Inauguration of the world’s biggest fully integrated potato processing plant

On Wednesday 17th October, a new fry production line was inaugurated at the Lutosa SA site in Leuze-en-Hainaut by Christian Brotcorne (mayor of Leuze), Max Koeune (President and CEO of McCain Foods), Erwin Pardon (Managing Director McCain Continental Europe), Alain Duranleau (Managing Director of Lutosa SA) and Guy Van den Broeke (founding father of the company in 1978).

The new 25 to 30 T/h production line currently employs 59 people in 3 shifts.

The installation included countless add-ons to the Leuze site: a new unloading, washing and grading station employing 54 people in 5 shifts, a dry store with 4,400 pallet locations for foil and cardboard boxes, another warehouse for the storage of 800 ingredient pallets, an extra conveyor tunnel to the cold stores, etc.

All this comes on top of the 2017 investments in 2 new speciality lines employing 56 staff in 4 shifts. These lines produce a wide variety of mash based and shredded specialities.

 

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