IRN set to gather Agri Trading Houses to discuss Emerging Markets this June in Geneva

IRN Event, Geneva, Switzerland

IRN Event, Geneva, Switzerland

The International Milling Directory is pleased to inform our member companies and users about an upcoming event IRN, global summit organiser is pleased to bring you the Risks in Agri Trading: Emerging Markets 2014 Summit taking place in Geneva on 18-19 June.

After hosting three successful editions of the Annual Soft Commodities Trading Summit in Geneva, and launching the inaugural Risks in Agriculture: Emerging Markets in Accra last November; IRN is now back to Geneva with a comprehensive platform designed for General managers, Traders, Treasurers, Supply chain specialists, Trade finance managers, Risk management experts, Operations managers and also Logisticians.

With booming economies, plenty of natural resources and a fantastic margin for growth, emerging markets, such as; Africa, Latin America, South-East Asia, Middle-East are a hub for opportunities within the agri business especially for products such as coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, rubber, grains – the products grown in these areas.

The Senior Experts in the industry will gather to discuss geopolitical risk and legal framework when operating in emerging markets, as well as economic and supply chain risks. From currency and credit risks, to country risk and physical risk. Expert speakers from the major trading companies will consist of; Olam, Cargill, Ecom Trading, Louis Dreyfus, Export Trading Group – and many others – whom will address those challenges by sharing with the audience their experience and best practices to keep those risks to a minimum.

With plenty of room for networking, two workshops, on-stage discussions around essential topics such as credit risk and physical risk management, and specific case studies to shed some light on key emerging regions, the Summit is set to be a very interactive and informative platform.

To register or for further information on the Risks in Agri Trading: Emerging Markets 2014 Summit, please go to http://www.agritradingrisks.com/.

Alapala – new mill project completed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Çorum, Turkey – Alapala has wrapped up recently on the new mill which is located in Sudan.

El-Hamama Flour Mills, the owners Ahmed Eltigani A. Musa, Mohammed Yousif Musa has contracted Alapala to supply plant machinery and technology for their new 700 ton per 24 hour flour mill. Being one of the largest single mill in the Sudan under this contract the plant to be supplied by Alapala.

Designing of concrete building
Designing the diagram of the milling section, engineering the design of the flour-milling plant, assembly and start-up

The flour mill is completely automated, minimizing the quantity of the staff.

Commenting on the project, Bora Gökdeniz, Alapala’s sales director said: “Our brief was to build not only one of the most modern mill in Sudan but also one of the most flexible.”

The flour-milling plant completely renewed and modernized by Alapala Machine Industry & Trade Inc. with the new generation milling equipment. The plant has now been operating and is able to deliver a continuous supply of top quality flour for the Sudan market.

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Staff from the International Milling Directory were at a recent deal by Alapala and another miller in Sudan to cover the story, press cutting from GFMT magazine attached below.

GFMT covering the deal, at the very time in April 2013

GFMT covering the deal, at the very time in April 2013

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.

2nd Global Milling Conference

In April 2014 The International Milling Directory‘s Roger Gilbert is set for the next Global Milling Conference in Bangalore, India.

This conference is going from strength to strength, and in its second year it will partner with VIV India to offer delegates a fantastic industry exhibition accessible straight after the conference has ended.

Bangalore is of India’s biggest cities in the south of India, and is in fact the third largest by population size in India and is known for the IT and technology sector. It is again the host city for this conference.

India is the right place for the grain industry to converge at: rising wheat and rice production is meaning that India is going towards being an exporting powerhouse. The issues that are arising from such change will be addressed. Below is some details about it and a Provisional Programme. The details and speaker lists are being arrange right now but with less than six months to go, are you going to miss out?

Dates: Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 April 2014
Venue: Vivanta Taj hotel, 41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore – 560 001 Karnataka, Bangalore

Website: http://assocom-india.com/gmc/index.php

Provisional Programme


Session 1:
Opening & Keynote presentation

Session 2: Food & Feed Security “Feeding 9 billion by 2050”

Session 3: Milling Developments 1 “Minimising energy useage in the mill”

Session 4: Milling Developments 2

Session 5: Storage & Transportation “Quality in Quality Out”

Session 6: New Technologies “What’s new in feed and food milling?”

