“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.
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.
This week, colleagues from Perendale Publishers will be taking the International Milling Directory to Louisville, Kentucky, USA for 3 full days of the GEAPS Exchange. We are an official media partner of this show and will be intending to repeat the success of this show we have enjoyed in previous years.
There will be over 600 booths for over 300 exhibitors and 2,800 visitors for the grain and feed milling industries. Tom Blacker, the International Milling Directory Co-Ordinator will be attending with Roger Gilbert, Proprietor of Perendale Publishers to show the latest editions and issues of the International Milling Directory and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.
We are very excited about participating at this event. Louisville International Convention Center will be the host venue for this important industry show. The dates of the expo are Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 February 2013.
If you cannot attend, do keep a close watch on this blog for the next 2 weeks. Also you can of course update or register your company today at www.internationalmilling.com and appear in the 2013/14 print edition.
The Perendale Publishers International Milling Directory team are in Atlanta, USA this week for the IPPE show. On Sunday the team set up the stand as the site was already a hive of activity with people keen to see the latest food and feed developments.
Day 1 got off to a good start and the stand is looking marvellous. One of the first visitors was Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO, Engormix (pictured below with Perendale’s Roger Gilbert).
If you’re at the show come and visit us on booth 1700 in Hall A2. More information about the International Milling Directory is available at www.internationalmilling.com
It is in fair Atlanta where we lay our scene today…Day 1 of the International Poultry and Processing Exhibition (IPPE) is here!
Day 1 is here– visit the International Milling Directory (IMD) at stand 1700 in Hall A2!
Do visit Perendale Publishers for the up-to-date information and contact details for 2013/14 IMD media kits today:- stand 1700 in Hall A2.
Here in the UK office, we are enjoying the recent photos shared from AgWired:
Adifo launches BESTMIX® Formulation as a Service
Nutrition software supplier Adifo has launched a cloud-based
collaborative platform as an extension to BESTMIX®, their profit-driven
feed formulation and recipe management system. The extension platform is
bound to revolutionize the information interchange between nutrition
experts and the outside world to the benefit of all parties involved, including
feed advisors, external partners and customers.
The Formulation as a Service solution – securely implemented in the cloud
– gives users online access to part of a nutrition company’s BESTMIX®
database. Users can retrieve minute-precise market data, rely on up-to-date
equations and use state-of-the-art formulation functionality at any time.
They can also record project or customer-specific data such as purchase
costs and specifications.
Adifo has pioneered a new way of working which will dramatically
improve the collaborative interaction between all parties in the nutrition
company’s value chain.
Account managers and independent consultants will simulate
adaptations to recipes to meet specific customer demands and
evaluate immediately the cost impact of their adaptations.
Internal departments such as marketing, sales and quality
assurance will produce their own data and reports without compromising core data.
External interested parties will be able to sign knowledge
contracts with the nutrition company and take advantage of
Research centres will want to use the system to unlock their
nutritional knowledge to interested parties all over the world.
The formulation department can learn about evolving customer
preferences by analyzing adaptations made by the client.
The Formulation as a Service platform has the additional advantage of
being easy to set up and use. There are no worries for the customer; the
solution even eliminates the need for setting up and maintaining dedicated
laptops for account managers or consultants. What’s more, Adifo backs up
the data and updates the software continuously, leaving the customer care-
This Formulation As A Service platform will be launched and
demonstrated for the first time at the IPPE show: Hall A, booth 3118.
BESTMIX® is Adifo’s profit-driven feed formulation and recipe
management system. It allows nutrition companies to least-cost their
products, taking into account all the quality requirements, factory
specifications, health and safety requirements, availability of ingredients,
purchasing positions and material costs, and environmental and legal
aspects of the business.
Adifo has been a major player in feed-related software solutions for more
than thirty years now. Adifo’s solutions give the customer maximum control
over core processes while guaranteeing the protection of critical business
knowledge. All of Adifo’s solutions are developed and supported by highly
skilled teams with a sound expertise in the nutrition business. The company
invests continually in R&D to develop solutions and services that meet
emerging regulatory requirements, market trends and competitive
Happy new year for 2013 to all members, readers and contributors of the International Milling Directory.
There has been a new press release detailing some finer points of this month’s IPPE convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We are excited and proud to be a media partner and exhibitor at this event from 29-31 January 2013. Do look for us at stand 1700!
International Production & Processing Expo
Exciting times are coming to Atlanta, Georgia, the week of January 28 – February 1, 2013, with the integration of three internationally recognized trade shows joining forces to bring suppliers and buyers together for education, technology exchange and networking encompassing the entire spectrum of farm to table.
The combination of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), International Feed Expo (IFE) and American Meat Institute’s International Meat Expo (IME) will bring in over 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries and over 1,000 exhibitors. The week will feature educational opportunities every day. In addition, the trade show, being held January 29 – 31, is anticipated to feature over 400,000 net square feet of exhibits, placing the show in the top 50 of all trade shows in the United States.
The addition of the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) International Meat Expo will expand the number of processing, further processing and packaging suppliers to the show. Additionally, AMI will be adding several educational programs that week to complement the sessions being offered by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association.
The show provides an excellent opportunity to see the latest developments and technology, get training and updates through the educational programs, and to network and meet people from all over the world to exchange experiences and ideas. This year will feature two networking receptions. On the opening day of the show (Tuesday, January 29), there will be a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. on the floor of the show. On Wednesday, back by popular demand, there be a reception at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest enclosed aquarium.
To see the IPPE 2013 Educational Programs, click here
To see IPPE Schedule At‐A‐Glance, click here
[Story via Engormix].
The International Milling Directory has a new member in its ranks.
Please give a warm welcome on this cold day to Borg Mills of Egypt. The are a specialist in wheat milling and bring The International Milling Directory further diversified listings to serve new markets. The broad horizons attract new members and our 22nd edition 2013/14 will surely be all the better for the inclusion of Borg Mills. Mr Mazin Merkkawi is their registered contact for more information and details about their business activity.
The best online information about Borg Mills of Egypt was found today online at: http://www.processcrusher.com/mining-solutions/borg-el-arab-rice-milling-co.html.
Go to their entry in the directory here.
The International Milling Directory spans all sorts of companies and industries. One such group we came across was the California Rice Commission and their impressive YouTube channel. This is in addition to their website and other social media outlets. The horizon is broad and approaching for the new production cycle of The International Milling Directory‘s new edition, 2013/14, already so vibrant digital presences help bring the industry to life. California Rice describes its roles as:
The California Rice Commission was organized under the provisions of the California Food and Agriculture Code Section 71071. The commission operates under the overview of the California Secretary of Agriculture.
By statute, the commission represents the entire California rice industry, including all 2,500 rice growers and handlers who farm and process rice produced on approximately 500,000 acres annually. The commission deals with the broad fields of development, maintenance and expansion of markets, marketing research, education, advertising and promotion, as well as production and processing research necessary to promote, maintain and enhance the rice industry.[Source]
See a recent playlist of videos here.