BELGIUM – Belgian potato industry stalwart, Lutosa, commemorates a triumphant journey of 45 years, celebrating milestones that include the 35th anniversary of its Sint-Eloois-Vijve plant and a decade under the banner of McCain.

Founded 45 years ago, Lutosa’s remarkable success story has been embellished with constant innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence in the potato processing domain.

The 35th anniversary of Lutosa’s second plant inauguration in Sint-Eloois-Vijve, Waregem, stands as a testament to the company’s evolution, serving as a cornerstone in their continued growth and adaptation to market dynamics.

In the past decade, following its acquisition by McCain, Lutosa has navigated market shifts with resilience, emerging as a global leader in the industry.

Lutosa has thrived on a trajectory of significant achievements, fostering strategic partnerships, and placing an unwavering emphasis on customer satisfaction with exports spanning 146 countries and a dedicated workforce of nearly 1,000.

Alain Dufait, at the helm of Lutosa, expressed his pride, stating, “We are proud to celebrate 45 years in business. This is a significant milestone for us.”

Expressing gratitude to customers, employees, and partners, he emphasized the fruitful decade under McCain’s leadership, signaling an era of growth and mutual improvement.

The celebratory fervor culminated in a gala evening on December 9, 2023, honoring the dedication and contributions of Lutosa’s employees.

The event not only marked these historic milestones but also paid tribute to 20 employees for their 25 or 35 years of loyal service to the company.

Lutosa NV/SA, is a Belgian family business operating two production sites in Leuze-en Hainaut and Sint-Eloois-Vijve.

Known for its extensive range of deep-frozen fries, potato specialties, and an organic line, Lutosa operates globally in the B-to-B and retail sectors, catering to diverse markets.

As part of the McCain Foods Limited Group, a global frozen potato product giant founded in 1957, Lutosa has flourished under McCain’s stewardship.

McCain Foods Limited ranks among the world’s largest frozen potato product manufacturers, boasting a vast network of operations, collaborative partnerships with farmers, and a global presence across 160 countries.

Moreover, the sector’s immense potential cannot be overstated. According to Allied Market research, the global frozen potato market’s projected growth is valued at USD 60.3 billion in 2021 and anticipated to reach USD 92.7 billion by 2031.

Its segmentation into various product types, including French fries, hash browns, and organic options is a clear indication that the market represents an evolving landscape catering to diverse consumer demands.

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