Tonkens Agrar is engaged in cultivating crops such as cereals, potatoes, onions and oil seed rape; storing, processing and marketing vegetables; milk production; and producing renewable energy from biogas plants that run on waste produced by the group and from photo-voltaic installations. It farms c 3,500 hectares of high-quality land in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany.
Tonkens continued with its strategy of increasing volumes of higher-margin processed vegetables in FY18/19, supporting a 17% y-o-y increase in group revenue. However, as flagged by management in March, the prolonged drought in calendar year 2018 caused a scarcity of vegetables, cutting profit before tax by €0.6m to €0.2m. Management expects that continued drought in calendar year 2019 will result in a similar financial performance for FY19/20.