Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association annual meeting 2014

Conference hall

Conference hall

The 2014-2015 harvest year evaluation meeting” was held in the Perissia Hotel in Ürgüp, Cappadocia from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September. The Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association (AFIA) hosted the meeting. In the meeting, the aim was to bring together the flour and cereals sectors, the future of wheat, the strategic importance of wheat in the world and the Turkish harvest results were evaluated together with the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and the sector’s leading representatives. Foreign language interpreting was provided for bilateral meetings with international suppliers for imported wheat. Exhibitions, debates, trips and social programs went ahead with the participation of the companies as well as a panel entitled “The Future of Wheat in Turkey and in the World”. Furthermore, it was organised for the first time during the meeting for the participation of the AFIA representatives working under the larger Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Association (TFIA).

 

Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall

 

Program

Program

Perstorp acquires Chemko’s calcium formate and penta businesses

International Milling Directory member, Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the acquisition of the penta and calcium formate businesses from Chemko a.s. Strážske, a Slovakian chemicals producer. The transaction is part of Perstorp’s ambitious investment plan to increase polyol and calcium formate capacity.

 

Perstorp has signed an agreement with Chemko a.s. Strážske for the acquisition of its penta and calcium formate businesses, related technology and certain assets. It does not include the manufacturing plant in Strážske, Slovakia, any real estate or employees. The transaction is fully in line with both companies’ strategies going forward. For Perstorp, this is part of an ambitious investment plan to increase its polyol production and presence on the calcium formate market.

Ulrika Andersson, VP Business Unit Penta, says,


“Perstorp plans to satisfy all customer needs out of the plants we are running at present and we will have sufficient capacity to supply

both our current and new customers. Going forward, we plan to further increase capacity to support our customers’ long-term growth”,

Calcium formate is a source of highly digestible calcium for farm animals and it has antimicrobial properties in feed. A lowered pH-value in the feed supports the acidification of the stomach contents. Perstorp markets its feed grade calcium formate as ProPhorce™ AC 200.

The polyalcohol Penta is used in applications such as alkyd resins, PVC stabilizers, synthetic lubricants, varnishes, and other products. Perstorp is now producing Penta in three different production plants in Germany, the US and Sweden.

Introducing: UNIQAIR Technologies Ltd.

The International Milling Directory welcomes UNIQAIR Technologies Ltd as a new member.

Find their entry now online at https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_5406.html

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For the feed and pet food industry who need to reduce odor emissions, our product, the Plasma-Injector, is a unique cold plasma oxidizer that can not be contaminated by the process air.Unlike chemical scrubbers, biofilters or incinerators, our product eliminates odors without chemicals, water or waste and is carbon neutral.

Our company also provides services for:
– odour emission testing
– the plasma-reactor lifetime warrantee program
– consultancy & maintenance
Contact for world wide: info@uniqair.com

Register your company at www.internationalmilling.com today – from free – and join our 23rd year.

 

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HGCA and nabim: 2014 Milling Wheat Challenge annouced!

nabim

nabim

The International Milling Directory’s sister magazine, Grain & Feed Milling Technology, covered the Milling Wheat Challenge last year. There is excitement in the announcement of this year’s competition. Launched by nabim and HGCA in the United Kingdom once again, we hope many users of the International Milling Directory appreciate this news and content; a blog from the HGCA below:–

nabim, supported by HGCA, has launched the fifth Milling Wheat Challenge competition to find the UK’s outstanding grower of quality milling wheat.

HGCA

HGCA

Martin Savage, nabim‘s Trade Policy Manager said “The competition has gone from strength to strength. In the past four years, it has discovered an amazing group of finalists who are at the forefront of UK wheat production. The winners have each shown that they are progressive in their business as well as their crop husbandry and that they can consistently grow quality crops of bread-making wheats.”

The competition has become established as a way for Britain’s flour millers to formally recognise the value of the country’s best growers to the processing trade.

We are committed to working with UK wheat growers and we are looking for farmers who combine attention to detail with end-customer awareness and business acumen to create a win: win for the whole wheat chain” Martin said.

“Growing quality wheat consistently is a difficult task which requires best practice in growing, storage and delivery to meet the exacting standards of the milling trade.”

