March 23, 2017

Bastak company profile


Bastak was established in 1999 by the current Director, Mr Zeki Demirtasoglu as  Bastak Gida Makine Medikal Paz.Ith.Ihr.San.Tic.Ltd.Sti..
  
The company produces flour additives and quality control apparatus. Their aim is to be the market leader in the sector and to keep up with the latest innovations. The fundamental principle of the company is client satisfaction. For this purpose, no expense is spared in the quest for new technologies.


Bastak takes part in domestic and foreign fairs as both exhibitor and visitor in order to follow the most recent global developments and to introduce its own innovations.


The company expanded its horizons in 2003 by establishing its Foreign Trade Department and began to export. Bastak is aware that the only way to be able to exist in a dynamic global market is to produce consistently high quality products. For this reason, the company gives great importance to work studies and research.



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24/03/2017: Milling milestones - Asia 2016

by Raghavan “Ragha” Sampathkumar

To say 2016 was an eventful year would really be an understatement not just for the Americans but also for the world
 
Raghavan Sampathkumar

Among several key developments, as a food and agribusiness professional, I list the following as my favorites.

Firstly, the humble grain got glorified as the IR8 rice variety celebrated its 50th anniversary. Hailed "the miracle rice", IR8 helped prevent famine-induced deaths in the 1960s and brought millions of Asians out of acute hunger.

Still rice contributes close to four fifths of all calories consumed by over 4 billion Asians.

However, as diets are transforming faster, per capita rice consumption has been declining over the last few decades and consumption of livestock products, fish, fruits and vegetables has grown rapidly.

Then, pulses had their fair share of recognition as the United Nations announced 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP).
 


Their rich nutritional value as “natural superfoods” and their contribution to environmental sustainability aspects are getting due attention globally, more so in the traditionally animal-protein consuming regions.

The third one is a tale of two cities - New Delhi and Beijing.

The two Asian giants were fighting for the notorious top spot of “the most polluted” in the world.

Unlike the latter, New Delhi’s dangerous air pollution was caused by burning of wheat stubbles after harvest in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

Strong voices were raised to press the Government to review India’s overemphasis on cereal-based agricultural and food subsidization policies that made these states "the wheat bowl of India".

Further, FAO in Asia Pacific stressed the need for more action on the Anti-Microbial Resistance issue and called for concerted action by all stakeholders in the food chain.

Meantime in South Korea, two strains of H5 virus (bird flu) struck in December when global meat demand will probably be at its peak.

At 15kg per capita, South Korea is one of the top consumers of chicken meat in Asia.

These will have significant biosecurity & food safety ramifications on domestic production and trade of meat, feed and grains globally.


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24/03/2017: 2016 USGC annual report now available online and in poster format

The US Grains Council's (USGC's) 2016 annual report is now available online and via mail to members, highlighting the organisation's work in developing market share, finding new grain demand and serving long-term buyers of US corn, barley, sorghum, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol

The 2015/2016 marketing year experienced large exports as commodity prices remained low, with 100 MMT of US feed grains exported across the world.

 
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This boom continued into the 2016/2017 marketing year, which started September 1, 2016, with almost 28 MMT of feed grains in some form exported in the first quarter alone.

Working together with members, the Council’s global team continues to hone strategy and find new opportunities to work in a changing market and policy environment in order to benefit US agriculture.

The report reviews these sales with a focus on Council activities in more than 50 grain markets. Highlights from 2016 included the biennial Export Exchange, co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association, which brought together more than 200 international buyers of coarse grains from 35 countries, resulting in sales of 2.6 million metric tons (102.4 million bushels) of coarse grains and co-products valued at $460 million.

The Council also conducted activities essential to building and maintaining trust in the United States as the long-term supplier of high-quality grain for buyers in loyal markets like Taiwan, Japan and South Korea while working to recapture share in markets like Algeria and Malaysia and laying the foundation for sales farther into the future in markets like Cuba and Tanzania.

The printed version of the 2016 annual report is a poster, which members can display in their offices or homes.

To view a larger version of the annual report, click HERE.

The online report, supplemented with videos, infographics and photos produced throughout the year, is available HERE.


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HERE.
 

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24/03/2017: Horti China: Exceeding all expectations high-tech solutions for the whole horticulture supply chain

The horticulture industry is one of the fast growing sectors in China mainly as a result of the growing middle class and the income

There is a need for more knowledge to increase the production and quality and to improve the food safety and grow pollution-free vegetables.

 
www.hortichina.net
VNU Richland intends to introduce the exhibition Horti China in 2017 in Shanghai.

The business scope of the Horti China initiative is to build and maintain platform(s) for face-to-face meetings and knowledge sharing, with digital support, in the industry chain of horticulture in China.

These platforms are mainly exhibitions and conferences which cover:

- The supply chain from the breeders to the b-to-b end-users (retail and institutions).
- All horti related products but mainly fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants.

Horti China will cooperate with iFresh on Horti Fresh sub brand.

Together with these partners they have the opportunity to create the backbone of the Horti China concept.

They will have a unique platform to build a powerful exhibition with conferences and multimedia exposure year-round.

MACFRUT and IFEMA is Horti China international partner.

MACFRUT and IFEMA are the leading exhibition on global horticulture area, their joint venture overseas exhibition brand is Mac Fruit Attraction.

The brand Mac Fruit Attraction China will be the space that gathers the whole international participation in Horti China, meanwhile add to the brand concept "The worldwide fresh produce industry" together with Horti China brand concept “High-tech solutions for the whole horticulture supply chain”.

