“We have listened carefully to our members, and all agreed the best ever exhibitionwas in Cape Town in 2010, it has the infrastructure and experience to deal with all our delegates”
At the closing speeches started with Mr. Damon Sidles, Vice President of IAOM (USA) , followed by Mr. Kamel Belhiria, CEO, La Rose Blanche Group (Tunisia) who announced that the IAOM MEA 2014 venue will be in Cape Town, South Africa. The flag handing over ceremony took place at 13:30-13:35 and the team photo below with Mr. Merzad Jamshidi in front of the conference stage shows the event closed with real success for all delegates.Look out for the coverage, review and content in the next Grain & Feed Milling Technology issue – November/December 2013. Free online in English and Spanish next month!We at the International Millling Directory are excited and very hopeful for IAOM MEA 2014’s meeting and hope to cover the event again.
The second day of IAOM MEA kicked off with a full and interesting set of opening addresses, videos and speeches outlining IAOM MEA Conference and Expo 2013. In the Hadrumet Conference Room Mövenpick Hotel and Marine Spa in Sousse, Tunisia.
The speakers in order with information on the content of the speeches respectively were:-
Mr Kamal Belkhiria – CEO, La Rose Blanche (Tunisia)
This speech focused on the tradition of wheat milling in Tunisia and that it is an honour to hold this event in Tunisia. It is a unique opportunity with many challenges and developments. Storage methods and production is a challenge, as well as marketing.
Mr Merzad Jamshidi – District Director, IAOM Mideast & Africa District
This enthusiastic speech talked of the enormous diversity, strength, and growth potential of Mid East milling industries. The acumen of all speakers and range of participants here this week was a credit to the region. IAOM do not only organise this conference and exhibition – there are also have many new courses with Kansas State University.
Mr Ridhu Saidi – Minister of the Economy representing the Prime Minister of Tunisia
This meeting is important as it is in Tunisia for the first time, showing an interest in the ‘new Tunisia’ in this sector. It was interesting to note that Tunisia consumes more cereals than the average, leading to impetus in economic productivity. The total industry is worth 1.2 billion Tunisian Dinars. The need to covert national needs of cereals is essential. Upgrades and the quality of products are needed in Tunisia. A common development strategy must be a sustainable one. He concluded that all can profit from this event in many ways.
Mrs Wided Bouchamaoui – President of the UTICA (Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade & Craft).
Thanked all for coming for the event, showing that trade is a good and peaceful activity. Food safety in Tunisia is one of the most serious challenges in the next decades for humanity. Poverty is the marginalization of people into hunger and malnutrition. Opportunity means investment so human dimensions to economic developments must factor in this industry. In the global village, businesses have shrunk and some have grown in the recent era. It is true that Tunisia was known as a green land and was Rome’s storage area in ancient times. Tunisia invites investors to profit from the cereals industry.
And with that, the event was officially open. The exhibition hall burst into life! We hope you are looking forward to day three and more of the IAOM Conference and Expo.
Registration for the IAOM-MEA 2013 Conference and Expo has opened for registration. Tom and Darren from Perendale are here with ‘Grain and Feed Milling Technology’ magazines and electronic versions of the new International Milling Directories. The Opening Dinner is tonight and the Conference and Expo opens tomorrow at 9am – 4:30pm, all taking place at the Mövenpick Hotel and Marine Spa in downtown Sousse, Tunisia.
The International Milling Directory (IMD) is pleased to welcome Lotexim Consortium. This Kiev-based group provides services in the fields of worldwide supply and delivery of cereals and similar commodities.
The International Milling Directory has wanted to break into this region’s grain industry and service providers and this is a great starting point for the local industry to feature in the International Milling Directory. See Lotexim Consortium’s online page here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_5355.html.
The company’s free online IMD synopsis describes Lotexim as:-
Emerging Lotexim Agro Consortium consolidates a range of productive, foreign trade, logistics and marketing companies and entrepreneurs from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Germany, Turkey, India. Lotexim Consortium supplies cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, oats, buckwheat), pulses, oilseeds; sugar; as well as their processed products origin Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. The main product is soft milling wheat, big industrial volumes available. Lotexim: your reliable Russian grain supplier! Welcome collaboration with Mills, whom we furnish in a best way!
Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July 2014’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2014/15 – click here!
