AVR Bvba manufactures and sells potato harvesters and other agricultural machines. The company provides multifunctional cultivators, hook cultivators, cultivating/planting/ridging cultivators, ridgers and ecological weeders, and ridge cultivators with gear drives for soil cultivation; 2 row, 4 row mounted, 4 row trailed, and 6 and 8 row trailed planters; haulm toppers; trailed harvesters; self-propelled potato harvesters, including self-propelled harvester with bunkers; and storage equipment, such as receiving hoppers, twin-conveyors, elevators, store loaders, box fillers, stone and clod separators, and pick-up scooters. The AVR network is also well represented in the countries to which we export. All our agents abroad attend our professional product training courses. This enables us to offer a first class service worldwide.
What is your objective as a professional farmer? To get as many marketable potatoes, or other bulbous and tuberous crops, into storage in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. Your loyal right-hand partner AVR can assist you with that. You can rely on our expert advice, and on our complete range of machinery – at every stage of the potato production:
- soil cultivation
- planting and ridging
- haulm topping
- crop handling and storage
That will save you lots of time and effort. You can then invest that time in selling your products.
Firmly rooted in your industry
Your potatoes? That is our passion. We design user-friendly machinery and high tech 3D systems for you. You select the assembly until the machinery meets your requirements. Low maintenance costs, long service life and optimum performance; those are the typical features of your AVR machine. All machines are entirely manufactured in-house.
Know-How and expertise for excellent products
1849: Alfons Vansteenkiste starts producing hand tools for agriculture from a small forge in Roeselare. Around the year 1970, after having gone through various stages of development, the company finally grows into a potato harvester manufacturer. The engineer Norbert Nollet is one of the new staff to subsequently join the company. Upon his initiative, the company takes potato harvester design to a higher level: from single to double row harvesters, and then to four-row harvesters. This step turns out to be a huge success, and in 1973 Norbert takes over the company and names it AVR after the founder Alfons Vansteenkiste from Roeselare.
The AVR Machinery Division is temporarily taken over by the Dutch company Netagco BV, but in 2003 AVR buys back the operation. The ‘hand tools’ division is sold under the name of AVR Tools. AVR now has full control over the entire machine manufacturing operation, leaded by Managing Director Stefan Top. Consequently, we are the most experienced company in this industry. That is our guarantee for far-reaching know-how and expertise!