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


Construction of the new Emsland Group potato flakes plant at the Hagenow production site is now progressing quickly and on schedule. The last two of the four drum dryers (Yankee Drums) were installed in CW 21.

The Emsland Group is once again emphasizing its leading position in the potato flakes sector and therefore also in the snack 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 on the market, and the doubling of its capacity on the site de Hagenow will now enable the Group to support the continued growth of its customers in an even more sustainable way and with greater planning certainty in the future.

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

Johannes Rathsack, Technical Manager of the Hagenow site:

“The four latest generation drum dryers installed are state-of-the-art and have 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 the conventional unlined drums, which in turn helps to improve the quality of the product.

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

At the same time, further modernization measures are being carried out at the company 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 finished. The last cooker, bleacher and cooler as well as various platforms will be installed in the coming weeks.

Four new dryers and a central potato entrance will be built on the site, significantly improving the workflow. The construction of six other silos is also planned in this context.

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 help to secure the approximately 200 existing jobs at the site, which will make it a real forward-looking development.