A major solar array of over 600 solar panels on the roofs of Geelen Counterflow’s plant in Haelen, Netherlands, was commissioned at the end of October 2013. Every year over 125.000 kWh of clean electricity will be generated for laser‐cutting and welding of stainless steel components for the company’s dryers and coolers.
The investment is part of “project 50/50” which targets a 50% reduction of the company’s CO2 footprint in 2020, compared to 2012 and an increase of 50% in the amount of CO2 reductions the company achieves for its customers by installing more efficient dryers and coolers. The company’s own CO2 footprint measures the exhaust of CO2 that follows from all company processes, from manufacturing and internal transport to heating, electricity and business travel.
Managing Director Sander Geelen said:
“As a manufacturer of counter-flow dryers and coolers we always try to improve the energy balance of our customer’s manufacturing processes. But for the energy balance of the earth, the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases causes more and more solar heat to be trapped inside our atmosphere, so land and oceans become ever warmer on average. It’s like putting on warmer and warmer sweaters when you are already warm enough. There is fast growing scientific evidence that we cannot go on like this. Rather than argue about details, we’d better start solving the problem. Sooner or later the investment will pay off. The investment in solar panels is only one step towards the target of 50% reduction of CO2 footprint for the company.
There are many things that companies can do with little investment, that save both CO2 and money. For example, timers on heating systems, double-sided printing, movement sensors on lighting etc. But even for bigger investments like efficient company cars, bikes for employees, more efficient computers, LED lighting, electric forklifts, improved insulation and solar panels, we always conclude that what is good for the environment is also good for our employees and eventually for our bottom line.”
Geelen Counterflow (85 employees) develops and builds energy‐efficient counterflow dryers and coolers for the feed and food industries. Over 80% is exported outside of Western Europe, with the help of sales and service offices in the US, Argentina and China. The company is currently preparing for the construction of a zero‐energy‐office for up to 50 office staff, to be built in 2014 according to “cradle to cradle” eco‐friendly design principles, using sustainable building materials.
Welcome to Bühler world of training & services.
Training Center with its own school mill
In project- and subject-related courses, experienced Bühler experts will teach your personnel the knowledge they need to run your specific plant and equipment. The training courses are held in English, German, French, Italian, or Spanish. Other languages like Russian and Japanese are available upon request. The length of training courses depends on the basic knowledge of the personnel to be trained, the training objectives, and the size of your production facility. In addition to project-related courses, we also offer special intensive courses for customers’ management staff. The course programs are created on the basis of the course participants’ needs and goals. Efficient plant operation is a prerequisite for achieving high extraction rates and optimal end product quality. The Training Center operates its own school mill, a generously equipped workshop including all the important machines, and instruction rooms with modern amenities. The adjacent factory with the research center and laboratories offers perfect support in training.
Bühler Grain Technology Center
The Bühler Grain Technology Center is the world’s best-equipped and most renowned development and test center in the field of industrial processing of grain and pulses. Its extensive, state-of-the-art range of equipment allows commercial-scale simulations of processes such as storage, unloading, conveying, weighing, feeding, separating, grinding, grading, blending & mixing, pelleting, flaking, bagging,
hydrothermal treatment, and a large number of others. They are available together with the entire extensive know-how of the Buhler technologists for conducting tests and investigations, for example feasibility studies, product development, and performance tests.
Bakery Innovation Center
As competence center for Flour Service, the Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) offers unique services in grain and flour analytics as well as expertise in flour and baking ingredients. The exceptional infrastructure of the BIC includes state-of-the-art bakery technology equipment as well as in-depth and comprehensive analytical services. How can you achieve an optimal and consistent flour quality? And how can you differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering specialty flours and innovative product concepts? The experts of the Bakery Innovation Center deal in depth with such issues, developing customized and sustainable solutions for the global grain processing food industry. In addition to ta
ilor-made product and process solutions, the BIC also offers training courses. Benefit from the BIC specialists’ flour expertise by continuing your training and optimize your flour quality on the basis of innovative solutions.
Muyang’s activities cover design, development, fabrication and installation of the machinery & engineering of the following industries such as feed manufacturing, grain milling, environment protection, food processing, bulk solids handling and storage, steel structure building as well as industrial automation.
The International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome GO EST S.r.l. as a new member.
GO EST S.r.l. is a consulting business intermediation agency whose activities are dedicated to foreign companies aiming to boost their international operations and investments, increase profits dealing and trading with Russia, CIS and former USSR countries.