Session 7: Feed & Food Heat Treatments “Maintaining hygienic standards”

Session 8: The way ahead “Adopting quality control programs & regulations”

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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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IAOM MEA 2013 – Announcing South Africa in 2014

The International Millling Directory was honoured to be a part of the media partner coverage at IAOM MEA 2013. The conference’s first two days were covered right here on the blog, and now colleagues from Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine will be reviewing and forming features about the event itself. The IAOM MEA 2013 leadership delegation held last minute meetings during the current IAOM conference in Tunisia. Talking to senior IAOM staff, the change from Rwanda to Cape Town, South Africa was the wish of members. Sheena Astete, said to the International Milling Directory,
“We have listened carefully to our members, and all agreed the best ever exhibition
was in Cape Town in 2010, it has the infrastructure and experience to deal with all our delegates”

IAOM MEA 2013 leadership team photo in Sousse, Tunisia

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.
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Introducing: Lotexim Consortium

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The International Milling Directory  (IMD) is pleased to welcome Lotexim Consortium. This Kiev-based group provides services in the fields of worldwide supply and delivery of cereals and similar commodities.

The International Milling Directory has wanted to break into this region’s grain industry and service providers and this is a great starting point for the local industry to feature in the International Milling Directory. See Lotexim Consortium’s online page here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_5355.html.

 

The company’s free online IMD synopsis describes Lotexim as:-

 

Emerging Lotexim Agro Consortium consolidates a range of productive, foreign trade, logistics and marketing companies and entrepreneurs from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Germany, Turkey, India. Lotexim Consortium supplies cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, oats, buckwheat), pulses, oilseeds; sugar; as well as their processed products origin Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. The main product is soft milling wheat, big industrial volumes available. Lotexim: your reliable Russian grain supplier! Welcome collaboration with Mills, whom we furnish in a best way!

 

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July 2014’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2014/15 –  click here!

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Geelen Counterflow – Dryers and coolers produced from green and clean electricity

International Milling Directory member, Geelen Counterflow is now a major solar-power producer of electricity for production of coolers and dryers.

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.

Bühler milling training

Welcome to Bühler world of training & services.

 

Training Center with its own school mill

In project- and subject-related courses, experienced Bühler experts will teach your personnel the knowledge they need to run your specific plant and equipment. The training courses are held in English, German, French, Italian, or Spanish. Other languages like Russian and Japanese are available upon request. The length of training courses depends on the basic knowledge of the personnel to be trained, the training objectives, and the size of your production facility. In addition to project-related courses, we also offer special intensive courses for customers’ management staff. The course programs are created on the basis of the course participants’ needs and goals. Efficient plant operation is a prerequisite for achieving high extraction rates and optimal end product quality. The Training Center operates its own school mill, a generously equipped workshop including all the important machines, and instruction rooms with modern amenities. The adjacent factory with the research center and laboratories offers perfect support in training.

For more information click here

 

 

Bühler Grain Technology Center

The Bühler Grain Technology Center is the world’s best-equipped and most renowned development and test center in the field of industrial processing of grain and pulses. Its extensive, state-of-the-art range of equipment allows commercial-scale simulations of processes such as storage, unloading, conveying, weighing, feeding, separating, grinding, grading, blending & mixing, pelleting, flaking, bagging,

hydrothermal treatment, and a large number of others. They are available together with the entire extensive know-how of the Buhler technologists for conducting tests and investigations, for example feasibility studies, product development, and performance tests.

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Bakery Innovation Center
As competence center for Flour Service, the Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) offers unique services in grain and flour analytics as well as expertise in flour and baking ingredients. The exceptional infrastructure of the BIC includes state-of-the-art bakery technology equipment as well as in-depth and comprehensive analytical services. How can you achieve an optimal and consistent flour quality? And how can you differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering specialty flours and innovative product concepts? The experts of the Bakery Innovation Center deal in depth with such issues, developing customized and sustainable solutions for the global grain processing food industry. In addition to ta

ilor-made product and process solutions, the BIC also offers training courses. Benefit from the BIC specialists’ flour expertise by continuing your training and optimize your flour quality on the basis of innovative solutions.

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nabim to play their part

The good partner of the International Milling Directory, nabim (National Association of British and Irish Millers) have launched a new flour milling training advertising campaign and are including the new edition, the 22nd edition for 2013/14 of the International Milling Directory.

We are really pleased to be featuring this campaign and nabim playing a full part in the new edition of the International Milling Directory. The new edition will feature a foreward by Alexander Waugh, Secretary General of nabim discussing the merits and appeal for millers of nabim in the feed and flour industries. See nabim in the International Milling Directory here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3095.html


nabim is the representative organisation for the UK flour millers and represents virtually 100% of the industry, which uses around 5 million tonnes of wheat a year to produce 4 million tonnes of flour.

nabim works closely with plant breeders, farmer organisations, agronomists, levy boards, research communities, grain merchants, bakers, government departments and others on a broad range of issues including wheat breeding and agronomy, food safety, training and health and safety, environmental matters, competitiveness and trade matters.