Agrico built this centre to monitor and increase the quality of its potato varieties. At the centre, efficient inspections are performed to obtain greater insight into the internal and external quality and vitality of its potatoes.
This information will help Agrico identify the right destination for each lot and contribute to guaranteeing the quality of potatoes sold to customers.
Agrico will also use this data to optimise how the potatoes are grown and stored.
Harald Bouman, mayor of Emmeloord (left) and Jan van Hoogen, Managing director of Agrico (right) officially open the centre by activating the tare machine by discharging a lot of potatoes
Activities at the new quality centre already started at the beginning of the new season last August. The experiences until now are very positive. The centre satisfies the expectations of the cooperative and its growers and customers.
“The Agrico Quality Center has been operating for six months now.”
“We have already processed more than 10,000 individual samples. Investing in this quality centre represents a giant leap forward in innovation and digitisation that prepares us for the future.”
“This centrally located facility that uses the latest technology to monitor quality places us firmly at the cutting edge of our sector.”
“The data registered and collected here gives us the tools to take our organisation to an even higher dimension. It also signals significant advances along the road to the projected growth and professionalism of Agrico.”
Potato samples are stored in climate chambers that provide insight into the quality properties of varieties under different conditions
In his speech the mayor complimented Agrico and her members with the decisiveness and entrepreneurship needed to realize this as a cooperative.
In the afternoon Agrico held a well visited open day for its members and other invited guests.