November 29, 2020

Satake company profile

In 1896, the founder of the Satake Corporation, Riichi Satake, invented and began the production of Japan's first power driven rice milling machine. 

In the subsequent one hundred years, a succession of successful developments and a wealth of accumulated research and knowledge have made Satake the world leader in grain processing systems. Satake produces a comprehensive range of individual machines, integrated systems and totally engineered solutions for the processing of rice, wheat and other grains. 

The Company is proud of its tradition of innovation which ensures that Satake machines and systems are always at the forefront of technology. 

Satake has achieved its position as the oldest, largest and most advanced company in its fields through its commitment to offering customers superb equipment, specially developed to meet their needs. This driving principle has led directly to the prosperity of the Company. 

According to their website: "We are most grateful to all our customers for their patronage which has allowed us to become known and respected in Japan and over 140 countries throughout the world."

"Satake is a 'customer company' as well as a 'technically oriented company' putting the principle of customer satisfaction into practice. The support and assistance of our customers are greatly appreciated."

Visit the website HERE.

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November 26, 2020

Pablo A. Fernandez Moriana joins Bühler Singapore

Pablo A. Fernandez Moriana joined Bühler Singapore in September 2020 as the Head of Grain Storage for SEA and Oceania Region, a newly-created position that will lead the Grain Storage business.
Pablo A. Fernandez Moriana
Image credit: Bühler Group

Mr Fernandez will be responsible for driving business activities in the Grain Storage division including: developing business plans and strategically executing cross business units in the SEA and Oceania; and interfacing and coordinating with different entities such as Bühler Belingries (Germany), Bühler Changzhou (China) and Bühler Uzwil (Switzerland).

Mr  Fernandez brings with him more than 10 years of experience in the Silo and Grain Storage industry. After taking a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Administration, he also obtained a Global Executive MBA from EAE Business School in 2019.

For seven years, he developed grain storage businesses in the SEA with his former company and in the last three years as a Global Sales Director. His vast experience in the field of Silo and Grain industry combined with his strong technical and business knowledge will help Buhler to further develop its Grain Storage division, which has been identified as one of the key business pillars of the Global Strategy.

Visit the Bühler Group website, HERE.

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November 24, 2020

Lallemand Animal Nutrition adds to their global monogastric team

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has welcomed four new colleagues to support its poultry and swine teams globally.

Corinne Morvan, Aviguard product manager and poultry technical deployer
Ms Morvan will further support the business growth of this unique exclusion solution for poultry as well as support other microbial poultry solutions at Lallemand Animal Nutrition. Morvan brings more than 20 years of experience in poultry nutrition and breeding (management, biosecurity, and welfare). After different experiences with poultry premix and feed producers in France, Ms Morvan joined Aviagen Turkey as a poultry nutritionist for EMEA.

Cindy Jacobs, swine technical deployer

Ms Jacobs will be responsible for swine technical support in the Benelux Union, Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe and Russia. Ms Jacobs’ has more than 20 years of experience as a swine nutritionist in relevant companies. With her passion and customer focus, Ms Jacobs will help Lallemand Animal Nutrition reinforces their presence in the swine business in those territories.

Camille Leballeur, swine technical deployer

After a successful training period with Lallemand in 2019, Ms Leballeur graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture d’Angers (ESA) in France and completed an internship at Danone Research. Among other tasks, Ms Leballeur will manage field trials in different European locations and will help in the development of swine liquid feed applications for probiotic inoculants.

Isalie Bénéditti, marketing coordinator for swine and poultry solutions

Ms Bénéditti will help coordinate global swine and poultry marketing projects and support local marketing and sales teams. Ms Bénéditti brings expertise on topics such as building brand image and launching digital communication strategies. She has worked in both Europe and Australia and brings her global marketing experience to Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

 Visit the Lallemand Animal Nutrition website, HERE.

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Evonik is expanding its customer service offering for its animal nutrition customers with a new digital portal called myAMINO.

Through the new e-business portal, Evonik has brought together its digital customer activities and services and added two web stores.
Image credit: Evonik

myAMINO will become the first digital point of contact for customers, making interacting with Evonik as convenient and as efficient as possible.

The launch of the myAMINO e-business portal marks an important milestone in Evonik's digitalisation strategy to strengthen its animal nutrition business which is part of Evonik's life science division nutrition and care.

Offering a digital customer experience, Evonik is taking the next logical step in the implementation of its system house strategy for sustainable animal nutrition - an innovation growth field in nutrition and care.

'Fostering e-business is one of our main strategic goals,' says Dr Dirk Hoehler, head of sales and e-business in the animal nutrition business line. 'We want to make it as convenient as possible for our customers to contact us, find relevant information and process their orders'.

myAMINO offers customer access to products, services, information, training, contacts, partners and order management for animal nutrition.

Customers can register on the portal to become activated users. Then they can log in at any time and browse, order, call up analysis data, or track delivery data.

The online shopping on myAMINO allows customers to search Evonik's core portfolio, for products like MetAMINO® by various categories, for example by type of packaging or animal species. They can obtain an overview of the range of products and services geared to their individual needs and place orders around the clock.

A second webshop makes it possible to order complementary products and services, such as laboratory equipment for amino acid analysis, online. The registration process in this webshop is straightforward and payment is possible via PayPal or credit card.

