Bühler Networking Days 2016

JTIC 2016 – Paris Scores a Goal!

67th International JTIC – Cereal Industries Show
organized by AEMIC, 9th and 10th November 2016, Paris, France


The 67th JTIC (Journées techniques des industries céréalières) International Cereal Industries Show will be held 9-10 November at the Paris Event Center, Porte de la Villette, Paris. This 2016 Show intends to consolidate its 2015 success which crowned JTIC’s return to Paris. Last year’s event attracted more than 120 exhibitors and 2,600 visitors over two days, a 30% increase in footfall. Of them, 18% were international.
Some 2,500 sq.m. of space is reserved for exhibitors, making it a truly exceptional Show dedicated to cereal industry professionals. Alongside it run 4 half-days of technical, economic and scientific conferences, laid on by the Board of AEMIC, the event’s organizing association. JTIC offers a raft of meetings on topics of interest to participants, as well as a workshops area available for businesses to promote their new products and services or to offer their expertise on a topic of their choice, a section dedicated to scientific and technical Research presenting their work in the form of posters, as well as a Job Fair, and a Business Incubator area. Online registrations are now open!
For full information on JTIC, go to: http://www.jtic.eu

The Conference Program
Session 1: CSR, an essential commitment, presented by the ANMF
Wednesday 9th November, morning
Chair/facilitator: Bernard Valluis, Deputy Chair of ANMF (French National Millers Association)
Coordinator: Olivier Descamps
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) refers to the impact that a company’s activities and decisions have on society and the environment. The CSR initiative asks companies to adopt transparent and ethical standards of behaviour, which are increasingly being demanded by customers and consumers. This half-day conference is aimed at understanding what CSR means in practice. It will be organized as follows:
What is CSR? presented by Fabrice Bosque, ITERG (Fats and Oils Institute)
CSR Kit, presented by Charlène Poveda, Environment Manager, ANIA (National Association of Food Industries)
– Feedback from various professionals: Nathalie Lepretre (Quality Director at Axiane Meunerie, participant in the Raw Materials Commission and the ANMF Working Group), Bruno Cothenet (CRS Director at Moulins Soufflet), Patricia Panel-Dusseaux (Marketing Manager at Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients) will join Fabrice Bosque and Charlène Poveda.

Session 2: Gluten — Intolerance factor or blessed bread? presented by INRA
Wednesday 9th November, afternoon
Chair: Joël Abécassis, INRA
Facilitator: Fabienne Chauvrière
INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) has been focusing on a nutrition problem that concerns every segment of the cereals industry: gluten. Whether nutritionally genuine or just marketing hype, many questions are being asked and science projects set up to understand how a protein that we have been eating for thousands of years may have suddenly become hazardous. Many factors are being invoked including genetic selection, harsher processing methods, gluten increasingly being added to more preparations… What do researchers say? What do professionals think?
Gluten: What are the facts? Summary of the work on gluten by Bernard Guy-Grand, Science Advisor to the President of FFAS (French Food and Health Fund)
Gluten sensitivity in top athletes, by Yohann Wittrant, INRA Clermont-Ferrand
Does crowd-sourced science have an answer? Limits of existing thinking and the need for new approaches, by Jean-Michel Chardigny, Human Nutrition Department, INRA
Roundtable on the topic: Professionals and researchers: What can we together do to solve the gluten issue? The industry will be represented by Christine Bar L’Helgouac’h (Head of Quality and Valorisation, ARVALIS-Institut du Végétal) for upstream, Bernard Béjar (CEO of Céréales Vallée) for competitiveness hubs, Valérie Cami (General Secretary of Observatoire du Pain) for the processing sector, Brigitte Jolivet (President of AFDIAG, the French Gluten Intolerance Association) will report on consumer constraints, and Bruno Pierre (Valpiform) will talk about distributors’ expectations.

