The company, with corporate headquarters in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, will supply grading, washing and storage installations for three new French fries factories across the world. Local engineers of the Dutch distributor will install and commission these projects in various phases in the coming months.
‘Over the past months, our team has been very busy with the preparation and the detailed elaboration of these three major projects’, says CEO Wytse Oosterbaan. ‘A lot of time and effort has been invested, but we are very pleased that we have been able to conclude these multi-million contracts’, he adds.
French fries consumption on the rise in China
For the project in China, APH Group will install a bunker grading facility as well as a potato storage facility at a large Chinese potato producer and processor. ‘As the consumption of French fries is rising significantly in China, our customer has chosen to invest in this segment of the market by expanding the French fries production’, says Steven Koop, sales manager engineering at APH Group. ‘We will supply Wevano and Tummers grading washing installations, whereas we will also install Omnivent equipment and a significant number of Miedema machinery’, he adds.
‘Our customers in Romania and Saudi Arabia are going to build completely new French fries factories to meet the local demand’, Koop continues enthusiastically. In both of these countries, it will be the first French fries factories in the country, the company states. The company represents a great number of well-known brands. All equipment and installations that APH Group supplies for these projects are made in the Netherlands. ‘Our customers opt for Dutch quality with equipment from Wevano, Tummers, Miedema, and Omnivent, among others. Hence, we are very proud that these customers have chosen APH Group and our brands”, says the sales manager engineering, looking forward to the follow-up and completion of the projects.
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