November 17, 2019

Balaguer Rolls company profile



Founded in 1916, Balaguer Rolls is a family business specialising in the casting and machining of centrifugal rolls for milling and a range of other industries, including compound feed, soybeans, coffee, chocolate, paint, salt, biscuits, chemicals and more. 

Throughout the company's history, Balaguer has earned the trust of many of the largest food machinery manufacturers worldwide:  Balaguer rolls have been incorporated into roller mills around the globe. 
Balaguer also supplies rolls to end-users - flourmills, edible oil factories and such like - in no fewer than 120 countries.

Visit the website
 HERE.
 

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November 14, 2019

The Rex Wailes collection arrives at the Archive

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

July 23rd, 2019 was a momentous day for the Mills Archive. After long negotiations, the Science Museum released the Rex Wailes Collection, which had been held in their offsite store for more than 30 years, never to see the light of day. It is now in our care and thanks to support from Perendale Publishers, the collection is housed in the “Milling & Grain Room” at our quarters.

There was great excitement as the collection arrived, although Nathanael, our Archivist, now has his work cut out to go through and list more than 40 boxes of photos, glass plates, correspondence, diary entries plus many large technical drawings. Rex passed away in 1986, having amassed a wealth of material that captures how milling evolved during the early 20th century. Personally, having met Rex and talked about the mills on Anglesey, I was quite moved to see his life’s work arrive.
 

His biography is on our web site, written by Nathanael, and here is the quote from Rex on how he started his life-time passion and work with windmills. 

“One day, while I was photographing the big six-sailed tower mill at Coleby Heath, now demolished on account of the nearby aerodrome, the miller asked me if I would like to have a look inside.

“He showed me over from bottom to top and we finally ended up just under the fantail, looking out over a stretch of country that is said to have been settled by the ex-service men of Roman times. Here in the mechanism of the mill was part of the history of mechanical engineering in the solid; just the thing to whet the appetite of a budding engineer with a taste for the historical side of the profession. Since that day I have tried to look inside every mill I have come across, both at home and abroad.”

Receiving the collection is just the beginning of the work; every item has to be looked at and listed, along with special treatment for the many glass plates and damaged drawings. Conservation is just part of the work needed before we can make the collection available for people to come and see.

Rex travelled the world looking at mills and writing them up, so it makes it a very international archive as you will see from the continuing story.

I look forward to writing about this collection in future articles, and providing you with a fascinating glimpse into this mill stalwart’s work. Rex himself aptly wrote articles for ‘Milling – the predecessor of this current magazine - which I will be writing about in these articles.


Read more HERE.
 

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AFIA pleased with China’s decision to resume US poultry imports

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased with China's decision to resume imports of US poultry and poultry products. China is a valuable market for the US animal food industry for exports of feed, feed ingredients and value-added products such as meat and poultry. With China resuming imports of poultry and poultry ingredients, we will see more feed and feed ingredients used by the US poultry industry.
 
Image credit: Future Atlas
'Reopening this market for poultry products is also an important first step in expanding the Chinese market for US pet food,' said Constance Cullman, AFIA's president and CEO. 'This ban was first put in place in 2015 when pet food was already subject to a Chinese restriction on ruminant ingredients. This left few options in the way of animal-origin ingredients in pet food destined for China. As a result, exports of US pet food to China dropped from an already meager $8.3 million to $1.4 million within the first year.'

Although AFIA is encouraged by this news, the industry is eager for further progress on remaining barriers that plague US animal food manufacturers from accessing this important market.

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Tapco company profile



Tapco was conceived in the early 1970s by Paul D Taylor, President and Ted W Beaty, Retired, to fill a void in the elevator bucket industry. At that time, there was only one manufacturer of non-metallic buckets in the USA all the other buckets were made from fabricated steel. With the inherent problems of steel buckets and the limited range of the existing polyethylene brand, the time was right for Tapco.

The company has been in its own 92,500 square foot facility for over 25 years. This has allowed them to utilise injection moulding ‘in house’ for better control and cost effectiveness. Tapco has nine injection moulding machines ranging from a small 150 tonne to a very large 1000 tonne press. Allowing them to make an entire range of buckets in the most expedient and quality controlled manner.

