The story of the EUROPLANT potato

2017

EUROPLANT celebrates its 25th anniversary under the heading “25 years serving the potato – a story of success”

Takeover of the potato plant location in Eldingen/Germany

2016

The EUROPLANT Group achieves an overall potato sale of 400,000 tonnes

Foundation of a representative office in Croatia

BELANA is voted to the "Thuringian potato of the year" in Germany

2015

Foundation of MENARINI Patate srl as a subsidiary in Italy

EUROPLANT varieties achieve three awards at the 1st Eurasian Potato Day in Belarus: BELLAROSA, VINETA and RUMBA are selected as the most attractive potato varieties

JELLY receives an award as the best potato for the Croatian national dish Ličke pol in Croatia

2014

Foundation of AR TARIM Tohumculuk San. Ve. T c. A as a subsidiary in Turkey

LAURA is voted to the "Thuringian potato of the year" in Germany

CONCORDIA is recognised as the best cooking potato in Lithuania

2013

VINETA receives an award as the best potato for roasting in Russia

VENEZIA wins a silver medal at the Grocer Food and Drink Awards in Great Britain

2012

BELANA receives an award as Denmark's best potato at the Danish Food Contest

ELFE wins the renowned Quality Food Award in Great Britain

2010

VINETA is awarded with a gold medal as Poland's most important ware potato by the Polish Ministry of Agriculture

MARABEL wins a gold medal at the Grocer Food and Drink Awards in Great Britain

2009

Foundation of FINPOM Oy as a subsidiary in Finland

2006

Foundation of ROS EUROPLANT ZA as a subsidiary in Russia

2005

Establishment of a new line of business: export of ware and industrial potatoes  to 14 countries of the world

2003

Foundation of Aardappel B.V as a subsidiary in the Netherlands

Foundation of KARMARK Int A/S as a subsidiary in Denmark and as a sales company for Denmark, the UK and Scandinavia

Takeover of the potato plant locations in Wietzendorf and Oetzen in Germany

2002

Foundation of EURO SOL Kft. as a sales company in Hungary

2001

EUROPLANT takes over the entire operational seed potato business from its shareholders

Foundation of EUROPLANT FRANCE sarl as a subsidiary in France

Foundation of S.C. EUROPLANT srl. as a subsidary in Romania

The company headquarter of EUROPLANT moves to Wulf-Werum-Straße 1 within Lüneburg (Germany)

Director Otto Estorf retires and Jörg Renatus takes over the EUROPLANT management together with Jörg Eggers

After 10 years, EUROPLANT exports over 20,000 tonnes seed potatoes in 33 countries of the world

2000

Foundation of EUROPLANT Handel Ziemniakami Sp.z.o.o.as a subsidiary in Poland

1997

Foundation of EUROPLANT šlechtitelská spol. s.r.o. as a subsidiary in the Czech Republic

1993

Foundation of EUROPLANT šla‘chtitel‘ská spol s.r.o. as a subsidiary in Slovakia

1992

Foundation of EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH, headquartered in Lüneburg (Germany), as a sales company of the traditional breeding company Kartoffelzucht Böhm GmbH & Co. KG and its partners Vereinigte Saatzuchten Ebstorf-Rosche eG (now: Vereinigte Saatzuchten eG), Raiffeisen Centralheide eG and Stader Saatzucht eG

After the Foundation, the EUROPLANT managing directors Jörg Eggers und Otto Estorf takes over the sales of the potato varieties from its partners first in East Germany and for various export markets

1991

The Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GbR (now: Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co OHG) is founded by Böhm GmbH & Co. KG and Nordkartoffel Zuchtgesellschaft mbH

1985

Böhm GmbH & Co. KG and Nordkartoffel Zuchtgesellschaft mbH found their first subsidiary: The BIOPLANT GmbH

1975

Stader Saatzucht eG (now: Raisa eG), Saatzucht Soltau Soltau Bergen eG (now: Raiffeisen Centralheide eG) and Vereinigte Saatzuchten Ebstorf-Rosche eG (now: Vereinigte Saatzuchten eG) join their competence in the potato breeding sector and establish Nordkartoffel Zuchtgesellschaft mbH

1945

Loss of breeding stations in Pomerania and reconstruction in West Germany on the breeding stations Groß-Bieberau and Kohlbacher Hof

Re-establishment of Kartoffelzucht Böhm with a sales office near Lüneburg

1928

Saatzuchtgesellschaft (before: Fürstentum Lüneburg m.b.H. in Ebstorf) and Niedersächsische Saatzuchtvereinigung Ebstorf e.G.m.b.H) merge to form Vereinigte Saatzuchten Ebstorf. e.G. mbH. (now: Vereinigte Saatzuchten eG)

1922

Foundation of the Soltau eGmbH (now: Raiffeisen Centralheide eG) cooperative, specialized in the cultivation of potato seeds.

1918

Foundation of the seed producing cooperative Stader Saatbauverein (now: Raisa eG)

1905

The first new breedings are attending the market: Böhms Frühe, Groß-Bieberauer Ertragsreiche and Erste des Odenwaldes

1890

Foundation of a potato breeding station in Groß-Bierbau (Hesse) by Georg Friedrich Böhm