Monday, 2 January 2012

Partnership Solves Potato Storage

Potato storage has entered a new era, thanks to a joint innovation by Preva Produce Ltd of Foulsham, Norfolk, LambWeston Meijer and Lindstrand Technologies Ltd.

During the 2011 season, a completely portable, inflatable potato storage unit has been developed and successfully put to use, providing a low cost, short-term solution for the crop. Potatoes are able to be stored for up to eight weeks at their point of harvest in conditions that replicate permanent, more expensive units.


Named the Airstore, this innovative design is produced using a specialist, “20-year life” fabric developed by Lindstrand Technologies Ltd (UK leader in pneumatic structures).


The structure is designed in modules, with main body sections of 10m in length, which can easily be joined to the required size, with a main and a personnel door appropriately placed. Two ventilation options are available, overhead for box storage and perforated surface level laterals for bulk stores, supplied by Welvent Ltd.

The Airstore can be erected in a day, with minimal equipment, and once 4-6 people have put the initial modules in place for inflation, only 2 are required to secure the self-supporting structure. Suitable for use on any firm, level surface, the unit will not normally require planning permission due to its short-term usage.

This exciting partnership is set to change the way in which potatoes are stored in the short term, whilst reducing road haulage, the need for little used permanent structures and therefore very importantly, costs.

For further information please contact Preva Produce on 0044 1362 684300, or visit our website at http://www.preva.co.uk/

Office E-mail: Sales@preva.co.uk

Successful Packing Facility


Did you know that Preva Produce has opened a state-of-the-art potato packing facility at Snetterton, Norfolk?

Strategically located at the heart of a prime salad potato producing area this facility is committed to providing a fast, cost-effective solution to grading, washing and packing salad & main crop potatoes year round.

With extensive use of automation and the installation of robotised handling and palletisation of finished packages this facility has the lowest possible labour and cost structure.

For further information please contact Preva Produce on 0044 1362 684300, or visit our website at http://www.preva.co.uk/

Office E-mail: Sales@preva.co.uk

Preva’s Blushing Potato

Norfolk’s Preva Produce is introducing a flush of colour into the potato market with a new variety named Miss Blush.

This red and white potato is grown in Norfolk and packed at Preva’s high-tech packing facility in Snetterton. The latest potato to join Preva’s range, it has a rosy skin, creamy white flesh and delicate flavour, and is best served steamed to retain its interesting colour.

Company director Will Beeson said: ‘’It is a very versatile cooking potato, which customers love first and foremost for it’s unique and stunning appearance. We are very excited about developing the variety and bringing it to more and more customers.”

It is being released into the wholesale and foodservice sector, and is set to become an interesting addition to the dinner plate.


For further information please contact Preva Produce on 0044 1362 684300, or visit our website at http://www.preva.co.uk/

Office E-mail: Sales@preva.co.uk