Emsland Group installs four drum dryers for a new potato flake line at its Hagenow plant

The construction of Emsland Group’s new potato flake factory at the Hagenow production site is now progressing quickly and on schedule. The last two of four drum dryers (Yankee Drums) have been installed in CW 21.

The Emsland Group once again underlines its leading position in the potato flakes sector and thus also in the snacks sector worldwide.

As a complete supplier of potato starch, modified and clean label starches as well as potato flakes and granules, the Emsland Group occupies a unique position in the market, and the doubling of its capacity on the site from Hagenow will now enable the group to support the steady growth of its customers even more sustainably and with greater planning certainty in the future.

(Click to enlarge)

The four latest-generation tumble dryers installed are state-of-the-art and feature improved thermal conductivity thanks to their sheet steel construction

Johannes Rathsack, technical director of the Hagenow site:

“The four latest-generation tumble dryers installed are state-of-the-art and feature improved thermal conductivity thanks to their sheet steel construction.”

“The surface quality of the new drums (coated with stainless steel) is superior to that of conventional uncoated drums, which helps to improve the quality of the product.”

“These conditions translate into the production of an additional 24,000 tons of flakes per year.”

At the same time, further modernization measures are underway at the company’s premises in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Mr. Christian Heinrich, plant manager in Hagenow, explains that the potato cutting line and the peeling area have already been mechanically completed. The last cooker, blancher and cooler as well as various platforms will be installed in the coming weeks.

Four new dryers and a central potato outlet will be built on site, greatly improving workflow. The construction of six other silos is also planned within this framework.

The Group’s investment volume of around 25 million euros on the production site is not subsidized and should also create many new jobs on the site.

The investment will also contribute to securing the approximately 200 existing jobs on the site, which will make it a real development for the future.