We process the best potatoes in our food production line, all over the world (five factory locations: the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Egypt)! Fresh from the field. Plenty of taste. Just like it should be. Because this is the only way to produce the best fries and potato specialties. Naturally, we strive to do this in a sustainable way, with respect for humans and environment. More than 1.500 Farm Frites specialists are committed to this cause on a daily basis. You can see and taste this. Discover our product portfolio and give your guests a hint of the ‘fresh taste of the field' too…they will surely want to taste more!
…….that fries really do make you feel happier? This is scientifically proven, and the reason is probably the high carbohydrate content, which has a calming influence. In addition, the smell and taste of fries are also said to have a calming effect.
Gerrit de Bruijne, the founder of Farm Frites, visited America for a study trip where he saw with his own eyes the increasing popularity of potato products such as fries and chips. The idea to start producing fries on his own farm was born.
Gerrit de Bruijne founded Farm Frites. He started producing pre-cooked fries at a small-scale on his farm in Oudenhoorn.
The first production line became operational. Everything was still done by hand, from scraping the potatoes and removing the eyes to the frying.
The first foundation stone was laid for a cold-storage facility with a capacity of no less than 1,000 tonnes.
Farm Frites began producing potato flakes – used for example in baby food and soup.
Farm Frites capacity was expanded with the purchase of a Belgian production site in Lommel. This was strategically a good choice, as fresh potato fries were already popular in Belgium, the south of the Netherlands and the Ruhr area.
Farm Frites opened its first sales office in Spain. From then on, a series of offices were opened abroad. Farm Frites now has 43 sales offices worldwide serving clients in over 100 countries.
A completely new building was constructed in Lommel for the production of mashed potato products. This was a unique factory which, under the name ‘Farmo’, turned out to be (and continues to be) a huge success story.
Farm Frites built a fries factory in Cairo. A strategic decision, based not only on economic motives, but also on the idea of trying to improve prosperity in a country in which almost everyone lives on a minimum subsistence income.
Farm Frites continued to expand rapidly. The Brabantse AardappelVerwerkende Industrie (Brabant potato processing industry), or BRAVI, in St. Truiden in Belgium became part of Farm Frites.
Farm Frites took over a former Polish state company. In November 1993, the first foundation stone was laid in Lebork. Farm Frites Poland has grown to become a high-tech factory in which tons of fries are produced each year.
A huge country with a rapidly increasing consumption of fries, an excellent land but almost no local fries factories: Farm Frites saw potential in Argentina and entered into a joint venture with a factory in Buenos Aires.
The total global production of Farm Frites exceeded 500,000,000 kilograms.
Farm Frites supplies to more than 100 countries.