Avebe

Avebe is a cooperative of starch-potato growers focused on the market. Traditionally we only focused on extracting starch from potatoes. However, by developing innovative methods we now also extract proteins from potatoes that are intended for the food industry. But there is more…. To us a potato is a source of opportunities with even more ingredients that can be turned into value. In other words, if it’s in there, we’ll extract it!

In 2019 we celebrate our 100th anniversary and we won't be letting this pass unnoticed! All kinds of project groups are currently working on events and an anniversary book, and sponsoring has been made available. You will find an overview of this anniversary year below. Wondering about the latest developments? Be sure to keep an eye on the intranet (employees) and MijnAvebe and Informail (members) for more information.

ANNIVERSARY YEAR
2019


Watch the video Avebe 100 years 1919 - 2019

Avebe started in 1919 as 'Potato starch sales office'. Much has changed in almost hundred years, but one thing has remained the same: we are full of ambition!

ANNIVERSARY YEAR
2019

In 2019 we celebrate our 100th anniversary and we won't be letting this pass unnoticed! All kinds of project groups are currently working on events and an anniversary book, and sponsoring has been made available. You will find an overview of this anniversary year below. Wondering about the latest developments? Be sure to keep an eye on the intranet (employees) and MijnAvebe and Informail (members) for more information.


Watch the video Avebe 100 years 1919 - 2019

Avebe started in 1919 as 'Potato starch sales office'. Much has changed in almost hundred years, but one thing has remained the same: we are full of ambition!

Our sponsorship policy ‘Avebe in society’ is a perfect fit with our ambition to take the next step to more value. Are you connected to a foundation or association that's working on a project about vitality, health, sports and welfare or sustainability? Are you actively involved in a project focused on developing your region? If so, read the rules and complete the sponsorship form on the website. In June we announced the first initiatives we are sponsoring. The second round will follow in December.

On 10 July 2019, pilot farm ‘t Kompas in Valthermond is the place where Avebe members and employees can learn about all the ins and outs of starchpotato cultivation. There are demo fields, trial fields, business presentations and interesting lectures on sustainability and precision agriculture, amongst others. There is also a mechanisation show with new agricultural equipment.  

From the potato to starch and protein. On 13, 14 and 15 September, members, employees and their families can visit our production site in Ter Apelkanaal and a farm. Here you can find out everything about the production process, the end product and the cultivation of potatoes on the farm. Germany will be welcoming employees on 23 August, and Sweden will follow later this year. For a visit to the open days in the Netherlands, members and employees can register via www.avebe100.com. For Swedish and German colleagues more information will follow via intranet.

Avebe is going for the 33rd 4 Mile Run, Groningen’s running event, on Sunday, October 13. This time with a festive touch! Because Avebe is celebrating its 100th anniversary, we want to be on the starting line with 100 entrants. Not only employees, but also members of Avebe are warmly invited to participate. Sign up with Henk Drent (henk.drent@avebe.com), stating your name, date of birth, place of residence, work location/Avebe member and size of t-shirt. You can choose the recreational team or, if you want more challenge, the competition team.

History and future. We tell the story of Avebe on the basis of various themes. A book that looks back on 100 years of connecting, working together for better and for worse, and challenges that are always risen to. A story that shows that innovation is in our nature in every respect. The book is our gift for all members, employees and pensioners. A limited edition is also available as a business gift. The first copy will be handed out during the anniversary day on 14 November.

ANNIVERSARY BOOK

ANNIVERSARY DAY

What does the food of the future look like? During the anniversary day on 14 November, various speakers, including Louise Fresco, chairman of the board of Wageningen University & Research, professor and novelist, will be talking to our business relations about this issue. For example, what does the agriculture of the future look like? And what will be on our plate in the 21st century? In addition to an inspiring programme of speakers, the three best submissions from the student challenge will be given the opportunity to give a presentation to the guests and gain extra votes. On that day, the jury will announce which students have won a year's tuition fees.

STUDENT CHALLENGE

Avebe Student Challenge: design the factory of the future and win a year's tuition fees! Avebe's factories were set up more than 100 years ago for the production of potato starch and later on for the production of high-quality protein. This biorefinery process is a process that uses a relatively large amount of energy, water and sometimes also chemicals. Effective, but perhaps not always efficient and sustainable with a view to the future. We asked higher professional and university students to come up with innovative ideas based on the principle: what if you were allowed to completely rebuild a factory? Which techniques and which sequence of processing steps would you apply to maximise the value of the ingredients from the potato, with minimal use of energy, water and chemicals? 

Registration closes on 9 September and proposals can be submitted until 30 October. 

Avebe is on the move! Focused on the future and vital: after all, we're 100 years old. Various activities contribute to improving vitality. An important and striking event is an international sponsored bicycle tour. A team of employees and members are taking up the challenge and is cycling from the Netherlands to the factory in Sweden, via the production sites in Germany! The route is currently being mapped out, the fanatical entrants are being selected and the sponsors are being sought. The goal is to raise money for Avebe in society with which Avebe supports sustainable and social initiatives in the region.

Avebe Student Challenge: design the factory of the future and win a year's tuition fees! Avebe's factories were set up more than 100 years ago for the production of potato starch and later on for the production of high-quality protein. This biorefinery process is a process that uses a relatively large amount of energy, water and sometimes also chemicals. Effective, but perhaps not always efficient and sustainable with a view to the future. We asked higher professional and university students to come up with innovative ideas based on the principle: what if you were allowed to completely rebuild a factory? Which techniques and which sequence of processing steps would you apply to maximise the value of the ingredients from the potato, with minimal use of energy, water and chemicals? 

Registration closes on 9 September and proposals can be submitted until 30 October. 

Avebe Student Challenge: design the factory of the future and win a year's tuition fees! Avebe's factories were set up more than 100 years ago for the production of potato starch and later on for the production of high-quality protein. This biorefinery process is a process that uses a relatively large amount of energy, water and sometimes also chemicals. Effective, but perhaps not always efficient and sustainable with a view to the future. We asked higher professional and university students to come up with innovative ideas based on the principle: what if you were allowed to completely rebuild a factory? Which techniques and which sequence of processing steps would you apply to maximise the value of the ingredients from the potato, with minimal use of energy, water and chemicals? 

Registration closes on 9 September and proposals can be submitted until 30 October.