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Date: 2015

Business: Lünekartoffel

Location: Germany

“My name is Michael Gertig, I am the Technical Director here at Lünekartoffel. We are here at the headquarters of Lünekartoffel in Südergellersen. We started in 1989 as a merger of Heidesaat Lüneburg and the potato section of Rudolf Peters Landhandel.

We mainly focus on the sale of potatoes. Today, we are mostly a service company to the company Bӧhmer, with which we are a partner. We are serving, through the company Bӧhmer, the German market with washed potatoes, mostly in small packages from 2.5kg to 25kg whereby the vast majority are the small packages.

Here in Südergellersen, we are processing approximately 50,000-60,000 tonnes per year of washed potatoes and also approximately 10,000 tonnes per year of onions. We also process the same in Adersleben, where we have another processing plant near Halberstadt.

In-house we discussed the option to polish and brush potatoes for a long time. For several years we looked at different systems and finally decided on Wyma. We decided we wanted a solid, high-quality product, of which other systems could not convince us. That’s why we decided on Wyma.

I can only say that the contact with Wyma is very good. The support of Wyma has helped us in different aspects, which in the end was the main driver for our decision to choose Wyma.

I want to mention Mr. Pavel Maly who has helped us a lot over the past few years and also advised us on how to integrate the new technology into our existing processes, which isn’t always an easy task.”

Michael Gertig, Lünekartoffel, Germany.


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