HOFF Norske Potetindustrier is a Norwegian agricultural cooperative that processes and distributes potato produce. The cooperative has around 4,000 farmer owners and has plants in Inderøy (Sundnes Brenneri), Gjøvik, Brumunddal, Skjetten, Stange (Atlungstad Brenneri) and Klepp. The company processes one third of the potato produce in Norway.
While it is recorded that the potato first came to Norway in 1743, it wasn't until the end of the 18th century that it grew in importance within the agricultural sector.
From around 1820, potato was the main raw material for alcohol based products. Distilleries became the first sector within agriculture that were organized as cooperatives. While this provided the original structure for the company, it was not until the 1960s that the production of dried mashed potatoes started. French fries production began in 1970. The company now produces over 100 products, including Potato Chips.
Address: PO Box 110, 2801 Gjøvik, Bryggevn 3-5, 2821 Gjøvik
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