Monday, 10 December 2018


In this interview I talked with Jack Ehren, Key Technology’s president, we discussed the evolution of the company, now that it is celebrating its 70th anniversary, but also about the challenges and future prospects of one of the most important potato equipment manufacturers, now a member of the Duravant family. 


In this exclusive interview with Marc Van Herreweghe, the new Chairman of Belgapom and CEO of Mydibel, we discuss the role and challenges that the Association faces going forward, as well as sustainability issues and problems related to recent weather conditions in Belgium and elsewhere, amongst other topics. 


Frozen potato-based products remain attractive for the European consumer. The most interesting aspect to observe is that while retail recorded steady figures or even small decreases during the last five years, the frozen potatoes category in foodservice consistently rose in many of the analyzed countries.


The continued growth in popularity of mashed potato as a meal accompaniment (usually positioned as an alternative to products such as chips, French fries, wedges and jacket potatoes) in many parts of the world is likely to offer opportunities to manufacturers within the next few years.


Unloading potatoes in a processing plant might be a challenge for any equipment producer. To learn how to best handle this first and important step in potato processing, Potato Business Digital spoke with specialists from Haith, Tong and Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP), who shared insights.

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