Aloja Starkelsen is leading manufacturer and supplier of functional organic ingredients including organic potato starch based products and functional organic proteins based on brown peas and fava beans. Aloja Starkelsen provides full vertical integration with long-term and fair contracts with farmers, processing and sales including full application support based on a long experience in organic food processing.
As a potato starch manufacturer Aloja Starkelsen is not huge but it has become a leading organic potato starch producer globally. We produce native, cold-swelling (pre-gel) and dried organic potato starch as well as organic baking powder. All the organic starch potatoes are produced with longterm contracts by local farmers in Latvia or neighbouring Estonia and Lithuania.
Recently ALOJA-STARKELSEN has begun production of proteins and flours from Organic Brown Pea and Fava Beans to answer the growing demand of high quality organic plant based proteins and protein-rich flours. Brown Peas is a local traditional crop that fits perfectly in the crop rotation of our potato growers .
ALOJA-STARKELSEN also produces a wide range of other food products like baking powder, vanilla sugar, sauces, desserts and much more. These organic gluten-free dry-mixes can be offered as private label products.
In ALOJA-STARKELSEN we have a deep understanding of product development and applications. We can help our customers to understand the best solutions for using starches and plant based proteins in their products. Or we can even develop customer products in our test kitchen. Contact us if you think you could benefit from our application support!
We are currently employing 80 staff members and the company's annual turnover is 8.0 million EUR. The company's largest stakeholder is the 'Sveriges Stärkelseproducenter Group' with their headquarters based in Kristianstad, Sweden
Approximately 80% of our production is exported to other European Union countries, North America and Asia.