Solana structures its variety development

The Solana Group forms the divisions in research, variety breeding and product management. From 1 January 2019, Jacob Eising will take over the newly created position of Variety Development Manager. In this key role, Mr. Eising will coordinate all activities of the Solana Group in the areas of research, pre-breeding, variety breeding and product management. These intense coordination activities will enable the Solana-Group to offer more targeted potato varieties to customers as well as to the markets.

In his new role, Jacob Eising will directly report to Torsten Spill, Solana's General Manager for variety development and potato seed production. In addition to his role as Variety Development Manager, Mr. Eising continues to coordinate the international product management among others also the varieties for Den Hartigh.

We wish Jacob Eising every success in his new cross-group assignment.


New managing director at OOO Solana RUS

Andreas Tetzel has been announced as the new managing director of OOO Solana RUS with effect from 1st November 2018.

He succeeds Burkhard Flüß, who has led the company through a five-year transitional period. Mr. Flüß leaves the Solana Group and we wish him all the best for his professional future.

Andreas Tetzel reports to Torsten Spill who is the managing director of SAKA Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. We are looking forward to the successful cooperation with Andreas Tetzel, who together with his team will promote the further expansion of the distribution of high-quality seed potatoes in the Russian Federation.


Personnel changes in sales department

Solana Group has strengthened its management team with a head of sales. As of 15th of February 2018 Tobias Mette is responsible for the national and international sales activities of Solana.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish our customers and business partners a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy, successful New Year 2018!


Job advertisement: Area Manager

Solana wants to further develop international sales and requires a representative. Solana is seeking to employ an Area Manager for the Middle East and Africa.

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Student Open Day at Solana Seeds UK Ltd.

Solana Seeds UK invites students, teachers, growers and customers to an Open Day on 20th of September at Solana Seeds UK Ltd. The event will be the final stage of the “Potato Growing Challenge” while also being a chance for growers and customers to look at and talk about the Solana varieties.

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New phone numbers

Some tele­phone numbers have changed in Solana's head office in Hamburg (Germany). An overview of contact persons and their new phone numbers can be found at Contacts/Head Office. The cell phone numbers remain unchanged. Of course you can also ring the reception at +49 40 414240-0.


Solagro turns into Solana RUS

Former Solana-Agro-Service (Solagro) operates under its new name Solana RUS as of July 2017. The new company name is one result of the realign­ment of the company.

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Happy Fascination of Plants Day!

On May 18th  is the international "Fascination of Plants Day" which will be celebrated in numerous countries with a lot events. Events will take place from today until May 31st.

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Baby Lou successfully tested by ASDA

Baby Lou, one of Solana’s most recent potato varieties has been tested successfully by IPL. IPL are responsible for trialling, sourcing and procurement internationally for Asda, the United Kingdom’s second largest supermarket chain.  Baby Lou performed both very well in the growing and storage trials and with the various taste panellists.

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