According to their website, “Tapco stocks the largest inventory of elevator buckets and bolts in the world, some 900,000 buckets and 14 million bolts. We also have the largest inventory of abrasion resistant sheeting, drag flights and hanger bearings in North America”.

“We have the products that you need, when you need them, and at a competitive price! Our shipping department is geared to handle the most urgent of emergencies. We welcome your rush orders. We at Tapco feel the future is unlimited. We have plans for new and different products relating to bulk material handling”.

Tapco’s exporting is growing every day. Having now exported to more than fifty different countries around the world. Stocking distributors are located strategically in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. This segment of the market is keyed for further growth.

“Tapco is continuously researching new technologies to better serve our customers”.
Product research has been a priority for many years. Innovations in the company’s state-of-the-art processing enables Tapco to meet the customized needs of its diverse customers. Tapco uses the highest quality material for their buckets; 100 percent prime virgin high-density linear polyethylene, impact modified nylon and thermoplastic urethane.

“Our mission at Tapco is to provide the highest value products and service at the best price”.

The company's focus is on building and maintaining "Solid and Reputable" relationships with its customers. With high quality staff, they are able to serve your needs promptly.

“We appreciate and are proud of you, our customer. We look forward to serving you for many more years, and welcome any suggestions on how we can work more closely in the future”.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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Ardent Mills leadership team aligns with long-term vision

Ardent Mills, a premier flour-milling and Ingredient Company, recently named industry veteran Troy Anderson as Vice President of Operations. Mr Anderson had served as Senior Director of Operations since 2014. Previously, he was with Cargill in a variety of roles since 1992. Mr Anderson has taken over for Brad Allen, who retired as VP of Operations in May 2019.

 
Troy AndersonImage credit: Ardent Mills
'We are making significant changes to our leadership team in order to position Ardent Mills to deliver on our strategic growth plan," said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills.  "Brad was instrumental in building a solid operations team. With his retirement, we wanted to bring in a new leader that understood our past, and also understands our long-term vision.  Troy is that person. He is a significant driver in aligning our critical operations structure with the rest of the organisation."

Mr Anderson is committed to cantering operations on the people-focused pillar of Ardent Mills. He is changing the structure of operations to intentionally align similar mills (in size and configuration) to share best practices and team up for customer success.

"The honour of delivering a nutritious food ingredient that feeds millions of people every day makes for an extremely rewarding career," said Mr Anderson. "I am filled with excitement about this new chapter at Ardent Mills and look forward to actively leading our Operations Team in living out our vision and mission in serving our customers, communities, supplier partners and Ardent Mills team members."

Additionally, to align with the people-first vision, Mark Kruger has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources & Employment Law, working closely with Anderson in strategic decisions based on the best interests of team members and the business.

Mr Anderson received his Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management Operations from Kansas State University. Mr Kruger holds a BA degree in Financial Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College and a JD degree from the University of Minnesota.

For more information visit the Ardent Mills website, HERE.
 

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PLP Liquid Systems join the Build my Feed Mill Conference



Liquid and powder dosing systems professionals, PLP Liquid Systems, have just confirmed their involvement in the Build my Feed Mill Conference at VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia.

The Build My Feed Mill Seminar will once again take place during VICTAM Asia and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia on March 25th 2020, 13:30-15:50. They will present on the category of 'Dosing'.
During the Build my Feed Mill Conference, 10-12 companies are given the chance to present 10-minute presentations about how their solutions assist feed mills in their everyday processes and practices.
Taking attendees through every process within a feed mill, Build my Feed Mill enables attendees to discover the latest innovations that help make your feed mill truly innovative, efficient and profitable. The following topics are available for cpmpanies to present on:

Participation in Build my Feed Mill is completely free of charge- apply now whilst spaces are still available!

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November 13, 2019

Hamlet Protein increasing focus on US market

Hamlet Protein a multinational producer of soy protein specialties for young animals, aims for continuous growth in US. The company has made significant investments in production capacity in its Findlay (Ohio) facilities in recent years and is now ready to increase its market share in US and Canada. To help drive that growth, Hamlet Protein announced the hiring of experienced Grady Fain as Vice President Sales & Marketing for the NCA region.

