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Every year, new employees from our agencies worldwide gather at one or several of the training courses held by the Emsland Group to learn about all the innovations and highlights.

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In this edition of our Emsland Innovation News you get informed about current projects, personnel changes and the latest equipment within our Emsland Innovation Germany, the Innovation Centre of the Emsland Group.

With the end of the year too, we would like to use the Emsland News to inform you about the latest developments within the Emsland Group.


Enjoy reading.

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On November 12, the Emsland Group received a special visit at the main plant in Emlichheim: More than 60 farmers from the U.S. had come to see Germany’s largest potato starch producer.

Stand FiE 2019

Probably the most significant trade fair event for food ingredients – Food Ingredients Europe – is due to be held this year in Paris, France, 3rd – 5th December. The Emsland Group will be putting in an appearance at its spacious 200 m² stand, true to the motto go Green with Potato and Pea.


For over ten years now, the Emsland Group has been represented at the Gulfood trade exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. And as with previous years, the feedback from the sales team for this year’s event was positive through and through.

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The main plant in Emlichheim played host to a two-day cross-plant conference for trainees between October 16 and 18. The aim was to bring trainees from all the plants together so they could get to know each other and exchange ideas.

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In Kyritz, the "Little Builders Day" was brought to life for the first time during the topping-out ceremony for the dextrin plant. On the morning of September 27, 2019, a small construction site located next to the larger one was opened up to both artisanal companies from the region and children from all preschools in Kyritz.

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With the departure of Berthold Reiners, also affectionately known as 'Locke', a company legend leaves the Emsland Group. In his 42 years with the company, Locke spent 30 years as Chairman of the Group and Works Council.


 As the largest employer in the region, it is important for the Emsland Group to serve as team partners to sports clubs and offer them support. From the start of the season, we will be a sponsoring partner for the Handballspielgemeinschaft HSG Nordhorn-Lingen (a handball club), SV Meppen (a soccer club), the Jugendleistungszentrum Emsland (a regional soccer development program), and the SCU Emlichheim volleyball program.

Gesundheitstag in Hagenow

Having already held a Health Day in Emlichheim in mid-July, the second one this year took place at the Hagenow location at the end of the same month. With lots of health-related activities as well as a smoothie bike on site, there was plenty to keep the many participants going.

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The Emsland Group will be presenting itself at an open stand at the Food Ingredients Asia from September 11-13. At stand B10 we will be showing visitors the latest snack, confectionery and bakery product developments.

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The Emsland Group welcomed the new trainees to Emlichheim with a welcoming day on August 1, 19. A total of 14 new employees started their training program.

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In this edition of our Emsland Innovation News you get informed about current projects, personnel changes and the latest equipment within our Emsland Innovation Germany, the Innovation Centre of the Emsland Group.

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The Emsland Group offered a packed agenda of three different events on this historically hot day – while nearby Lingen set a new record for Germany with its recorded temperature of 42.6°C. Everything got started in the morning with the annual Health Day, led by Ms. Katrin Neumann, head of occupational health and safety.

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The Snackex Show in Barcelona was once again a magnet for visitors this year with more than 2,000 professionals and 160 exhibiting companies attending from all over the world. The Emsland Group’s appearance at the Snackex Show was a successful one, not the least due to the high trade show attendance.


The Emsland Group has now provided the elementary school in Emlichheim with 25 used computers. The eleven students who joyfully accepted the computers were accompanied by Mr. Ansgar Duling from the Samtgemeinde Emlichheim (joint community of Emlichheim) and Mr. Ralf Oertlinger, who is the principal of the elementary school.

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Emsland Group has implemented a comprehensive sourcing and strategic plan that will allow our customers to realize consistent supply of potato ingredients over a 12 month period or longer along with our consistent quality.

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Nestlé Deutschland AG conferred its Supplier Award for the fourth time. The award is presented to exemplary suppliers who, on the basis of core criteria such as innovation, service and cooperation as well as sustainability and flexibility, stand for an extraordinarily successful partnership.

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The construction of the new flake factory at the production site in Hagenow is now making quick, on-schedule progress. The last two of four drum dryers (Yankee Drums) have been installed in CW 21. The Emsland Group once again underlines its leading position in the potato flakes sector and thus also in the snack sector worldwide as a result.

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With the second cross-plant IMS meeting, the Emsland Group once again highlighted the necessity of a group-wide integrated management system (IMS). The approximately 30 participants from all of the Group’s plants met in Hagenow for the two-day workshop which went from May 21-23, 2019.

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As part of the European elections, the municipalities of Dinkelland (Netherlands) and Nordhorn (Germany) held a festive gathering on Saturday afternoon. Together with the cross-border club known as JCI WJ Noabers, a soccer match was also organized – and the Emsland Group had a team in the running.

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The Emsland Group will once again be represented at this year’s IFT Expo in the USA. With an open and informative stand concept, the Group will be presenting itself to visitors from June 3-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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In once again taking part in Vitafoods, the Emsland Group is demonstrating how much value it places on the topic of health-conscious nutrition. More than 1,200 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors from 110 countries are expected.

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Asian markets continue to be among the fastest-growing in the world. For the Emsland Group, the region is also one of the strongest for sales and has major customers that have been buying quality products from Emsland for many years.

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In this edition of our Emsland Innovation News you get informed about current projects, personnel changes and the latest equipment within our Emsland Innovation Germany, the Innovation Centre of the Emsland Group.

Girls day

The Emsland Group has once again opened its doors to young students from the region at this year's Future Day. 35 girls and boys visited Future Day on March 28, 2019, and were able to take a look into working life at the Emsland Group.

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The groundbreaking ceremony held on Nov. 8, 2018 marked the expansion and modernization of production capacities at the Emsland Group’s Hagenow production site. With around €25 million to be invested in total, four more state-of-the-art, new-generation roller dryers and an additional processing capacity of 120,000 t potatoes per year are to be installed.

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The response by the shareholders to the 16th annual general meeting of the holding company of Emsland-Stärke AG was considerable. A good 350 participants took up the invitation to attend the event in Meppen on Wednesday, 2/6/2019.


As every year, you have the possibility to meet the Emsland Group at various exhibitions around the world. We are glad to announce that we are going to exhibit at the following exhibitions this year...