kent Crisps Announce...

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Cr...

New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

New DiversaCut 2110A...

Several Urschel cutting machines will be on display at Sal...

McDonald’s Japan Is Releasing Purple Sweet Potato McShake This Autumn

McDonald’s Japan Is ...

McDonald's Japan is rolling out a special purple sweet potat...

Armenia registered an important growth in potato exports in 2014

Armenia registered a...

Armenian potato exports totaled about 20,600 tons, compared ...

McDonald’s does not plan to use J.R. Simplot's GMO potatoes

McDonald’s does not ...

A huge debate is happening these days in the USA involving...

Prince Edward Island Potato Board awards tips in tampering case

Prince Edward Island...

The potato industry in Prince Edward Island (PEI) will off...

Farmers in Uzbekistan learn how to improve productivity and save water

Farmers in Uzbekista...

Two international organizations lead projects for Uzbekist...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

BioSafe Systems Intr...

Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

Habasit, a leading manufacturer of high-quality conveyor and power transmission belting products, has opened a new fabrication and administration facility in Cordignano, north-eastern Italy.

Mr Thomas Habegger, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Habasit Holding AG, all members of the Board of Directors of Habasit Holding and Habasit AG, as well as company co-founder Mrs Alice Habegger, attended the inaugural event and met employees of Habasit Italiana and representatives of the authorities.
"The Cordignano plant has an area of 8'200 m2, almost double the size of the former fabrication plant in Vittorio Veneto. It houses our traditional fabric-based belting assembly, the administrative staff and the customer services. With the relocation of our activities, we are now able to significantly improve supply chain management, which will directly benefit our customers," stated Habegger.
The plant is among the world's most modern technological facilities. Its unique, state-of-the-art automated and semi-automated equipment meets the highest environmental and safety standards. The plant will deliver even faster response times, and thanks to its on-site belting specialists, even better service for customers.
Not only Italian customers will profit from the increased capacity: the plant uses economies of scale to fabricate a wide array of belts, and can handle the entire range of special applications for other Habasit affiliated companies worldwide.
In the near future, the new site will expand to include the Machine & Tools department and the Plastic division which includes the Habiplast products and the modular belts assembly line. There are currently 65 Habasit employees at Cordignano. This will grow to 125 when the fabrication facility operates at full load. There is also space for future growth.
The new facility is a significant long-term investment in increased productivity and improved quality that will enhance the provision of tailor-made solutions for Habasit's customers. "We thank Giovanni Volpi, Chairman of Habasit AG, whose visionary guidance, superb foresight and continuous support have made possible this unique technology and fabrication center at Cordignano," said Habegger. "The new fabrication facility is an outstanding example of Habasit's commitment to the principles of sustainable development, and shows our dedication to delivering products and solutions of the highest quality to our customers using advanced technology and continuous innovation."

 

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