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Potato storage specialists Crop Systems says it is responding to a major growth in the sector with further investment at its factory at Happisburgh,... Crop Systems invests further in Norfolk factory

Potato storage specialists Crop Systems says it is responding to a major growth in the sector with further investment at its factory at Happisburgh, Norfolk.

The company designs and installs box and bulk potato stores – and has introduced a range of innovations that have set fresh standards for the industry.  They include products like the firm’s SmartStor controller and CoolStor glycol fridges.

The SmartStor controller enables storeowners to monitor and manage their stores remotely. It includes a function to help users plan sprouting suppression application sequences for DMN, mint oil and ethylene.

Glycol fridges developed under the CoolStor brand are highly efficient and require less coolant than conventional models, says the company.

Crop Systems managing director Ray Andrews said: “We are investing in strengthening our team, adding valuable expertise, knowledge and experience which will help us serve and support our customers.”

As part of its expansion plans, the company has also appointed Tony Barnes as sales manager. He comes with more than 25 years’ experience with a selection of leading companies in the potato sector.

Mr Andrews said Mr Barnes’ experience and enthusiasm would add a fresh spark to the form’s growth – and he would become an important and valued part of the team.

Crop Systems Limited moved into its new factory at Happisburgh just two years ago. It has since brought all main manufacturing processes back in-house, including the construction of fridges and louvres.