Session 3: 2016 Soft Wheat Harvest: Quality and Quantity of Yields,
by ARVALIS – Institut du Végétal

Session 4: Alternative Grains: Varying cereals and grains to build diversity
Events at the event!
Featuring innovation, the Workshops allow cereal industry suppliers and service providers (of decision support tools, seeds, phytosanitary products, additives, equipment & machinery, packaging, handling, I.T., labs, training, etc.) to present their latest products and services developed for producers, processors and users of cereals and cereal products. AEMIC offers them the ability to run a 30-minute conference with a potential audience of 50 customers and prospects.
Business Incubator
For the second year running, Aemic hopes to give young entrepreneurs a helping hand. To boost their visibility, the Association is offering a handful of them a shared space in the exhibition hall, the Business Incubator, which they can use to present what they do and meet potential prospects. They have to have been in business for 3 years to be eligible.

The Défi Jeunes Talents (DJT)/ Young Talent Competition
The 5th Young Talent Competition, highlighting innovation, gives future professionals free rein to present their ideas and to participate in developing and promoting the cereals industry.
It is open to any student of a business, agriculture or agribusiness school.
At stake is a €3,500 prize for the most creative teams to share!
Scientific and Technical Research & Innovation Showroom
The research carried out by schools, laboratories, institutes and firms in the cereals world are presented in the form of posters. As in previous years, this 23rd edition of the event is open to longer-term innovation projects. in 2015, Chopin Technologies, the Federation of Agricultural Wholesalers (FC2A), the French Federation of Commodity Brokers (FFSCM), the Bakeries Federation (FEB) and the Compagnons du Devoir sat on the jury and decided the winners from among the 21 posters. Two prizes were awarded to the most promising work with short- and long-term potential.

Job Fair
AEMIC’s historical mission is to help put employers in touch with job seekers in the cereals industry. All companies, unions and recruitment agencies in the cereals and agri-food industry can use its placement & recruitment service to find new candidates. The AEMIC job pool consists of all its members, offering a wide range of experience, qualifications and educational backgrounds.
In addition to supporting professionals and students looking for positions and posting vacancies throughout the year, the association sets up a Job Fair at the JTICs as a privileged opportunity for job seekers and employers to get together. It allows vacancies and CVs to be posted and viewed, appointments set up, and more… for the two days of the event.
Find AEMIC on social networks and keep up to date with JTIC news on Facebook and Twitter #JTIC2016 and #aemic.

Chief Develops Self-Cleaning EcoGuard System in Commercial Dryer

Kearney, NE – Chief Agri/Industrial, a division of Chief Industries, Inc. announced today that they have developed new technology that significantly reduces maintenance and emissions that works alongside its Commercial Dryer series. The Chief Commercial Dryer, including self-cleaning EcoGuard System (patent pending), addresses the increased demands to reduce dust emissions in the grain industry.
Chief considered engineering a system with these capabilities after a Chief representative saw a customer’s need for dust reduction and minimizing maintenance. Chief’s engineering team responded with excellent customer service, attention to detail, and was able to engineer the EcoGuard System.
“In 2014 we decided to purchase a dryer from Chief Industries. We knew there would be some changes to be made but Chief was willing to go the extra mile to help us and hopefully other communities in the Grain Industry. In 2015 Chief changed a couple of things to help “reduce emissions in the package”. After the harvest season was complete the locals sent a spokesman to our office to let us know they were satisfied with the changes!!! I have been in the Grain Business my whole life and was totally amazed with how many Bee’s Wings there are in corn. With this system you can actually watch the amount taken out. It is worth seeing it to believe,” said Doug Kavanagh, Operations Manager of Glacial Plains Cooperative.
“Chief is proud of the latest addition of quality products to broaden the range of Chief’s equipment offering and meet the needs of our ever-growing customer base.” said Roger Townsend, President of Chief Agri/Industrial.
Chief Agri/Industrial Division manufactures a complete line of commercial and farm storage, Caldwell grain conditioning, bucket elevators and conveyors, support structures, grain dryers, and modular bulk storage systems. Established in 1954, Chief Industries, Inc. is a diversified organization providing a broad range of products and services on a global basis through its many divisions and subsidiaries.CHIEF_Agri_Black_No_Face-7738-1608
For more information, contact Chief Agri/Industrial, agri@chiefind.com.

AGCO Extends its Grain Storage and Seed Handling Business with Acquisition of Cimbria

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DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 29, 2016– AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Cimbria Holdings Ltd. for approximately $340 million from Silverfleet Capital. Cimbria, based in Thisted, Denmark, is a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for the processing, handling and storage of seed and grain. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016.

