Lamb Weston / Meijer’s New Production Line Doubles Capacity in Brabant

Potato processing company invests €120 million in sustainable production plant, creates 60 new jobs

Lamb Weston / Meijer opens new sustainable production lines for frozen potato products.
A toast to the opening (left to right): B.J. Maris (LW/M), W. van de Donk (Commissioner of the King), F.A. Petter (Mayor BoZ), B. Alblas (LW/M) and J. Blair (LW/M)

Lamb Weston / Meijer, a leading brand in high-quality potato products sold in more than 100 countries around the world, opened its new sustainable production line in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. In addition to the new line, the entire production location was completely renovated including the current production line.

The investment of €120 million enables Lamb Weston / Meijer to process potatoes in a more effective and sustainable way, to meet the global growing demand for existing and new frozen potato products and to improve customer service. The new production line includes innovation in the cutting, optical sorting, frying, freezing and utility areas, all supporting the ambition for more sustainable and highly efficient production.

Sustainability strategy

Bert Jan Maris, Plant Manager in Bergen op Zoom, said: “The expansion and renovation of our plant fits in our sustainability strategy: less water, less energy, less emissions and less residues: we process the potatoes as optimally as possible.”

The expansion of the plant in Bergen op Zoom confirms that this is not only an ideal location for the supply and processing of potatoes but also for the distribution of frozen potato products such as Twisters®, Crisscuts and fries. With the expansion of the plant, Lamb Weston / Meijer created more than 60 new jobs.

Source: Lamb Weston / Meijer

11 November 2016

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