HGCA is pleased to be supporting the competition as a way of promoting best practice in both the growing and the marketing of milling wheat. Richard Laverick from HGCA said: “Our aim is to find growers who have a good understanding of their end market, their business costs and an ability to reflect both in their marketing of milling wheat.”

Entry forms are available via the nabim and HGCA websites. The closing date for entries will be Friday, 2 May 2014 and the three finalists will be announced at the Cereals Event on 11 June. On-farm judging of the finalists will take place in late June. The competition judges are Martin Savage from nabim, Richard Laverick from HGCA and Mark Ireland, a Lincolnshire Farmer and former “Farmers Weekly Arable Farmer of the Year”.

The three finalists in the 2013 Milling Wheat Challenge were Stephen Craggs, East Close Farm, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, James Loder-Symonds, Denne Hill Farm, Womenswold, Canterbury, Kent and Nick & David Philip, Church Farm, Waltham St Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire. The overall winner was Stephen Craggs.

Mark Ireland said that “All three finalists were very good producers of quality wheat” and he added that what set Stephen Craggs apart was his total commitment to detail. “Despite faming with a challenging climate he has developed a simple yet robust system to produce consistent quality. On top of a very strong business, his technical insight and attention to detail gave him the edge. He also has a very rational approach to risk management as well as a proactive approach to going beyond the basics of what a miller wants from a grower.”

Martin Savage urged growers to enter the competition, explaining: “The Challenge is a great way for growers to engage with the supply chain. UK flour millers remain committed to our farmers.”

The finalists, their partners and an additional guest, together with leaders from the UK wheat supply chain, will be invited to a celebration dinner hosted by nabim in October at the Ritz Hotel in London where the overall winner will be announced.

AB Vista at IPPE 2014 – Richard Cooper hosts a special evening in Atlanta

AB Vista

Richard Cooper – AB Vista

International Milling Directory member company, AB Vista, held a cocktail reception for researchers, business partners and more. The International Milling Directory’s Lee and Darren were invited to attend this event on the eve of IPPE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

 

Richard Cooper, Managing Director of AB Vista gave an interesting speech:–

‘If I can just take a few minutes of your time, and welcome along to our reception. This is actually the third cocktail event we’ve had at [IPPE in] Atlanta. The first one a couple of years ago was for the launch of QuantumBlue Phytase which was quite a big event in AB Vista’s history. It has been a monumental two years since we launched that product and I think I’ll be fairly safe in saying that it’s really changed the way in which people think about phytase. It’s been a massive success for us, it has grown our business very rapidly – it’s kept me in a job which is quite useful as well but what I would really like to say is thank you a lot to everybody in the room here – we have a lot of customers here, a lot of distributors here, people we do research with here, and you guys have trusted us and we work really well together and being a huge part of this development. Just to finish, we have grown quite rapidly at AB Vista, the company has only really been trading properly as AB Vista for seven or eight years. We had one employee seven or eight years ago which was me, and we now have about 135. We have grown to be the number three player in the feed enzyme world. We are not satisfied with that position, we are still gaining on the ones above us and we are doing that but the only way we are going to do that in the future is by working with people like you guys in the room. We have got to deliver better products, better services and better internal investment for everybody that is buying feed enzymes. And on that note, I just want to wish everybody a happy and prosperous 2014.’

 

Please do see all AB Vista have to offer at stand 2239 in Hall A3.

The International Milling Directory is present at Stand 1700 in Hall A2.

 

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Re-introducing: BinMaster Level Controls

The International Milling Directory blog is back for the first blog of 2014 with exciting new developments. We wish all readers and users of the  International Milling Directory success for 2014.

Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America, BinMaster Level Controls have been a long-standing partner of the International Milling Directory for many years. They have already renewed their membership for 2014/15. A summary of their profile is below: –

Established in 1953, BinMaster is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company offering point and continuous bin level controls including rotary level indicators, diaphragm/pressure switches, capacitance probes and vibrating rod level sensors – complemented by Airbrator® aeration and vibration, plus flow and dust detection monitors for hoppers, bins and silos. The SmartBob2 inventory measurement system – which can be used in remote wireless networks – includes eBob inventory tracking software. 3DLevelScanner is a non-contact, dust-penetration device that takes measurements at multiple points within a bin and calculates bin volume, works in even very large bins, and has the capability to visually map uneven material surfaces.