Cimbria’s extensive products and services support the cleaning, drying, storage and conveyance of grain and seed through the development, manufacture and installation of individual machines, customized systems and complete turnkey plants, as well as project management and process control consulting. Cimbria sales, which are expected to reach approximately $240 million in fiscal 2016, are concentrated in Western Europe with growing exposure to Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

“The acquisition of Cimbria significantly enhances our market position in the European grain handling and storage industry,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Cimbria’s products are complementary to our GSI’s offerings and are recognized by its customers for their design, quality and innovation. This combination also provides significant marketing and cost saving synergies and will provide us with a global leadership position in the seed handling industry as well as further strengthen our capabilities to serve large global customers. With margins similar to GSI, the acquisition of Cimbria provides us an attractive opportunity to grow our business and expand our margins.”

Rabobank is acting as financial advisor and Herbert Smith Freehills is serving as legal advisor to AGCO.

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Safe Harbor Statement

Statements which are not historical facts, including projected 2016 sales and expectations regarding future growth and cost synergy achievement, are forward-looking and subject to risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, possible declines in demand for products as a result of weather, demand and other conditions that impact farm income, actions by producers of competitive products, and the general risks attendant to acquisitions. Further information concerning these and other factors is included in AGCO’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. AGCO disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® precision technologies and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2015, AGCO had net sales of $7.5 billion. For more information, visit http://www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

AHDB CEO comment on vote to leave EU


Commenting on the vote to leave, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Chief Executive, Jane King, said:

“The AHDB focus remains unaffected by the decision to leave the EU – to equip levy payers with the tools to become more competitive and sustainable.

“Amongst other issues, the decision to leave brings to the fore the need for UK Government to target the best new trading relationships we can for UK food & agriculture both with the EU and other countries.

“AHDB has the skills and expertise to contribute to this work in areas such as market prioritisation, market access negotiations and facilitating relationships between UK exporters and overseas buyers. We stand ready to support the industry in identifying how it can best compete outside the EU.

“These issues will take time to resolve, but AHDB will play a full part in ensuring UK agriculture is a leading player on the global stage.”

AHDB is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. Its purpose is to equip levy payers with independent, evidence-based information and tools to grow, become more competitive and sustainable. Established in 2008 and classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, it supports the following industries: meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; horticulture, milk and potatoes in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. The AHDB’s remit covers 75 per cent of total UK agricultural output. Further information on AHDB can be found at http://www.ahdb.org.uk/.

GEAPS/K-State Offer First July Courses: Courses Cover Introduction to Operations and Grain Entrapment

MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2016 – Registration is now open for two grain handling operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program.  These online courses run from July 18 – Aug. 19, and registration closes Wednesday, July 13. It is the first time GEAPS and K-State have offered courses in July. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at K-State. Online registration and more information on individual courses are available on the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program website.

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Handling Operations
This course offers an introduction to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain handling facilities with an emphasis on safety. This course allows new employees to gain valuable insight into the industry. It also helps seasoned employees enhance their skills.

GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue
Participants learn how to identify problem areas, perform preventative maintenance and use equipment and systems to prevent entrapment. Lectures address government regulations, grain unloading and reclaiming, grain bin safety equipment and emergency preparedness.

GEAPS 500 is one of six courses required for the Credential in Grain Operations Management from GEAPS and K-State, while GEAPS 545 is required for a Specialist Credential in Property and Casualty Risk Management. Learn more about the credential program on the GEAPS website.

Tuition for GEAPS/K-State continuing education courses is $670 for GEAPS members and $850 for non-members. GEAPS also offers flexible group training options, including courses on-demand and volume discounts. For more information about the courses or to register, visit the GEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell or call (763) 999-4300.

Viterra Hosts Grand Opening of Kindersley Grain Terminal

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”), today hosted an official grand opening event at its new high throughput grain terminal at Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Viterra customers, employees and local government officials gathered to commemorate the company’s significant investment in west central Saskatchewan.

“Our return to Kindersley is a great example of Viterra’s commitment to creating and maintaining an industry leading asset network that is modern and efficient,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s President and CEO for North America. “In Saskatchewan alone, we’ve invested millions of dollars at several locations in recent years to support our unwavering focus on operational excellence and superior customer service.”