Grady Fain (BSc Biological & Agricultural Engineering) has a long track record in the animal feed industry. He started his career in the Wayne Feed Division of Continental Grain Company, then joined Feed Flavors Inc., which eventually became Nutriad Inc., and most recently transitioned to Adisseo.
 
Grady Fain recently appointed as Vice President Sales & Marketing for the NCA region
Image credit: Hamlet Protein

Mr Fain gave the following statement, 'Over the course of my career I have always focused on working with companies that bring true value to customers. Hamlet Protein has a high quality product portfolio with a proven track record in markets across the world. I am particularly excited about the value proposition into young animals and the approach into AGP free diets.'

The US continues to be the second largest feed producer in the world, behind China. Hamlet Protein opened its local production in 2012, in Findlay, Ohio, and recently completed a major investment to increase capacity under patented technology.

Hamlet Protein CEO Erik Visser commented, 'The US animal feed market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4 percent from US$ 75 Billion in 2018 to US$ 85 Billion in 2024. Not only will the total feed volume grow, but the need to produce more efficiently will take centre stage. Also consumers will drive the reduction of antibiotics in feed, which is where Hamlet Protein can play a role. We are optimistic about our potential in the North American market, considering our track record in other markets around the world.'

Hamlet Protein produces soy-based protein ingredients for young piglet, poultry and cattle feed at two production plants in Denmark and the US.  Hamlet Protein services customers around the world through a network of own sales offices and distributors.

For more information visit the Hamlet Protein website, HERE.
 

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Dr Eckel celebrates 25th anniversary with customers and partners

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Dr Eckel Animal Nutrition, industry pioneer and expert in innovative feed additives, hosted customers, partners, specialists, experts and scientists at this year's International Ecknowlogy® Conference from 4-5th November.

More than 70 international participants from the science, agriculture, feed and food production sectors attended the 'Your future with Dr Eckel: Profitable, sustainable, animal welfare' trade conference at the Dorint Parkhotel Bad Neuenahr.
 

Image credit: Dr Eckel
They concluded that modern animal nutrition must find a balance between animal welfare and profitability in order to be applicable to the future. The significance of the occasion did not take second place to the technical lectures, discussions and networking: a convivial dinner was followed by a tantalising evening programme.

No less than the future of the industry featured in this year's trade conference. Sustainable, profitable and animal-welfare oriented: these are the guiding principles for tomorrow's food production. But which is the path that will lead to success? What are the challenges that need to be overcome? And how can growers, producers, processors and retailers be economically viable while fulfilling all the requirements for animal welfare, the climate, the environment and resources? Speakers and participants addressed these major issues in talks and panel discussions.

Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Chair of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology at Utrecht University, made the role of nutrition in animal health and welfare particularly clear in her talk, stating that, besides contributing significantly to stable health, proper nutrition is also a key factor for better performance, lower medical costs and consequently better returns. Dutch company New Generation Nutrition is also all about nutrition. In her talk, CEO Marian Peters clearly demonstrated how important insects could be to nutrition, both animal and human, in the future.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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Consumption and milling trends for ancient grains

by Peter Marriott, Area Sales Manager, Henry Simon

Ancient grains have been feeding the public since the beginning of civilisation. However, they were largely ignored by Western countries, where selectively-refined grains provide an economic advantage.


That’s changing nowadays; grains like quinoa, amaranth, farro, and spelt are growing in popularity with today’s consumers because of their perceived health benefits, according to a new report from The NPD Research Group.
 

In an interview with Cali Amos, of Health Focus International, reports that half of consumers are interested in ancient grains, and “nearly 40 percent saying they use ancient grains at least once a week.”

Furthermore, “of those consumers interested, more than 20 percent are willing to pay a premium for products including ancient grains.”  In the last decade, there has been a renewed interest in the ancient wheat varieties for producing high-value food products with enhanced health benefits.

Bread and breakfast cereals were the first foods into which ancient grains were incorporated and followed by pasta and noodles. The increasing demand for healthy and convenient foods to be consumed on-the-go, resulted in snack bars, sweet biscuits and savory snacks capitalising on these trends.

