Potato News from Austria

Dr. Markus Schlagbauer, CEO and Eamonn Cullen as Global Category Manager for Potatoes of Insort
May 24, 2024

Eamonn Cullen appointed as global category manager for potatoes at Insort GmbH

The stated aim is to use the Sherlock machines to further reduce food waste, ensure food safety and maximize food quality.
Dr Markus Schlagbauer, CEO and Matthias Jeindl, Founder + Partner are shaping the future of Insort.
February 05, 2024

Insort Names Markus Schlagbauer as New CEO

Insort, the leading provider of innovative sorting solutions for the food industry, announces a significant change in the company‘s management.
Partnership for Sustainable Growth: Nordic Investor Alder Joins Forces with Insort to Revolutionize the Food Industry
November 01, 2023

Partnership for Sustainable Growth: Nordic Investor Alder Joins Forces with Insort to Revolutionize the Food Industry

Nordic financial investor Alder, focused on investing in technology companies that drive sustainable solutions, joins them, Insort, the expert in high-tech imaging solutions for the food industry, as an investor.
AGRANA expands production capacity for technical starches and invests EUR 23 million (USD 24,8 million) at Gmünd site
May 22, 2023

AGRANA expands production capacity for technical starches and invests EUR 23 million at Gmünd site

This year, the fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA is starting with the construction of an additional drum drying plant at the site of its potato starch mill in Gmünd (Waldviertel District of Lower Austria).
Insort's Sherlock Food Analyser - the first choice when it comes to analysing dry matter and other quality parameters, non-destructively in real time.
April 02, 2023

Insort's Sherlock Food Analyser Lets You Know the Level of Moisture in Potato Fries Non-Destructively in Real Time

Insort's Sherlock Food Analyser uses infrared light to identify the chemical composition of the food being processed, enabling you to get the right crispiness and moisture in the final output.
ADAPT news: Proteome profiling to understand multi-stress response in potato
January 17, 2023

ADAPT news: Proteome profiling to understand multi-stress response in potato

The Horizon 2020 EU project Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerAnt PoTato (ADAPT), in which Europatat is participating, aims at developing new strategies to make potatoes fit for the challenging growth conditions of the future.
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Updates on the Austrian potato variety trials (Nov 2022)
November 05, 2022

Update on ADAPT potato variety trials in Austria (Nov 2022)

The ADAPT project aims at developing new strategies to make potatoes fit for the challenging growth conditions of the future. Within this project, potato varieties trials are conducted in Austria.
Two new varieties for the potato chips and table potato sector: Nöstling and Meichip
September 04, 2022

Lower Austrian Seed Growers' Cooperative presents two new potato varieties at Potato Europe Nöstling and Meichip

Together with around 300 active growers, Niederösterreichische Saatbaugenossenschaft, the only potato breeder in Austria, has been breeding high-quality potato varieties for international and domestic cultivation for 95 years now.
Newcold: Efficient Warehouse Automation for xxl freezer
January 31, 2022

Newcold: Efficient Warehouse Automation for xxl freezer

The Dutch logistics service provider NewCold has constructed one of North America's largest freezer warehouses in Burley, Idaho. The global freezer logistics specialist had no choice but to automate the facility.
Longest ever starch potato processing campaign: AGRANA processed a record quantity of 322,000 metric tons of starch potatoes in 189 days
March 06, 2021

AGRANA processed a record quantity of starch potatoes in its longest campaign ever

At the end of February, AGRANA successfully ended its processing of the 2020/2021 potato harvest at its potato starch mill in Gmünd (Lower Austria). With a processing period of 189 days, this was AGRANA's longest ever campaign in Austria.
Insort's video presentation of the Sherlock Safeguard® highlights food safety benefits
December 08, 2020

Insort's video presentation of the Sherlock Safeguard® highlights food safety benefits

Following the introduction of the Sherlock Safeguard®, Insort presents a video highlighting the food safety benefits of their latest sorter. And - once again - Insort shows that a video presentation of equipment does not have to be boring.
Insort Presents Sherlock Safeguard®
November 13, 2020

Insort introduces Sherlock Safeguard® - a sure way to remove foreign objects from food products

Insort is proud to announce another major development to increase food safety in food production with the Sherlock Safeguard®. The heart of the machine is the latest generation of the tried and tested Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT® Gen3).
The potato is used to cooler climate and vulnerabe to environmental stresses; particularly to combinations of heat and drought.
September 01, 2020

Major European project to develop heat- and drought-stress tolerant potatoes

The Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna coordinates a consortium of 17 European leading academic research institutions, potato breeders, a non-profit EU association, a government agency and a screening technology developer.
Elea highlights benefits PEF for snack sector at Snackex 2017
July 01, 2017

Elea highlights benefits PEF for snack sector at Snackex 2017

Elea GmbH, leading manufacturer of equipment for Pulsed Electric Field treatment (PEF) used the recently concluded Snackex to highlight the opportunities PEF offers to snack manufacturers. Elea also introduce its Elea SmoothCut™ One system.
Keynote Speaker SNACKEX 2017 announced: Ken Hughes
October 05, 2016

Keynote Speaker SNACKEX 2017 announced: Ken Hughes

The headline speaker for the next SNACKEX industry event in Vienna (June 2017) has been confirmed: Consumer and Shopper Behaviouralist Ken Hughes
Potato Beetles invade Austrian village
September 10, 2016

Potato Beetles invade Austrian village

Hundreds of thousands of potato beetles which made life miserable for residents of the small village of Hüttendorf in Lower Austria for a week have vanished as quickly as they appeared.
„Tiroler Speckigen“ and „Tiroler Mehligen“ now available at SPAR
September 09, 2015

Austrian retailer SPAR offers 'Quality Tirol' Potatoes

The potato harvest in Tirol (Austria) has started: from now on the great tasting „Tiroler Speckigen“ and the „Tiroler Mehligen“ with Quality seal „Qualität Tirol“ are available in all branches of the retailer SPAR throughout Austria.
Matthias Jeindl, CEO Insort with the award winning Sherlock Food Analyser
March 29, 2015

FoodTec Award in Gold for Insort 'Sherlock Food Analyser'

At the Anuga FoodTec trade fair from 24 to 27 March in Cologne, Insort presents the latest innovation in process monitoring for food production with its 'Sherlock food analyser'.

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