Lamb Weston/Meijer has announced that it will invest €200 million to build a new french fry production plant at its existing facility in Kruiningen, the Netherlands.
According to the company, the new plant will be built in addition to the three existing production lines at the Kruiningen site, and will increase the capacity of the site by 180,000 metric tonnes per year.
Lamb Weston/Meijer claims that the new plant will be the ‘most automated’ site in the joint venture’s production network, while the plant has reportedly been designed to process potatoes with a minimum amount of water and energy.
Marc Schroeder, CEO Lamb Weston/Meijer “This new plant at our Kruiningen site does not only reflect our ambition to meet the growing demand of high-quality potato products in a sustainable way, it also shows our commitment to our customers and growers building upon the advantages of this region.
“The state-of-the-art facility will use less water and less energy, and allows us to process with fewer emissions, which is critical to our sustainability strategy.
“This investment strengthens Lamb Weston/Meijer’s global position in the frozen potato products market, enabling our growth ambition, new product innovation and improved service to customers.”
The €200 million investment follows a separate $415 million investment by Lamb Weston last week, which will see the company modernise and expand another french fry production facility in American Falls, Idaho.
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