There is no official definition for ancient grains. Whole Grains Council generally define ancient grains loosely as ‘grains that are largely unchanged over the last several hundred years’.  This means that modern wheat (constantly bred and changed) is not an ancient grain, while einkorn, emmer/farro, Kamut and spelt would be considered ancient grains in the wheat family.

Heirloom varieties of other common grains such as black barley, red and black rice, blue corn might also be considered ancient grains.  Other grains largely ignored until recently by Western palates (such as sorghum, teff, millet, quinoa, amaranth) would also be widely considered to be ancient grains.  Sometimes less common grains, like buckwheat, or wild rice, are also included in the list.


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Maxi-Lift company profile


For more than 35 years, Maxi-Lift, Inc. has built superior elevator buckets by exceeding customer expectations. 

The Maxi-Lift name means unmatched service, customised solutions, engineered quality, and fast delivery. 

Their elevator buckets are in operation around the world, moving everything from aggregate to zinc, because they put the customer first.

According to Maxi-Lift, "We have a management team dedicated to serving our customers with quality products and fast delivery."


"From friendly customer service to technical support, our staff is here to serve you. Take a few minutes to meet some of our experienced and friendly staff".

Visit the website HERE
 

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November 12, 2019

Fi Europe & Ni, three days of 'Source, learn, connect'

In a couple of weeks Fi Europe & Ni will open its doors in Paris for the 33rd time. In addition to the innovations of approximately 1,700 exhibitors, a free to attend lecture programme will offer targeted information on new ingredients, technologies, challenges and trends in the industry. A special discounted price applies for registrations before 25th November.

This year's edition of Fi Europe & Ni takes place from 3-5th December 2019 and once again promises to unite the world of ingredients across more than 80,000 sqm: Organiser Fi Global expects over 27,000 visitors in halls 6 and 7 of the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord, Villepinte. As always, this year's exhibition concept will enable trade visitors to quickly find relevant business partners, network and further their industry knowledge.
 


Source, the right ingredient for every requirement
Sixteen country pavilions from Belgium to the USA, as well as numerous themed pavilions such as "Natural Ingredients", "Expo FoodTec", "Free From", "Organic" and "New Exhibitors", are the ideal starting point for finding the right contacts and exhibitors in the appropriate area. A new feature this year is the Startup Lounge, where all shortlisted companies in the Startup Innovation Challenge will present their ground-breaking ideas and products to potential new partners and clients.

Learn, comprehensive free-to-attend education opportunities
At the Industry Insights Theatre on Tuesday, December 3rd, a free Regulatory Spotlight will highlight new legislation and changes in food safety. On Wednesday, 4th December, the Organic Spotlight experts will provide information on the current market situation for organic products, regulatory requirements, marketing strategies and consumer trends. In the Supplier Solutions Theatre, which is also free to access, companies from all categories will present their solutions every half-hour – from plant prebiotics for the microbiome to ingredients for product concepts promoting healthy ageing. The Expo FoodTec Hub, meanwhile, is dedicated to new technologies in food processing, traceability and safety.

Connect, network and inform yourself
With the Women's Networking Breakfast on December 4th and the Food Evolution Breakfast on December 5th, Fi Global has established two events that combine panel discussions with networking. Both events require advance registration. In addition, the daily Innovation Tours will enable visitors to get to know the central exhibitors focusing on the important industry trends - for example, Clean Label, "Healthy and Functional Innovations", "Innovations in Beverages" or "Plant-based Innovations" and all in under an hour.

Fi Europe & Ni Brand Director Julien Bonvallet says, "In the 33 years since its inception, Fi Europe & Ni has become the global hub of the ingredients industry, a place where tomorrow's trends and ideas are born. Not only have representatives from the food and beverage industry long been at home at our trade show, but also manufacturers of food supplements and functional products. The fact that it will take place annually from next year and be co-located with Hi Europe is a response to the growing health and nutrition trend and shorter innovation cycles within the food and beverage industry.'

For tickets and more information visit the FI Europe website, HERE.
 

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Evonik declares force majeure for its methionine production in Antwerp, Belgium

Following an issue with hydrocyanic acid (HCN) supply for methionine production, Evonik has temporarily shut down its methionine manufacturing plants in Antwerp, Belgium.