Go and see the new listings for BinMaster here online: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3068.html

Register or update your listings now at www.internationalmilling.com! Starting from FREE your company can list details. Deadline for the 23rd print edition of the International Milling Directory is 31st July 2014.

Introducing: ARAR MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.

Arar Makina

Arar Makina

The International Milling Directory is pleased to announce ARAR Milling manufacturer as a new member to the International Milling Directory. This Turkish company from Çorum in Turkey exhibited at the recent IAOM MEA in Sousse.

Speaking with their staff since the show has been a very enlightening one for all at the International Milling Directory. We have learnt that they have international offices, with staff in both Turkey and Tunisia. This again shows the expanding growth of the Turkish market and towns such as Çorum becoming exciting hubs for the grain, feed, flour and semolina milling.

 

 

The free synopsis in ARAR’s listing on their new member is:-

Grain processing plants – Semolina Mills, Rice Processing Plants, Silo Projects.

Raw material to Turnkey projects supply, design, manufacturing and assembling.

Our primary goal is become most preferred brand with offering high standard design, production,sale and after sale support.

Our vision is become creator of machines and plants with produce something to make people happy in every parts of World. Our primarily goal is become most preferred brand with offering high standard design, production,sale and after sale support.

Our vision is become creator of machines and plants with produce something to make people happy in every parts of World.

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Introducing : GO EST S.r.l.

GO EST

GO EST

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.

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

Vietnam’s Greenfeed is Asia’s no.1

Greenfeed of Vietnam are one of East Asia's up-and-coming feed producers for the livestock industry

Greenfeed of Vietnam is one of East Asia’s up-and-coming feed producers

Animal and aqua feed company Greenfeed of Vietnam was made Asian Feedmiller of the Year at VIV Asia in Bangkok last week. The competition, in its fourth year, is run by the food chemistry multinational Addcon.

As winners Greenfield will receive sponsorship for a trip to VICTAM Ukraine, in Kiev later this year. VICTAM is one of the leading events for the global livestock industry, so this award should allow Greenfeed to propel themselves to bigger and better things.

Addcon CEO and founder Berndt Kochannek congratulated Greenfeed: “We have been proud sponsor of the award ever since it has been initiated in 2009. We believe that [the] award not only helps the winner in getting the reputation they deserve for all their hard work, but it motivates also other feedmills in the region to further improve the quality of their feed.”

“Greenfeed has been awarded the prize for the innovation they have shown in the very competitive market in Vietnam (and Cambodia). The last years, which have been characterized by high raw material costs yet tough competition in the feedmill industry made it clear that only dedicated feedmills will be able to stay in the market. Greenfeed has done great in the past and we think that Greenfeed will do so in the future.”

Runner-up Feedmiller of the Year was the Dabaco Group, also from Vietnam. Anmol Feeds from Bihar, India won the new ‘Emerging Miller’ gong.

The International Milling Directory extends its congratulations to all three companies, and hopes to see them in the pages of the 22nd edition, published this summer.

Cereals 2013 offers arable opportunities

The International Milling Directory (IMD) is happy to say that it will be at Cereals 2013, the UK’s leading show for agricultural technology.

 

The International Milling Directory's publisher Perendale Publishers was present at Cereals 2012

IMD’s publisher Perendale was present at Cereals 2012

On 12th-13th June 26,000 visitors and 490 exhibitors will descend on Boothby Graffoe, near Lincoln, for business-to-business (b2b) opportunities, crop plots and live demonstrations, including ones in the natural habitat of the Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena. With over 64 hectares of stands, visitors are sure to get a comprehensive rundown of the arable industry.

Hot topics on this year’s agenda include recovering from the awful weather hitting the UK in the last few months, driving business efficiencies and adapting to the challenges of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform.

Charles Blessley, Case IH‘s UK and Ireland marketing manager, expects it to be a good exhibition for machinery manufacturers.

“Cereals attracts progressive large-scale farmers and operators, so it provides the ideal venue to showcase our range of technically advanced machinery. Since last year’s event we have introduced a number of exciting new products which will be on display at Cereals 2013.”

Marketing manager at New Holland, Richard Spencer, believes Cereals 2013 is an “ideal platform” to discuss business with customers.

“The event attracts the key decision-makers in the arable sector. Cereals offers a great opportunity for visitors to talk through the options, and our technical staff look forward to showing what we can offer.”