Clarebout Potatoes Reveals New Factory Ambitions
Clarebout Potatoes, a Belgian company that is among Europe’s largest producers of frozen fries and potato flakes for the food retail sector, plans to build a new factory in Framiers, reports TIJD.
The company already has a potato warehouse in the Wallonian town which is home to approximately 200,000 inhabitants.
According to the information, the plant could be erected on an industrial estate and should be able to produce 2,300 tons of fries per days, 400 tons of other preparations, as well as 100 tons of potato flakes.
Clarebout Potatoes is already making around 700,000 tons of frozen French fries in Nieuwkerke-Heuvelland, where it is headquartered, and Warneton.
According to the frozen potato producer, Framiers, a town close to the French border, is perfectly situated thanks to the presence of potato growers and good climatic conditions.
The new factory will require a minimum investment of a EUR300m. However, the company’s main priority right now is the completion of the site in Warneton.
At this time, Clarebout Potatoes has not received approval from official bodies to start the project.