Dr Emmanuel Auer, Head of Animal Nutrition Business Line at Evonik explained, 'Unfortunately we have suffered an outage of HCN supply for our methionine production. The supply failure impacts both of our methionine plants in Antwerp. We have decided to send a Force Majeure notification to our customers and suppliers with immediate effect, in accordance with our contracts.'

Evonik is investigating repair scenarios and is expecting to have a solution very soon. Meanwhile Evonik is trying to meet customer demand with stock materials and does not expect any impact on earnings. The technical teams are working hard to solve the problem and customers will be kept informed as the situation develops.

For more information visit the Evonik website, HERE.
 

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Wenger revolutionises twin screw extrusion

by Adrian Martinez-Kawas, PhD, Wenger Manufacturing

Traditional twin-screw extrusion design has served its purpose as the pet food and aqua feed industries developed. Yet both industries now stand at a tipping point where new trends are pushing the traditional systems beyond their limit. Flexibility is key and what the new generation Wenger twin screw extrusion systems are built on.


The Thermal Twin® extrusion system is tailored for pet food manufacturers, so they can develop a wider range of products using an extensive choice of ingredients while preserving ingredient and product identity.
 


The Aquaflex® extrusion system is tailored for aquatic feed manufacturers to maximise their investment by giving them the capability to manufacture a wide range of products such as floating, sinking, shrimp, and micro feeds in different product sizes while utilising a broad ingredient selection.

This flexibility is possible given these systems are engineered with a specialised screw profile design to deliver higher volumetric capacity and the capability to operate using a wide range of thermal and mechanical energy cooking conditions.

Thermal and mechanical energy are the main energy sources utilised in the extrusion process. A review of current extrusion processes in the industry indicates the ratio of consumed thermal to mechanical energy ranges from 1:1 to 2:1.

This ratio determines utility costs as well as maintenance costs, specifically the costs to replace worn rotating elements. A recent study compared energy input and operating cost for three extrusion system (See Table 1). It was observed that even though the total energy input (thermal + mechanical) was higher for a thermal twin screw extrusion system, it was less expensive to operate over time compared to a standard single screw and twin-screw extrusion system.

An extrusion system with the ability to vary this energy utilisation ratio and shift to the most favourable energy sources from a cost standpoint, brings increased flexibility to the cost of operating the system. Wenger extruders are engineered to operate in thermal to mechanical energy ratios from 1:1 to as much as 14:1.


Read more HERE.
 

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AGI company profile





Supplying the World’s Food Infrastructure

Feeding the world requires a global network of infrastructure and technology to store, blend, mix, convey, condition, process, and protect hundreds of millions of tons of agriculture inputs and crops flowing around the world daily. AGI products, equipment, and technology facilitate this global movement, from growing crops and moving them to market, to processing crops into feed for animals and food for people.

5 Platforms, 6 Continents, 7 Components
As a global leader in the planning, engineering and manufacturing of full solutions and systems, AGI operate across five platforms, seed, fertiliser, grain, feed, and food, and partner with customers on six continents to leverage the agi advantage and engineer unique, market-specific systems.

These systems are delivered for farm and commercial applications and include storage, handling, structural, processing, and controls all based on and brought together by engineering and project management.

AGI Products and Solutions
Over 35 AGI brands are among the most recognised equipment manufacturers in the global agriculture industry. AGI engineers and project managers deliver custom-designed farm and commercial systems for storage and conditioning, handling, structures, processing, and controls applications.


Visit the AGI website, HERE.
 

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Cereals 2020 event Cambridgeshire site complete

The Cereals Event will be held on 10-11th June 2020 at Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK. In addition to the 5ha of crop plots showcased at Cereals 2020, the Cereals team is please to introduce Choice Cereals.

Choice Cereals will consist of plots of most of the approved and candidate winter wheat and barley varieties. Choice Cereals will allow farmers to see leading varieties growing side by side in order to best compare and contrast in a hands on environment. Choice Cereals informational tours and specification sheets will be provided to visitors.    
 
Image credit: Cereals 2020

There will be also be extensive demonstrations by NIAB at their stand, which at 128 plots has more to see than ever before. As well as having all the key market leading and candidate cereal and oilseed rape varieties, NIAB will feature a large agronomy area comparing varying fungicide inputs, including new fungicides to be launched in 2020.

