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Aviko to close Amberger potato specialties plant in Germany

Aviko to close Amberger potato specialties plant in Germany

The Aviko Amberger plant ('Dolli-Werk') is a small factory producing mostly local potato specialties. The plant is located right in the middle of the small German village of Oberdolling (Courtesy: Donaukurier)

November 8, 2018
Potato Processor Aviko, a Royal Cosun company, has decided to terminate operations at its factory in Oberdolling (Germany). The Amberger factory will be closed before the end of the year.

Aviko acquired a 60 percent stake in the Amberger factory in 2014 from the former owners, the Amberger family. Aviko acquired full ownership in 2017.

The facility produces local potato specialities such as Knödel, Garkartoffeln and Kartoffelsalat that are sold mainly on the home market in Bavaria. A raft of initiatives has failed to improve the factory’s results. The operations are running at a loss and there is little prospect of any improvement.

Some 150 members of staff will unfortunately lose their jobs at Amberger. Some of them will be offered alternative employment at the Aviko factory in Rain am Lech, also in Bavaria
Companies in this Article
Amberger (Dolli Werk GmbH & Co.KG )is a Geman manufacturer of French Fries and a wide range of potato specialties
Aviko is one of the four largest potato processors in the world and is European market leader of fresh, frozen and dried potato products. Aviko provides appropriate potato products for every market (foodservice, retail or industry).
Royal Cosun processes vegetable raw materials into ingredients for foodstuffs and, increasingly, non-food applications.