Horti China will take place at the National Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 22 to 24, 2017. More information can be found at www.hortichina.net


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23/03/2017: BioMar Group to establish feed factory in Australia

During the last years BioMar Group has delivered an increasing volume of feed to the Australian market from factories in Chile and Scotland

Now the company is ready to establish a green field feed factory in Australia with a yearly capacity of 110.000 tons.

The market is evaluated to have a high potential for growth within a broad range of species.
 
 Underlining the expansion strategy of the company, BioMar Group announces yet another growth initiative: The construction of a feed factory in Australia.

BioMar Group is already cooperating with local state government building the required foundation for approval.

The aim is to be able to serve the customers, being locally agile with a solid foundation of global product development and technical experience within species such as salmon, trout and yellow tail king fish.

“In 2016 we opened a factory in Turkey and this year we will be ready with our second factory in China as well as with expanded capacity in Norway. In 2019 we aim to open a feed factory in Australia supported by our established factories, technical experts and global R&D department. We are as a group dedicated to fulfil the growth ambitions in our strategy being an independent premium feed supplier with a high degree of global cooperation”, explains Carlos Diaz CEO, BioMar Group.

Through the presence in the market BioMar Group has obtained a hands-on understanding of the local farming conditions and challenges.

It is the expectation that being locally present with commercial staff, technical expertise and production facilities will lead to an even more competitive advantage in the market.

The ambition is to support the customers by developing high performance products tailored to local farming conditions with a strong profile in regards to sustainability, feed safety and food quality.

“I am confident that our approach of balancing local agility and global excellence will give us a solid position in Australasia. We have already established very successful cooperation with key customers and we are looking forward to working with a broader base of customers developing the aquaculture industry in Australia and New Zealand. The world around us is changing and there is an increasing need for combining sustainability and efficiency. We clearly see that end-consumers are changing buying patterns towards high quality products with a responsible profile. We firmly believe that working closely together with the value chain can prepare the industry to take a lead in the global food sustainability agenda”, states Carlos Diaz.


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March 22, 2017

Bentall Rowlands company profile

  

Bentall Rowlands is a leading UK manufacturer of galvanised steel silos. Their range includes flat bottom silos, hopper bottom silos, square bins and grain conditioning equipment, providing complete storage and processing equipment solutions for both the agricultural and industrial markets in the UK and Worldwide.

Bentall Rowlands was established in the early 19th century. The company can trace its origins back to the industrial and agricultural revolutions that sent waves of influence around the world. From then to the present day Bentall Rowlands has evolved throughout the years to become an innovative and successful company in the manufacture of turnkey storage installations, bulk storage handling and processing equipment for agricultural and industrial markets.

With over 200 years of experience their reputation for providing world class products and service is widely recognised. They are continuously developing their knowledge and product ranges to meet the increasing market demand.

Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited manufactures the right quality of product to produce the efficiency savings required to justify the investment.

Their engineering and technical expertise combined with continued focus on customer satisfaction places them in a strong position to capitalise on the expanding market.

They have the capabilities to design, manufacture, supply and install storage systems from their extensive range of products. These capabilities provide a comprehensive end to end solution which can be designed to your specific requirements.

Due to the increasing demand for water storage, Bentall Rowlands also manufactures a wide range of galvanised steel water tanks for a wide range of agricultural and industrial purposes.

According to their website: “Our intention to remain at the forefront of this business sector has already been established, with key preferred supplier status being achieved with major companies throughout the world.”


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23/03/2017: The British engineering works of Mr Charles Hopkinson at Retford in Nottinghamshire

By Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

The August 3rd 1885 issue of the Miller reports a visit to the Bee Hive Works of Mr Charles Hopkinson, millwright and engineer
 
Mildred Cookson

The workshops covered nearly four acres with a spacious courtyard in the middle.

They were entirely self-sufficient and within their walls their roller mill plants were made and finished, "providing all that was needed for every part of a modern flour mill".

Passing through the main entrance and the cluster of offices one would walk into the courtyard which featured a railway line allowing the pig iron and other raw materials to enter the works, leaving later as highly finished machinery.

This workshop railway siding linked directly with both the Great Northern and Midland, Sheffield and Lincoln lines, allowing railway trucks to be run right into the works.
 
View of the beehive works at Retford

As they passed in and out, all trucks were weighed with their loads on a weigh-bridge, which stood at the very end of the works shown in the engraving.

The pig iron delivered from the trucks was first broken for smelting; the fragments were then hoisted up to a landing at the mouth of a cupola to start their treatment. Beside the cupola stood a receiver, into which the molten metal was drained whilst hot.

Adjacent to the cupola, the foundry was entered by a small side door, giving access to a building of imposing proportions.

Here the manufacturing process for every kind of metal casting that would be required in a modern flourmill could be observed.

In this shop were cast pulleys of every description, the metallic parts of centrifugals, scalpers, bran dusters and rollers of every size. At one end of the foundry was the drying furnace, in which the sand moulds were dried for use after they had been shaped.

To ensure accurate work Mr Hopkinson employed, as far as possible, only cast iron patterns, for both small as well as large castings.

Separate from the foundry was the engine room where a steam engine served the double purpose of supplying power to the blower, which stood by its side and as well as to a sand mill, located on the other side of the wall in the yard.

Next to the engine room, the castings were trimmed, cleaned and stocked the in the fettling shop in preparation for the finishing work in the fitting shop.

The various stores separated smaller castings, such as elevator and other pulleys, the smaller parts of centrifugals and similar machines from other stores containing wrought iron and a shed containing all sizes of shafting neatly packed away.


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