Agrana Staerke GmbH - Gmünd
- Dehydrated Potato Products
- Agrana Staerke GmbH - Gmünd
Agrana Stärke GmbH Gmünd
Agrana Stärke's Gmünd potato starch factory is located in the Waldviertel region of Lower Austria, close to the border with the Czech Republic.
The Waldviertel region is Austria's principal potato-growing area.
The facility at Gmund is Austria's only potato starch factory.
A proportion of the annual potato starch output of nearly 48,000 tonnes (limited by EU quota) is sold as native starch, the larger proportion however is converted to modified starch (wet derivatives and drum-dried products).
With a workforce of around 420 AGRANA manufactures both starches for the food sector as well as starches for technical applications, such as in the construction, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries. The facility in Gmünd also processes organic potatoes to make organic starches, organic sweeteners and organic longlife potato products, such as purées, potato dough mixes and infant formula.
In total, AGRANA manufactures over 300 different starch products at its mill in Gmünd.