American Lorain Corporation Completes Installation of Chestnut Decladding Line


JUNAN COUNTY, ChinaDec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — American Lorain Corporation (NYSE MKT: ALN) (“American Lorain” or the “Company”), an international processed snack foods, convenience foods, and frozen foods company based in the Shandong ProvinceChina, today announced that it has finished installation of its chestnut decladding machine in December, 2013.

The machinery, imported from Europe, preheats the chestnuts into dry condition, and declads the chestnuts using ejected natural gas flames. Unshelled chestnuts are then carried directly to frozen storage through connected pipeline. Average processing capacity could reach 3 metric tons per hour. The unshelled chestnuts could be processed into a wide variety of products such as chestnuts in syrup and chestnut snack packs.

Mr. Si Chen, Chairman and CEO of American Lorain, commented: “Before introducing the automated decladding line, due to the varying size of raw materials and differing specifics of finished products, our chestnuts are mostly unshelled by hand. As labor costs continue to rise in China, we introduced this automated line in an effort to reduce our reliance on human labor. Enhancing automation, increasing productivity and reducing cost constitute our main focus in the next few years and we are glad American Lorain has made a solid step in this direction.”

About American Lorain Corporation

American Lorain Corporation's products include chestnut products, convenience food products and frozen food products. The Company sells its products to most provinces in domestic China as well as numerous export markets in Asia and Europe. The Company operates through its five direct and indirect subsidiaries and one leased factory located in China. For further information about American Lorain Corporation, please visit the Company's website at

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