Hello and welcome back to all of our UK readers who no doubt enjoyed their extended breaks for jubilee weekend.
Despite the shorter working week here there have still been some great happenings behind the scenes as we move towards the business end of production for IMD 2012/13. We have had an excellent response to the deadline extension, which in case you aren’t aware of is June 15, 2012. So many of you have been logging in and updating which just goes to show how far we have come as a directory and is a clear indicator of where we want to be.
With this in mind I would like to welcome some of our new additions this week; ChinaFeedOnline.com, GÜN-MAK Mill Machinery Ltd., Indeck Power Equipment Company and PCE Instruments UK Ltd. We look forward to forging a long lasting relationship together for the future.
Thanks to this extension I have also had the chance to push forward some exciting ideas for IMD that should now be applicable to our 21st printed edition and will be of benefit to all of our readers I am. While some details are still to be ironed out I am confident that by the end of next week I will be able to make an announcement on this matter so stay tuned!
Finally I would like to extend a warm hello to those who will be in attendance at the Cereals event in Lincolnshire, UK on June 13-14. It promises to be an exceptional coming together of over 400 industry suppliers including us at Perendale, so I look forward to seeing you there with the circa 26,000 expected to attend. If you haven’t already made arrangements to attend do so now to avoid disappointment.
Until then stay tuned for more new companies and remember to keep contacting me with your new products and company news, your response so far has been fantastic!
International Milling Directory Coordinator
In its 21st printed edition IMD welcomes back 4B Braime Elevator Components for 2012/13. Based in Leeds, UK, 4B Braime Elevator Components is an industry leader in developing high quality and dependable handling components for bucket elevators and conveyors. They have an innovative catalogue of products ranging across elevator buckets, elevator bolts, drop forged conveyor chains, belting, temperature sensors, and also complete monitoring systems.
Since their establishment in 1971 they have been serving a large range of industries, including Grain Handling & Processing, Brewing & Distilling, Food Industry and Bulk Material Handling. They also pride themselves on their free design service which comes with a guarantee thanks to years of experience in their field.
They are part of the Braime Group, with subsidiaries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa and a worldwide network of distributors, 4B promise practical solutions for all applications at any location. You will find their profile and equipment guides in our printed directory, online and also on our smartphone app, PLAPP.
Once again I would like to thank 4B Braime for their continued participation with the International Milling Directory for 2012/13.
Alex Rogers – IMD Coordinator.
International Milling Directory would like to welcome one of its newest members. Kemin Industries Inc who specialize in animal and human nutrition. Kemin manufactures more than 500 specialty ingredients used by the feed and food industries and the health, nutrition and beauty markets, using cutting edge molecular technology. With 50 years of expertise in animal nutrition and health, Kemin offers solutions that keep animals safe, efficient and healthy.
Since it’s founding in 1961, Kemin has expanded from its base in the United States to seven divisions across the world operating in 90 countries including, China, India, Brazil and Italy. Thanks to years of scientific research they are able to offer consistent systems of profitable animal nutrition.
We are pleased to welcome Kemin Industries Inc for their participation with IMD, and in cementing our shared vision of serving the community worldwide.
Good news! I am pleased to announce that thanks to a new influx of participating companies for 2012/13 the print deadline for IMD submissions has been extended until June 15, 2012.
This comes as a great testament to our vision in making our 21st edition our best ever and for this I wish to thank all of our listed companies and our readers for your continued support. In light of this there is still plenty of time for companies to check that your details are correct and that you are happy with the marketing options that you have chosen to utilize.
I am also pleased to announce that two extra categories have been added to our equipment guide. If you are a manufacturer of Drop Forge Chain & Components or of Dust Filtration Systems you will benefit from featuring your products in our guide. Simply contact me for a form and I will be happy to help.
For all of our UK followers I would like to wish you all a happy jubilee weekend!
Those of you familiar with the IMD may be aware of the double page features that we are able to provide as part of the directory. Placed the the Equipment Guide, a company profile page is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your exposure within the IMD.
What does it include? To put it simply, anything you want and it’s easy. All we need is an article about you or your products, some good sized jpeg pictures and a company logo, then our design team will do the rest. Once the design is completed you will receive a copy for approval before publishing.
One of the benefits of having a company profile page is that it guarantees you at least two pages in the directory all to yourself, branded with your logo and your company style. Once approved it will also appear on your online listing and can be distributed across our web platforms where it will stay for at least five years.
Anytime a new company profile page is completed it will feature as a blog item right here! If anybody is interested in participating please feel free to contact me and we can discuss your ideas. There is also lots of information on company profiles in the IMD mediafile which is available at www.internationalmilling.com.
Want to see some examples of last years…
It’s the busiest time of year to be part of IMD as the deadline approaches. So far some 1200 of you have already updated which guarantees your place in the printed edition and for those that haven’t it is as simple as a few clicks on your mouse. To confirm your details online visit www.internationalmilling.com and log into your account or you can register if you are new.
The vital next step for everybody is making sure that you are getting the most out of your listing with IMD. Don’t forget that there are many useful guides and product lists featured that all offer excellent opportunities in increasing your exposure. Something as simple as adding your logo to a listing at little cost will stand out on a page, remember this is also distributed across six different web platforms and our smartphone app, PLAPP.
If you are a manufacturer of milling equipment you will benefit from featuring in one of IMD’s Equipment Guides, they’re smart, they’re practical and they’re free! All you need to do is email me requesting a guide form and send it back filled with your product information. You can can have as many guides as you want and even strengthen your pages with the use of product pictures.
This years featured categories are; Cleaning, Colour Sorting, Coolers & Driers, Elevator Buckets, Extruders/Expanders, Hammermills, Mixers & Grinders, Pellet Press, Sieving & Sifting, Storage, Weighing & Scales.
Do you manufacture a product not in that list? Let me know and we’ll include you.
Here are some samples from last years directory…
Alex Rogers – IMD Coordinator
Welcome to the blog for the International Milling Directory.
With the publishing deadline for our 21st printed edition of the directory, there really is no more exciting time to be part of it. We already have over 1200 companies registered with IMD and I fully expect that number to be closer to 1500 before we go to print.
I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of those continuing their listings from last year, and also those who are new for 2012/13. I’m sure that together we will enjoy growing as a global community, and that this blog will be a vital piece of the puzzle in achieving that.
It will feature all of the latest news from IMD such as company updates, new products and events & shows from around the world, bringing you all of the news directly associated with your directory. For this reason I encourage your participation just as much as mine. When your company launches a new project, acquisition or even a a new member of staff we’d like to know.
Over the next few weeks I will be introducing some of our new members and those who have updated for 2012/13, also I will keep you up to date with progress in publishing our 21st printed edition. Until the next time, I’ll look forward to hearing from you.