Corn starch mill in Aschach
At the AGRANA starch mill in Aschach, corn is processed to make top-quality products for our partners in various downstream processing industries. The partnerships with our upstream suppliers are equally important. We rely on contract growing agreements and long-term supply relationships.
GMO-free is our top priority when it comes to processing corn at the AGRANA starch mill in Aschach. This status of the corn is constantly monitored both qualitatively (operational test kits) and quantitatively (high-tech PCR method).
Products made from special corn varieties are growing in importance in the market. For this reason, another focus associated with the procurement is on waxy corn, organic corn, organic waxy corn and corn supplied with a guarantee of its GMO-free origins.
The facility in Aschach currently processes over 1,450 tonnes of corn daily. Production continues year-round on a multi-shift basis.
A total of around 270 personnel at the Aschach site ensure that all of the processes are performed efficiently (production, engineering/maintenance, quality assurance, storage/transport, sales, raw material procurement, HR and accounting/controlling).
Potatoe starch mill GMÜND
At the AGRANA starch mill in Gmünd, locally grown potatoes are processed to make top-quality products for our customers in various downstream processing industries.
The partnerships with our upstream suppliers are equally important. We rely on contract growing agreements and long-term supply relationships.
The constant monitoring of all quality parameters on the basis of a certified quality management system according to ISO 9001: 2015 guarantees the highest levels of product safety for consumers and downstream processors.
The product range of AGRANA Stärke GmbH covers diverse applications not only in the food industry but also in the paper, textile and pharmaceutical sectors.
Organic refinery Pischelsdorf
The organic refinery commissioned in 2008 in Pischelsdorf represents AGRANA’s most recent production site in Austria. An upstream wheat starch processing plant was added to the site in 2013.
Top-quality foodstuffs and animal feeds, as well as products for technical industrial sectors, are produced at this organic refinery, with almost zero waste. The Pischelsdorf facility annually processes more than 100,000 tonnes of wheat starch, 23,500 tonnes of wheat protein, 240,000 m³ of bioethanol, 120,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2, 190,000 tonnes of the protein-rich animal feed ActiProt® and 55,000 tonnes of bran.
The close integration of the wheat starch plant and the existing bioethanol factory enable the cereals processed to be utilised particularly efficiency.