The new facility has 28,000 tonnes of grain storage and 108 railcar loading capacity. It is the sixth elevator the company has operated in Kindersley since building its first elevator there in 1934.

“We have been fortunate to experience significant growth throughout the history of our company. Although we now have a global presence, we still recognize the importance of our Prairie roots, and the values and lessons we have learned from our farmers,” said Jeworski. “As trusted advisors, we take great pride in working hard to connect them to markets in over fifty countries. We’ve put together a great team at Kindersley that I’m confident will continue Viterra’s tradition of excellence in west central Saskatchewan.”

About Viterra

Viterra is Canada’s grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.

Bühler discusses key trends that transform the grain-processing industry with CEOs and opinion leaders at the upcoming Bühler Networking Days



From August 22 to 24th, Bühler has invited several hundred CEOs and opinion leaders in the grain-processing industry to gather in Uzwil, Switzerland to the Bühler Networking Days. During the event, we will present and discuss the technology and market trends, challenges and solutions that will transform our industry. Leading speakers from science and industry will provide inspiration with keynote speeches. Bühler will showcase its latest solutions portfolio in an exhibition covering 1800 square meters, featuring more than 30 innovations.

“As the leader of the industry, we are bringing together the key players in the grain value chain at the Bühler Networking Days. We want to discuss how the future will look like and how our businesses will evolve going forward”, says Johannes Wick, CEO Grains & Food. The event will focus on four key drivers that are transforming the grain-processing industry and changing the way we do business: nutrition, food and feed safety, sustainability and the Internet of Things. The inspirational key note speakers include Prof. Chris Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Security and Professor at the Queen’s University Belfast; Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, President of the ETH in Zurich; Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth, Managing Director of the Hasler Foundation; Prof. Dr-Ing. Werner Bauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Nestlé Deutschland; and Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations.
These top speakers will provide insights into their fields of expertise and engage in a dialogue with renowned Bühler experts and the participants, consisting of invited CEOs and opinion leaders across the grain-value chain. These strategic input sessions are complemented with presentations of available solutions from Bühler to address these trends and challenges. Break-out session, expert tours, and a major exhibition hall will create an exciting environment, in which the industry leaders can exchange and develop ideas, network and discuss future trends. “We are looking forward to world-class speakers, innovative solutions and great networking opportunities. And we want to show how our state-of-the-art solutions create sustainable advantages for our customers”, says Johannes Wick. Bühler will feature more than 30 innovations in the specifically built exhibition area in Uzwil, Switzerland, covering 1800 square meters.
Bühler has identified four core topics that will transform the grain-processing industry and change the way we do business:
Nutrition: How can we secure healthy human and animal nutrition for the population of today and tomorrow? Be it gluten-free pasta, alternative protein sources, or the rise in pulses consumption, nutrition trends are important drivers of the food industry and society at large.
Food and feed safety: How can we make food and feed safer in todays integrated supply chains? Safety and security of food and feed is becoming increasingly important. We hear of new product recalls every day. State-of-the-art cleaning, sorting and measuring processes coupled with thorough hygienic designs enable the industry to make substantial progress in that field.
Sustainability: How can we reduce energy consumption, eliminate waste or source raw materials more sustainably? The top issues are reducing energy and water use, eliminating waste and ensuring sustainable sourcing of key macro nutrients such as proteins for both human and animal consumption.
Internet of Things: What does digitalization mean for our industry? Digitalization is creating a level of transparency and process control never known before. It has the power to bring consumer and producers together by disrupting existing models, and opens up new ways for boosting performance, efficiency, and quality.

As the industry leader, Bühler assumes its responsibility to anticipate trends and challenges in these four areas, and find sustainable solutions. “Nutrition, food safety, sustainability and the Internet of Things are drivers that need to be taken into our strategies as we build our industry’s future”, says Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer at Bühler. “It’s going to be exciting to discuss with our industry partners how these drivers will change the way we do business.” By bringing together the leading players in the grain-processing industry with world-class speakers and innovative solutions, Bühler is one step ahead in processing grains to food and feed.