Visit the Evonik website, HERE.

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November 19, 2020

Bühler company profile

There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate.

Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company. 

This is simply something that Bühler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead. 

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing highgrade materials. 

The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminum die casting systems. 

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace. 

Over the decades, Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner, thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence. Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF 1907 million in fiscal 2010. 

Visit the website HERE.

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Entering a new milling era with Bühler’s Arrius

On November 16th 2020, Bühler announced a game-changing shift in grinding technology in a move that is set to drive product quality, consistency, and profits in the milling industry.

Bühler is heralding a new age in milling technology with the launch of Arrius, a fully integrated grinding technology for milling wheat, durum, rye, barley, corn, and spelt.

Arrius has an integrated drive and gearbox,
resulting in energy cost savings of up to 10 percent
Image credit: Bühler Group

The launch follows a fundamental rethink of the traditional grinding methods that lie at the heart of the milling process. By redesigning each technology component, Bühler has produced an integrated and self-adjusting grinding system that is a radical step change in how millers are able to control the quality and consistency of their product. Other benefits include cutting energy costs, increasing staff safety, speedy installation, remote digital control, improved food safety, and reducing the initial outlay needed for plant investment.

Addressing the milling industry's challenges
These advancements come as the milling industry faces a number of commercial challenges with clients demanding ever-increasing consistency and higher product quality. In a highly price-sensitive and competitive market even the smallest deviation in production parameters goes straight to a miller's bottom line. This is happening as food safety regulations tighten and millers report difficulty finding properly qualified and skilled staff.

Addressing these challenges will require ever-greater automation. Arrius is set to play a key role as the milling industry evolves towards autonomous mills capable of self-adjusting to optimise production parameters.

Arrius automatically adjusts to raw materials
At the heart of the Arrius step change lie the sensors in the feeding module and the roller pack enabling greater control of the product flow and grinding process. It means Arrius is able to automatically adjust to the characteristics of the raw material. Double-sided sensors in the robust new roller pack allow millers, for the first time, to continuously measure the grinding force of the rollers. This unique feature allows the miller to control the grinding process closely and thus optimise product characteristics for their specific market.

Up to 10 percent starch damage increase, up to 10 percent less energy costs
Besides the particle size distribution, starch damage is a parameter that can be influenced as precisely as never before. With Arrius it is possible to better control the grinding process of the product and increase starch damage by up to 10 percent if required.

Energy is a significant cost driver for millers, so Arrius has also been designed with an integrated drive and gearbox, resulting in energy cost savings of up to 10 percent.

Remote control and new benchmark in operational safety
Arrius's new ease-of-use features includes a remote app that can be loaded on smartphones or tablets from which an operator can control all grinding parameters from anywhere within the mill's network.

New food safety features include a feeding module designed for total product discharge. A streamlined design and increased aspiration in the grinding chamber also cut product deposits. The hygienic levelling feet that support the machinery are designed to improve food safety by enabling total under-machine cleaning. An electronically lockable cover and hand guard protection provides a new benchmark in operational safety to protect staff.

Discover how Bühler collaborated with Friessinger Mühle to develop Arrius:


Lower building costs, installation time cut to one-third
Thanks to the integrated drive and switch cabinet Arrius can be flexibly positioned in the mill and quickly installed. Arrius can reduce the cost of building investment as it makes a complete floor obsolete. Thanks to the integration of components and reducing the number of power and data cables from around 10 to only three, Arrius can be installed in a third of the time.

Stefan Birrer, Head of Business Area Milling Solutions at Bühler, said, 'We have been building mills for decades and we realised that if we wanted to keep running them in the same way, then we had maxed out on most of the existing concepts. Fully leveraging the potential of digital technologies, while also transferring methods from other industries demanded a complete restart. It meant we had to embark on green field engineering. High-precision autonomous milling is not a luxury, it will become key to remaining successful in a tough market environment for millers.'

Views from the first customers
Commenting on the new technology, Dan Dye, CEO of Denver-based Ardent Mills, who has been working as a development partner with Bühler on the project, said, 'Arrius is a perfect fit and our people are excited about it. Arrius will enable us to deliver the best flour quality to our customers through precision milling. With Arrius, Bühler is setting a new industry standard for high-end flour milling applications.'

A second development partner, Mike Peters, Managing Director of the UK-based flour milling company Whitworth Brothers, said, 'We have a strong passion and drive for food safety, reliability, quality, and consistency. And following the development work we have done with Bühler and the tests we have run in our plants, we are very satisfied that it can deliver on these attributes.'

Franz Rhomberg, Managing Director of Vorarlberger Mühlen in Austria, has also given the new technology a massive thumbs up. 'We can only be successful when we are more innovative than our competition. That's why we have decided to completely renovate our 200-ton swing-mill with Arrius,' said Mr Rhomberg.

Ardent Mills and Whitworth Brothers have chosen to install Arrius in their new plants after a trial period, while Vorarlberger Mühlen has been operating the system in commercial operation for over two years already.

Arrius will be launched on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020, with webcasts starting at 8 a.m. CET (Central European Time) and 3 p.m. CET. Customers and visitors may register via the Bühler website, HERE.

Learn more about Bühler's technologies for the milling industry, HERE.


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