“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.
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 announce Rentokil is now a featured advertiser in Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine!
Rentokil provide fully integrated Total Facilities Management to government and commercial sector organisations of all sizes across all business sectors. They have comprehensive service capabilities in the fields of catering, cleaning, security, buildings M&E and statutory compliance. They hold long term partnering relationships and pride themselves on being a service partner of choice for customers both at home and abroad.
Rentokil are experts in the essentials. Rentokil’s mission is to deliver the essentials to their customers in pest control, hygiene, workwear and plants through their local networks of over 1,000 branches. Their synopsis reads as follows:
Check out their entry on the International Milling Directory Online HERE!
Kay International Ltd. have registered for the International Milling Directory. The 23rd edition is set to be a memorable edition with new companies such as Kay International Ltd joining up. I’m sure we’ll all be interested to find out more from this company. The International Milling Directory synopsis online states their raison d’etre to be manufacturing and exporting positive displacement rotary lobe blowers from India.
Their website is interesting and features a good quotation for all of us in the milling industry to remember, such as,
‘In an industry full of competition, the ultimate winner will be the one who maintains the quality and not the price.’
– Kapil Arora, Director, Kay International.
Their entry on the International Milling Directory Online has just been approved – check it out HERE!
The International Milling Directory has now joined Pinterest to show our exposure at industry events. Our recent trip to GEAPS Exchange in Louisville, Kentucky was very successful and we were glad to meet old and new members there. Six boxes of the IMD were shipped there in advance. The event was successfully staged and we are hoping to attend next year’s in Omaha, Nebraska, USA event for the 3rd year running.
There are good photos now on our Facebook and Pinterest sites. The album is on the Facebook page now and while you are surfing the Internet, follow us on Pinterest here: https://pinterest.com/tomperendale
Make sure you are registered in the IMD 2013/14 today. Please do register or update your listing online for the print, app and online versions before the deadline of 31st June 2013 now at www.internationalmilling.com
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
We have enjoyed promoting press releases and news of IPPE 2013 on this blog recently and hope you have as well. Instead of writing more and more content today, it may be more enjoyable to see this video from the official YouTube channel. Remember to see the colleagues at stand 1700 who will be able to discuss The International Milling Directory’s new edition coming later this year. Free options as well as more extensive and attractive coverage for your company are available.
Visit internationalmilling.com now to register your company or update your listing for the 2013/14 edition.
We welcome a recent addition to the International Milling Directory – Parantez. The International Milling Directory has been aiming to re-register this company for the new edition and we are glad to broaden the relationship between us and the IDMA show in Turkey. The International Milling Directory does feature IDMA in the inside front cover of the 2012/13 edition. If this is a reminder, we hope to see you at IDMA, Instanbul Expo Center on 4-7 April 2013! Some background information is written below.
The exhibition Company PARANTEZ, founded in 2000 in Turkey, is committed to providing professional services in the sector of exhibitions, conferences, publishing and tourism.
In order to announce the latest developments and changes in the milling sector, The Parantez Group developed an exposition project, held their first meeting in 2005 “International Flour, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulghur, Feed Milling Machinery & Pulse, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition” in Istanbul.
Today the exhibition is well-known as IDMA and is one of the most important platform for location of meetings, negotiations, exchange of opinions and suggestions of the best representatives of the sector. Participation in the exhibition allows to establish new business contacts, get information about the market and new technologies, to explore business competitors, to provide new products and develop a pricing policy.
The company constantly improves the quality of services and efficiency of the organization, makes every effort to attract more association members and partners. The company always strives to apply best practices and methods of the world.
Find the new Parantez fair listing online at: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3371.html.