French producer equips new line


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French producer equips new line

FRENCH potato producer PARMENTINE has just equipped its new line in Samazan with two optical sorters from TOMRA Food - the TOMRA 5A and the Sentinel II.

SA PARMENTINE processes 180,000 tons of potatoes per year, selling three-quarters of these in France and the remainder in other European nations. The company's supplies come from farmers who are mostly shareholders in the business. More than 400 producers grow potatoes on 3,835 hectares of land and there are 240 shareholders, typically packing 1,150 ton of potatoes per day, with storage facilities for 150,000 tons.   
The group runs storage and packing sites in the heart of five different production areas in France: Champagne in Fère-Champenoise, Voves in Eure-et-Loir, Saint-Méen-le-Grand in Brittany, Cavaillon in Provence, and Samazan in Lot-et-Garonne. Growers in these regions provide a number of different potato varieties.

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