January 16, 2015

16/01/2015: Blumberg grain visits India to address ongoing food security initiatives

Blumberg Grain senior executives are arriving in India this week for meetings on food security needs in the public and private sectors, PR Newswire reports.

The company will also be participating in official business and industry events on January 26th held in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama, and hosted by the US-India Business Council, an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce.


Chairman and CEO, Philip Blumberg, accompanied by senior executives of the US based agribusiness company, will also be evaluating opportunities in India for partnering with Indian companies as well as investing in food processing, manufacturing, and opportunities to establish food security operations in India to reduce post harvest losses, currently estimated at over 50 percent, to under 5 percent utilizing Blumberg Grain's state of the art technology and storage systems.

Blumberg Grain's food security technologies and solutions are increasingly taking hold among emerging agricultural economies. The Company was recently selected to develop Egypt's new grain storage infrastructure, which comprises 93 sites across Egypt, and enables primary processing of 3.7 million metric tonnes of wheat per year across a platform of 3.6 million square feet of storage space.

That project will be one of the world's largest integrated food security systems for grain storage. Blumberg is also providing cold chain storage for produce and perishable storage for the Nigerian government, which is anticipated to ultimately comprise the largest cold chain infrastructure on the continent.

Philip Blumberg Chairman and CEO, commented, "Though we have considered investments in India previously, the determination of the Modi Administration to address food security and improve agriculture, combined with President Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, is very aligned with our objectives. We will be evaluating opportunities to manufacture our food security systems and storage in India for domestic use and for export.  

“We are looking forward to meetings with government officials as well as major Indian companies regarding joint-venture/partnership to enter the India market. At the end of the day, we believe that India provides numerous win-win opportunities for our company, Indian agriculture and the Indian people as a whole."

Read the article HERE.

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