Grass weed control will also be under the spotlight, as will different rotation and cultivation systems. There is also a disease identification plot, legume demo and the popular Soil Pit, which will allow visitors to compare the rooting of several different varieties and species.

'Having crop plots at Cereals enables us to show off our expertise and the science that we do, and the merit that our research has to farmers,' says Mrs Lloyd. 'We really value that opportunity it's what NIAB is all about.'

For more information visit the Cereals 2020 website, HERE
 

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November 11, 2019

Equipment Manufacturers Conference 2019 focuses on operating today for the future

More than 70 industry professionals gathered in Marco Island, Fla, USA last week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association's 20th annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year's conference focused on sound operating today to ensure a bright future.

The conference discussed issues affecting the future of operating and the industry, including the fixed ladder requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's walking-working surfaces standard, international feed machinery standards, adopting best legal practices for human resources and 'breaking boundaries for operating excellence.'
 
Constance Cullman, AFIA's president and CEO, speaking to EMC attendees.
Image credit: AFIA




'What we do today can greatly affect the future of our industry,' said Gary Huddleston, AFIA's director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. 'By being proactive in participating in these issues that affect our industry, we ensure the future of the equipment manufacturing industry.'

Thirty-one conference attendees also took part in the annual four-person scramble golf tournament, which raised more than $3,800 to support the EMC scholarship fund. Administered by the Institute for Feed Education and Research, this fund raises money for college students pursuing careers in the feed or grain sciences industries. AFIA recognised the first-place winners of this year's tournament: Paul Phillips of Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.; Mike Gauss of Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.; Joel G. Newman of AFIA; and Gary Huddleston of AFIA.
 

The first-place winners of this year's golf tournament, from left: Paul Phillips of Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.; Mike Gauss of Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.; Joel G. Newman of AFIA; and Gary Huddleston of AFIA. Photo courtesy of Arlette Sambs.
Image credit: AFIA

Conference attendees also heard from industry leaders on some of the current policy issues, including updates on what's happening on Capitol Hill and international trade.

The 2020 EMC will take place Nov. 4-6, 2020, in New Orleans, La, USA.

For more information visit the AFIA website, HERE.

 

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Irish mills and Irish millers

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive

An article in The Miller in February 1903 was written to celebrate the setting up of the Irish Association of Millers. It pointed out that the millers had a good reputation for proficiency and commercial enterprise in their craft, and underlined "their plucky efforts and the fine fight" they made to compete with the large mills on their island and the great imports of American flour.

In the city of Cork, St John’s Roller Flour Mills, belonging to Messrs George Shaw and Son, were well known. ER & F Turner had fitted out the mill with an excellent five-sack plant. The installation, which was described as being on the most modern lines, was working very satisfactorily.

The milling arrangements in Ireland were not the same as England, with the arrangement of spouts, machines and flow of material requiring a great deal of business acumen to ensure the absolute perfection seen at the model plant of Messrs. George Shaw and Sons.
 


These problems did not deter Turners' engineers who "had entered into the work with their customary energy and nerve". The highly commendable results were demonstrated by Mr Pertwee, from the staff of Turners, who had managed the installation and showed the visitors round the mill.

Mr Brown, the managing partner, in charge of ensuring the mill’s prosperity, was a fine first-class practical miller. He was very willing to exchange views and give the benefit of his observations on flour mills and flour milling science.

The mill itself had the customary array of elevator bottoms on the ground floor. The spouts connecting these with the roll hoppers were built very symmetrically, the room being around 14 or 15 feet high. This loftiness was always a good starting point for milling engineers, as it cleared the way for building a plant on economical lines.

In the whole mill there were only three short worms for by-products, the rest falling into their appointed hoppers and elevators by gravity. Around the elevators and shafting on this bottom floor there was plenty of walking space, which was another good point.

Mounting the first flight of stairs led to the roller floor, where one was faced with a fine array of Turner rolls. The visitors were surprised at the stated capacity of five sacks an hour and were reassured that this was indeed the case. It was found that they employed more break roll surface than had ever been seen before either in England or elsewhere.

