On Thursday 3 November 2022, potato processing company Lutosa officially inaugurated its new flakes factory in Leuze-en-Hainaut in Belgium. This new, fully integrated facility represents a €45 million investment by McCain Foods in this strategic segment of the potato industry.
Lutosa says in a press release this move meets the growing global demand for dehydrated products, a field in which the group has specialized for more than 30 years. Furthermore, Lutosa says it will significantly improve working conditions for the company’s employees and increase its product range.
Improved environmental impact
10% of the total investment is dedicated to improving the environmental impact. This new unit will allow for a 15% improvement in energy efficiency, a 40% reduction in water consumption, and a reduction in truck traffic. This is part of Lutosa’s CSR strategy – “Pledge to the World”.
Originally a Belgian family business, Lutosa NV runs two production sites: one in Leuze-en-Hainaut and one in Sint-Eloois-Vijve. Lutosa has a presence in more than 146 countries and is very proud of its 44 years’ experience in the potato industry. Lutosa produces and sells a wide range of frozen fries and potato specialties (duchesse, spicy wedges, röstis, mashed potatoes, etc.) and an organic range.
Source: Lutosa NV