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Thank you very much for the valuable cooperation we have had with you and your company in an extraordinary challenging 2022.

May 2023 be a year full of prosperity for everyone.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family good health and a Happy New Year.

Best wishes from AKV

AKV Langholt acquires Cargill’s share in potato starch business

October 2022

With effect from October 7, 2022, the Danish farmer-owned cooperative AKV Langholt AmbA has acquired Cargill’s 50% share in their mutual joint venture Cargill-AKV I/S.

The joint venture was created in 1987 with a focus on producing and selling cationic potato starches to the global paper industry. In 2018, a functional clean label starch factory was added to the company’s activities.

With the acquisition, AKV strengthens its product offering which now includes 90,000 ton of native and modified potato starches for the global food and paper industries as well as potato starches and proteins for the global feed and pet-food segment.


For more information please see our press release.


Start of the Potato starch campaign at AKV

September 2022

On August 31st, we have started the potato starch campaign at our plant in Vodskov, northern Denmark.

So far, we have enjoyed almost normal growing conditions most of the summer, thanks to milder temperatures and a wetter climate compared to other parts of Europe.

AKV’s situation differs from most other parts of Europe where it is evident that the starch potato crop has suffered from a historic drought and a much warmer summer than usual, compromising yields.

However, the very dry weather in Denmark in recent weeks has led to moderate concern regarding the total crop result.


The entire sales team is at your disposal for more information on this topic.

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Potatoes are in the fields

May 2022

AKV have almost completed the planting of starch potatoes for the coming crop. These plantings took place in normal climatic conditions, although soils in Northern Europe are dryer than usual because of a lack of rain this winter and spring.

These relatively smooth planting conditions contrast sharply with the current market situation. The potato starch industry still faces a massive demand, due to availability and high prices issues on corn starch, which is expected to continue into 2023.

In this context, monitoring the starch potato acreage at European level this spring is essential. Please feel free to contact your usual AKV salesperson for any questions.

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New looks!

June 2021

We are proud to launch our new homepage alongside with our new AKV company logo.

The intent of the new homepage is to present AKV, our products & solutions as well as people in a modern and appealing fashion.
We hope that you will find it useful and enjoy using it.

Since 1987, AKV has been represented by a company logo with the letters “AKV” inside a simplistic illustration of a glucose molecule. The logo has served the company well in a time where AKV predominantly was as a technical production company with little customer interaction. The heritage of technical and production excellence will stay with us going forward.


With our new logo we wish both to modernize the logo and signal that AKV has become increasingly customer oriented. Using potato leaves in the logo we link ourselves to our natural raw material. With the brown and green colours we introduce connotations to our sustainable farm-to-fork approach. The somewhat soft lines are meant to illustrate that to AKV, it’s all about people – partnerships, knowledge and team work is our foundation.


We hope you like it

In most respects the new logo will be implemented immediately, however e.g. for packaging materials, the transition will be more gradual over the remainder of 2021. We will keep our customers and partners updated well in advance in order to secure a smooth transitioning.