“There are various ways to improve yield. You can improve cutting quality by using shaper blades, for instance. In the end, you’ll be left with a higher yield per potato, because you can make more and better chips. I carry out tests in the factory to find out how to improve yield.”
“I like working out how things work in theory. Before installing a machine, you have to look closely at its intended function, an optimal location and the best settings. Ultimately, you won’t discover whether your theory was right until the machine is up and running. What I love about these projects is that you work with people in other departments. I get to meet lots of new people and learn how the whole company works.
I really like how committed Aviko is to sustainability. We’re replacing machines that use a lot of water and energy with more sustainable alternatives in order to reduce our footprint. Improving the process also helps prevent potato waste. Eliminating waste entirely is impossible, so we send the little waste we do produce to animal feed company Duynie, who can put it to good use.”