Their synopsis states:
GO EST S.r.l. is an international business intermediation agency granting: assistance in trading with Russia, ex USSR countries and worldwide, agricultural commodities’ brokerage and import export activity. GO EST S.r.l. provides regular supplies of genuine cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, buckwheat etc.), flour, peas, chick-peas, oilseeds (rape, sunflower, flax seeds, rapeseed & sunflower oils, potato starch, sugar; chicken meat, beef; origin Russia, Kazakhstan (Custom Union) and Ukraine, under the supervision of the Russian Grain Union. GO EST promotes Russian agricultural products, ambitious in further international development, enlarging markets up to Latin America, Asia, Africa, etc. It strives to offer its partners competitive prices and time of delivery that emphasizes its advantage over other suppliers.
The good partner of the International Milling Directory, nabim (National Association of British and Irish Millers) have launched a new flour milling training advertising campaign and are including the new edition, the 22nd edition for 2013/14 of the International Milling Directory.
We are really pleased to be featuring this campaign and nabim playing a full part in the new edition of the International Milling Directory. The new edition will feature a foreward by Alexander Waugh, Secretary General of nabim discussing the merits and appeal for millers of nabim in the feed and flour industries. See nabim in the International Milling Directory here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3095.html
nabim is the representative organisation for the UK flour millers and represents virtually 100% of the industry, which uses around 5 million tonnes of wheat a year to produce 4 million tonnes of flour.
nabim works closely with plant breeders, farmer organisations, agronomists, levy boards, research communities, grain merchants, bakers, government departments and others on a broad range of issues including wheat breeding and agronomy, food safety, training and health and safety, environmental matters, competitiveness and trade matters.
Alltech was among 64 INNOV’ SPACE award winners selected this year. An expert panel representing five different categories (machinery, feed, poultry, porcine and ruminate) awarded 14 two-star and 50 one-star distinctions on September 10 at SPACE.
In March this year, Alltech launched its five-point Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program as a response to the increasing threat of molds and mycotoxins on a farmer’s livestock and profitability. Alltech’s expert global mycotoxin management team of researchers and specialized consultants developed a five-point approach to manage the menace of multiple mycotoxins. This five-point approach redefines mycotoxin control and discloses the toxicity of multiple mycotoxins and their effects on animal health and performance.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded this innovation distinction as we have just launched the 37+ program in France in June. This program is particularly advantageous to the farmer because it can be customized for each farm to identify, manage and control multiple mycotoxins,” said Julien Martin, Alltech general manager for France. “As an INNOV’SPACE award winner, we will be better able to demonstrate the proven results of the 37+ program.”
|From left to right: Christophe Tanguy, ruminate sales manager Alltech France, accepts the Innov’Space Trophy for the 37+ Mycotoxin Management Program from Michel Morin, vice-president of the Brittany region and Guillaume Garot, delegated minister of Agriculture, during the Awards Ceremony at SPACE, the second largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world in Rennes, France.|
Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program offers key components for farms concerned with mycotoxin contamination:
-The program provides a risk assessment and calculates the risk equivalent quantity (risk factor multiplied by the quantity of mycotoxin) for that particular feedstuff sample.
-The Mycotoxin Hazard Analysis Program (MIKO) from Alltech is designed to help improve production systems on farm and at feed mills by performing an audit; determining the critical control points; and establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, implementing corrective actions, checking procedures and establishing protocols for recording information.
-The mycotoxin management team provides a complete contamination report and recommendations for management and nutritional applications that can assist with mycotoxin prevention and control.
“By not using the 37+ test kit, an inaccurate assessment of mycotoxin contamination is more likely. If the farmer has a more complete overview of the mycotoxin problem then they can manage it more effectively, the 37+ test kit allows them to do this” said Emmanuel Landeau, technical manager of monogastric animals. “In addition, the 37+ test kit is easy to use and simplifies what could be considered to be a complicated process. The Mycotoxin Management Program then takes the results of the 37+ analysis, incorporates a variety of different factors such as species and life cycle stage before providing the final report and recommendation to the farmer.”
Alltech will showcase agriculture to a global audience during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy from August 23 to September 7, 2014 in Normandy, France. During the Games, Alltech will host its Global 500 beef and dairy conference, bringing together experts to shape the future of beef and dairy worldwide. Alltech’s passion for agriculture is reflected through its high quality, natural and scientific innovations, like the 37+ Mycotoxin Management Program, for improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability on the farm.