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Dutch Delegates visit Potato Chips Manufacturer B.E.P.P CO in Iraq

The meeting between Mr. Michel Rentenaar, Mr. Hans Akerboom, and the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company, Mr. Shaaban An-Nahar

Michel Rentenaar, the Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, along with Hans Akerboom, the Dutch consul in the Kurdistan Region visited Beirut Erbil for Potato Products company (B.E.P.P CO), the Iraq-based potato chips manufacturer and exporter to meet Shaaban An-Nahar, the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company.
The Dutch Government played an important role in the realization of this facility.
 
Michel Rentenaar, the Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, Hans Akerboom, the Dutch consul in the Kurdistan Region, and Shaaban An-Nahar, the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company

Michel Rentenaar, the Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, Hans Akerboom, the Dutch consul in the Kurdistan Region, and Shaaban An-Nahar, the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company

Last Year, B.E.P.P CO opened a new state-of-the-art potato storage facility that can provide optimal conditions for potatoes for processing at all times to optimize potato quality.

The meeting between Mr. Michel Rentenaar Mr. Hans Akerboom, and the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company, Mr. Shaaban An-Nahar contained a discussion regarding the latest developments in Beirut Erbil Company and it mainly focuses on:

  • B.E.P.P CO owned Refrigerated warehouses which had a capacity to store more than 10 thousand tonnes of potatoes as the raw material.
  • The methods of storage used by the company for the raw material generally Potato, and their unique methods of unloading through machines.
  • Laboratory testing of raw materials and testing methods using the latest equipment is also a speciality of B.E.P.P CO.
  • The methods for the production or the process to obtain chips that meets the aspirations of the local market with international standards in terms of quality and taste, is definitely something that defines B.E.P.P CO.
  • The company also owns and manages a Warehouse for finished goods.
  • The outstanding efforts made by all departments within the company is giving B.E.P.P CO its purpose for developing and maintaining itself as one of the leading companies in the production of potato chips.
 
Ambassador Michel Rentenaar, Dutch Consul Hans Akerboom, met and consulted with the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company, Mr. Shaaban An-Nahar, and discussed the latest developments in Beirut Erbil Company and informed them about the latest developments

Ambassador Michel Rentenaar, Dutch Consul Hans Akerboom, met and consulted with the Director General of Beirut Erbil Company, Mr. Shaaban An-Nahar, and discussed the latest developments in Beirut Erbil Company and informed them about the latest developments

The goal of this project is to meet the demand for locally-produced and processed potato products through further development and completion of the ''Potato Value Chain''. The project aims to achieve an increased and more resilient income for farmers and a sustainable, locally-sources value chain, that supplies the regional market and contributes to local economic development. It helped in adding a food processing component and potato chip factory to this value chain for the first time in KRI.
 
Inspection of the latest technology

Inspection of the latest technology by the visiting delegates

About B.E.P.P CO
 

( B.E.P.P CO) is a plant for food-industries which aims at making Iraq a manufacturer and exporter for potato products coordinating with the supporting companies such as Nahar Al-Awrad Company one of the most important companies in Iraq specialized in importing and growing potato seeds. The company currently offers natural potato chip products with the following names (Mr.Krisper, Mito) and despite its recent development, the company has achieved a big success in the local markets by marketing its products throughout Iraq.

To optimize potato quality, B.E.P.P CO opened a new state-of-the-art potato storage facility that can provide optimal conditions for potatoes for processing at all times. The cold stores were built on an area of 5332 square meters divided into 10 storage rooms, and it is one of the largest cold stores in Iraq, with a storage capacity about 10,000 tons.

The capacity of each room reaches more than 1000 tons.

BEPPCO hopes to produce plenty of raw material of potato by activating an agricultural area in Iraq through constant contracts with farmers , on one hand , and creating new work opportunities which ensure raising living levels for society, on the other hand

 
Conference Hall

Scene of Conference Hall during a brief discussion among the delegates

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