Find more information about this key industry event here: https://event.buhlergroup.com/
Find the profiles of the top speakers here: https://event.buhlergroup.com/top-speakers.html
Find the program of the three-day event here: https://event.buhlergroup.com/program.html

Agro Iran 2016

Valuable synergies: 1,443 exhibitors from 49 countries at Iran Agrofood 2016

The Iranian agricultural sector is on the upswing as Iran’s 80 million strong market is now opening-up. So it comes as no surprise that 99 exhibitors from 11 countries present their innovations at Iran Agro 2016.

See photos below (courtesy of Entil) and more information at: www.iranagro.com/.


Mehmet Ugur Gurkaynak – Entil

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Complex Carbohydrates and Proteins from the Yellow Pea

Clean Label, vegan, ‘free from’ and even more fibre-rich than soy: YePea, the latest ingredient from GoodMills Innovation, is an alternative to soy meal and fits in with current trends

Hamburg, May 2016 – With YePea (an abbrevation of Yellow Pea), GoodMills Innovation presents a functional ingredient which is versatile in use. In the field of bakery produce, it can replace soy meal and serve as a texturiser in breads and small baked items. When it comes to the confectionery segment, YePea works as a non-allergenic nut ingredient for example in chocolate pralines, cereal and chocolate bars. From a sensory viewpoint, the ingredient scores with its crispy bite and appealing mildly nutty flavour. In contrast to soy, it is guaranteed non-GMO. With its comparatively high content of complex carbohydrates and proteins, YePea is a perfect fit for products positioned within the health and wellness sectors.

The toasted pea ingredient YePea is derived from the yellow pea, an almost forgotten legume which was rediscovered by GoodMills Innovation during a research project. To create its novel product, the company passes the peas through a complex processing chain, which includes a toasting procedure at the end to achieve the desired golden yellow colour. The ingredient is then ready to be used in various applications.
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Baked goods
In the baking sector, YePea is an excellent alternative to soy meal, which is often used in recipes for breads and small baked goods. The toasted cracked peas enhance water binding capacity and provide a tender texture, and the combination of complex carbohydrates, dietary fibres and proteins contributes to a valuable nutritional profile. Depending on the specific dosage used, products baked with YePea can even be claimed as a “source of protein”.
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The toasted cracked peas can be either mixed with other recipe ingredients or added  after soaking. In contrast to soy meal, YePea’s raw materials are only grown in Europe and are not genetically modified in any way. Allergen labelling on end products is not required under FIC Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

From a nutritional point of view, one of YePea’s biggest benefits is its low fat content, which is 90 per cent less than that of soy meal. As well as being beneficial to health, this lower fat means a longer shelf life. Additionally, YePea contains higher levels of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibres. And while European consumers in particular tend to perceive the typical flavour of soy to be unappealing, YePea convinces with its pleasant nutty taste profile.

Confectionery and cereal bars
GoodMills Innovation’s cracked peas are also perfect for creating new allergen-free product concepts. They can be used to replace chopped nuts as ingredient in toppings and they ensure a crunchy texture and a nutty flavour in cereal bars. Another benefit is that, unlike nuts, peas are readily available year-round and they are a more cost-efficient ingredient.

“The fact that we are launching YePea during ‘The International Year of Pulses’ shows that we have our fingers on the market’s pulse,” says Michael Gusko, Managing Director of GoodMills Innovation. “Legumes as a source of vegetable proteins are enjoying a tremendous renaissance at the moment. With our innovative ingredient, we are demonstrating that it is possible to deliver outstanding taste, easy processing, Clean Label status and a valuable nutritional profile all at the same time from one economical source.”
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About GoodMills Innovation GmbH
GoodMills Innovation GmbH has its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and is a joint venture between Europe’s leading milling enterprise, the GoodMills Group, and the global ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard A/S, which is based in Denmark. Together with its Polish subsidiary GoodMills Innovation Polska Sp z o.o, the company employs a staff of 120 in Europe.

Sound grain expertise and state-of-the-art refining technologies are the foundations of the company, which operates worldwide. Innovative and natural products that combine functionality and taste and which also contribute to better health have been developed in close cooperation with experts from research and industry. Customers from the food industry and the bakery trade benefit from tailor-made products as well as from competent advice on application, food legislation and marketing issues.