Jointly, Tolsma-Grisnich is an outstandingly strong combination. Together, we offer innovative and intelligent total solutions for the entire cycle of unloading storage, processing and packaging of agricultural products. Tolsma is renowned for its innovative storage technology, which assures customers of the highest storage efficiency. Grisnich is a specialist for client-specific installations and turnkey projects for unloading, transporting, bunker storage, cleaning, grading and packaging agricultural products.

Company details

Fabrieksweg 7 , Emmeloord , 8304 AT Netherlands

Locations Served

Manufacturers Represented

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Improving your agribusiness in an intelligent way
Jointly, Tolsma-Grisnich is an outstandingly strong combination. Together, we offer innovative and intelligent Total Solutions for the entire cycle of unloading storage, processing and packaging of agricultural products.

Tolsma is renowned for its innovative storage technology, which assures customers of the highest storage efficiency. Grisnich is a specialist for client-specific installations and turnkey projects for unloading, transporting, bunker storage, cleaning, grading and packaging agricultural products.

Total solutions

Jointly, Tolsma-Grisnich provide smart total solutions for growers, processors and industrial packers of agricultural products. Both Tolsma and Grisnich have a rich history of more than fifty years. All the expertise that both companies have built up over the years is concentrated in the control technology and software for the installations. Customers can profit from this because all components within the entire chain are aligned with one another.

Service and support

We like to share with our customers the expertise and experience that Tolsma-Grisnich has gathered on its products. This may be evident from reliable storage advice, but also from information about optimal maintenance of the grading installation. Thus, customers gain insight into running costs and maintenance costs. Throughout the lifetime of the installation, our customers can rely on the advice and solutions provided by our specialists. Obviously, the set-up of the supply of spare parts is optimal, so that the continuity of the installation is guaranteed.

Already in 1952, Tolsma had begun developing devices for the storage of potatoes. Before that, the family had been active as wristwatch manufacturers and trading in household devices, televisions and radios in the north of Holland. Also they installed electrical installations

The basis of the current company was laid in 1966, when Tolsma put a new manufacturing building in use, where they started fabricated the fans and triangular air ducts. Because of the presence of Tolsma in the centre of potato growth in the Netherlands the development of new storage technology went very fast in the sixties and seventies. Removable partitions, temperature measurement units, the introduction of the climate control computer and the in-house production of fans are only a few examples.

Expanding abroad

When a solid foundation was laid on the Dutch market, it was time to expand abroad. In the eighties, sales in Germany and France started. At the end of the eighties, the first order came from Russia. In 1986 HGV was founded, the Tolsma sales office in Bad Fallingbostel, Germany. Starting from 1990, Tolsma was already active on the global market, with major ventilation projects, but also for refrigeration of potatoes, onions and carrots. In this decade, the first mixed air units and compact coolers were developed as well.

Take-overs

The company’s expansion continued through the acquisition of several companies. The market for mechanical refrigeration was expanded through the acquisition of a company in the early ’90s. Furthermore, Tolsma took over Becom (ventilation and control technology) in 2005 and Grisnich (specialist in the area of internal logistics and grading of potatoes) in 2007. Under the new name Tolsma-Grisnich, the company was now able to provide the best solution for the customer, all under one roof.

Tolsma-Grisnich worldwide

Further expansion of the market took place in the new millennium, trough the opening of several representative offices abroad:

  • Tolsma Ukraine (2008)
  • Tolsma Grisnich Kiremko China (2009)
  • New head office Emmeloord, the Netherlands (2010)
  • Tolsma Russia (2011)
  • Tolsma USA (2015)

Since June 2016,  Farm Electronics is a part of the international Tolsma-Grisnich Group. Tolsma-Grisnich took a majority interest of Farm Electronics, the crop storage engineering company from Grantham, Lincolnshire. With sharing both products and knowledge, the companies want to strengthen each other in the market to offer customized state-of-the-art solutions.

During this period, the development of new products and techniques continued. In 2012, Tolsma-Grisnich introduced Track & Trace (box registration system) and the company took over the right of the Swiss company Samro, manufacturer of the stone- and clod separator.

The acquired knowledge over the years, company take-overs and international expansion has enabled Tolsma-Grisnich to be a reliable and innovative partner for growers and processors, now and in the future.

The Tolsma-Grisnich mission:

Improving your agribusiness in an intelligent way

Our mission is to improve the efficiency of every company that is active in the storage and processing of potatoes, onions and carrots. The in-house developed storage technology ensures conserving the product quality, by means of drying and or refrigeration, is free of any diseases and minimizing the weight loss. With processing, we make sure that, by cleaning (mechanical or with water) and optical or mechnical sorting, the products will be clean, free of any damaging and can be processed and packed in a uniform way. To make sure that all the processes are optimal and efficient, we install intelligent software and control technology that is developed by Tolsma-Grisnich.

We have a Research and Development department which continously works at improving existing products and works with other companies, research facilities and universities to develop new, innovative products. We want to develop new, intelligent information technology by collecting data from all phases in the storage and processing process and analyse this data. This enables us to improve the product quality, limit energy consumption and create management information.

We find it very import to continuously stay in touch with our customers in order to gain even more insight in their wants and needs. We do this by visiting our customers on a regular basis, with study groups and by visiting fairs, in order to stay in touch with them. Only in this way we can contribute in improving their company efficiency.

By stimulating our employees to follow courses and doing studies, we enable them to improve themselves. In this way, the customer will profit from more intelligent products and services. Our Service and Maintenance department contributes to maintaining and improving the company’s efficiency of our customers.

Vision

The Tolsma-Grisnich group is the innovatie, reliable partner that offers turnkey solutions from storage until handling agricultural products (potatoes, onions, carrots) to agricultural entrepreneurs, packing companies and processing companies (all within the walls of a building).