Potato News from Finland

Europatat warmly welcomes PAYR, the Finnish Potato Sector Association, as National Association, elevating to 21 the number of countries covered by its membership.
April 22, 2024

PAYR, the Finnish Potato Sector Association, joins Europatat!

Founded in 2015, PAYR brought together the previous smaller potato associations to form a co-operative group able to speak for the whole potato value chain in Finland. PAYR also promotes the potato sales and supports potato research.
L-R Harry Tinson, general manager at HarvestEye, and Antti Hintikka, U2 Online Oy
March 03, 2024

Harvest Insights Sytem secures distributor for finnish potato and onion markets

Machine-Learning driven crop insights tool HarvestEye has secured its first distributorship in Finland
Tapio y Pia Knuuttila, de Skabam y la marca FREX
November 21, 2022

FREX: Una patata finlandesa que ha vuelto a sus raíces

Incluso el sabor de una sabrosa variedad de patata viene determinado en gran medida por el hecho de dar a la planta la cantidad adecuada de agua y nutrientes. Tapio Knuuttila, copropietario de Skabam, en Finlandia, decidió ver cómo sabrían las patatas si se devolviera su cultivo a sus raíces.
This Dewulf potato harvester harvests Puikula near the Arctic Circle
July 12, 2017

This Dewulf potato harvester digs up Puikula near the Arctic Circle

A 22-year-old Dewulf R3000S 2-row, self-propelled potato harvester, harvests recently in the Finnish Lapland. The machine harvests 70 km south of the Arctic Circle and is the most northern Dewulf harvester in the world.
Potato Breeder HZPC invests in Russia and Finland
February 23, 2016

Potato Breeder HZPC invests in Russia and Finland

HZPC Holland bv, world leader in potato breeding, announces the acquisition of all the remaining shares in the joint venture of the Finnish company HZPC Sadokas Oy. With all shares of HZPC Sadokas Oy, HZPC Holland also acquires the Russian company AO HZPC Sadokas in Saint Petersburg.
Poco Loco production facility in Roeselare Belgium
April 12, 2015

Paulig Group considers moving Swedish Tortilla Chips production to Belgium

Paulig Group has carried out a pre-study of the overall tex-mex chips production capacity within the group. Based on this Santa Maria AB, a division within Paulig Group, will investigate the preconditions for a possible relocation of the tex-mex chips production from Mölndal, Sweden, to Roeselare, Belgium.
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The Finnamyl Potato Starch factory in Kokemaeki, Finland
January 28, 2015

GEA Receives Order from Finnamyl in Finland for Drying Potato Protein

GEA Barr-Rosin has recently secured an order to supply Finnamyl Oy in Finland with a pneumatic drying and cooling system for potato protein.
Potato and rapeseed – sources of future cardio-vascular health?
December 03, 2014

Potato and rapeseed – sources of future cardio-vascular health?

Potato and rapeseed industry produce vast amounts of protein-rich by-products, which could be utilized in the production of high-quality foodstuffs.
 Finland
October 25, 2012

Poor potato crop in Finland could cause shortage

This year’s potato harvest in Finland could be smaller than expected thanks to the rainy summer. In recent years Finland has exported a large surplus, but that is unlikely to be possible with this year’s reduced yields.
July 09, 2012

Agrico takes 100% interest in Perunaseppä OY, Finland

On July 2nd, 2012, the Agrico Group acquired all the shares of the Finnish Perunaseppä OY through its subsidiary Agrico Nordic AB, Sweden.
April 16, 2012

HZPC wordt 100% eigenaar van HZPC-Kantaperuna AB (Finland)

Het pootaardappelbedrijf HZPC-Kantaperuna AB is gestart als een joint venture tussen twee pootaardappelbedrijven Pohjoisen Kantayhtiö uit Finland (60%) en HZPC uit Nederland (40%). Onlangs heeft HZPC de resterende 60% van de aandelen van Kantaperuna ov...
Formit and Ekko develop next generation Combi and Knife peeler
February 09, 2012

Formit and Ekko develop next generation Combi and Knife peeler

Two equipment manufacturers from Northern Europe, FORMIT and EKKO have decided to cooperate to create the next generation of combined abrasive and knife peeler.
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Best potato harvest in the North of Finland

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