The number of inches allotted to the first break was a revelation. On closer inspection of the whole, each of the rollers had its own particular surface area which, when run conjointly with the others, resulted in a much superior performance to the generally accepted practice at the time. Detailed personal examination verified the innovation and the visitors had no doubt that this would ultimately stand as an additional principle in the technique of flour milling.


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Milleral company profile

  


IMAS was established in 1989 as one of the daughter companies of İttifak Holding, which is one of the most dynamic groups of Turkey which operates in 20 sectors with more than 100 facilities.


IMAS, using MILLERAL TM for turnkey flour milling systems, performs manufacturing, marketing and service after sales processes in international norms with its professional and experienced staff.

IMAS has strengthened its corporate structure with positive values day by day. With its strong capital, problem-solving professional staff, nearly 20-year corporate memory and its specific projects about the future of the sector; IMAS manufactures not only machines but also technology, quality, confidence and comfort for its customers.

IMAS quality in milling diagrams, projecting, manufacturing and montage, - turnkey systems in general- also demonstrates itself with the quality awards its customers receive. IMAS has the knowledge, experience and responsibility for new technologies, manufacturing pace and standardisation, minimising manufacturing costs, meeting immediate support necessities and corporate continuity.

High interest of İMAS to the good and new has been the base for the R&D department, which is furnished with intellectual staff and high technology. CE, TSEK and ISO 9001:2000 certificates have been awarded to İMAS products, which have passed through sensitive tests of R&D to the manufacturing line.

With its competitiveness conforming to international business ethics, İMAS has exported his machines to many countries in a wide range of geographical region.

IMAS, one of the powerful representatives of manufacturing and marketing its own technology of İttifak Holding, has added new-design millennium roller mills to its line with his patent.

“Automatic Grain Moisture System” and “Air Stabilisation System” made by IMAS have been the “firsts” in Turkey.

IMAS is aware that an effective human resources management is needed to manage manufacturing and marketing activities globally. This awareness has gained team-mates to IMAS that are happy to be a member of this team.

All human beings and natural environment are as important as corporate shareholders for İMAS. With this approach, İMAS takes care of the environment for the processes of the flour mills that establishes, in addition to the consideration of nature in his own manufacturing process.

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November 10, 2019

Perstorp appoints new Regional Sales Manager Animal Nutrition for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia

Leading Swedish feed additive company Perstorp has expanded its Animal Nutrition Business by appointing Antony Wildon as a Regional Sales Manager UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Vice President of the EMEA team, Mauricio Varvella said, 'To face today's challenges you need to have a deep understanding of both feed milling and customer's needs. Possessing both of these qualities, Wildon is a great asset to our team.'
 
Antony Wildon
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'The fast growing global demand for protein, industrialisation of farming, and the drive for more sustainable solutions are all putting pressure on the food chain. Since feed plays a vital role in meeting these challenges, new solutions in the acid market are more important than ever', explains Mauricio Varvella, Vice President of the Perstorp EMEA team.

Building the team
Appointed in March, 2019 himself, Varvella has been carefully building his team to meet the needs of the markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Wildon is a great asset to the team, Varvella explains, 'Antony combines a wealth of experience in Animal Nutrition sales and business management with a very robust technical knowledge in animal nutrition exactly what we need to present our next generation organic acid solutions for amongst others gut health, feed hygiene and mold inhibition to the market.'

Lifeline in agrifood
Wildon will be serving Animal Nutrition customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia from his home office in Manchester. Like most Perstorp employees, the Regional Sales Manager holds a lifeline in agri-food. After graduating in Animal Sience and Marketing Management in Pretoria, South Africa, Wildon worked at Wildon Nutritional Solutions and AVI Products Pty Ltd. Before choosing Perstorp, Wildon worked at EW Nutrition as Country Manager of UK and Ireland.

Outside-in-mindset
Wildon is looking forward to take on his new responsibility, 'I am looking forward to taking the strength and depth of the Perstorp product range and services and building this to the next level in the UK and Irish markets. I am also very happy to take on the challenge of a wider geographical responsibility and to be able to contribute to supplying better solutions for the issues farmers, nutritionists and veterinarians face.'

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