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Role of Konya in Turkish milling industry

Last month, we, as the editors, visited stakeholders of the industry in Konya, which is playing a crucial a role not only for Turkey but also for the international milling industry. We met with technology providers that manufacture rollers and build plants all over the world and talked about the industry and the advantages and shortcomings they face and, of …

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Genel Değirmen offers tailor-made solutions

Our first host in Konya was Genel Değirmen Makine (GDM). We had a pleasing conversation about the industry with Mehmet Nuri Özşahin, the Deputy General Manager of Genel Değirmen Makine. Özşahin, a young businessman, has a substantial level of knowledge and experience about the sector and technical processes and we can say that he has a wise head on young …

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Unormak: A global supplier

We also visited Unormak Milling Machinery Industrial Company, another sector leader for milling technologies in Konya. Unormak has been carrying on business in 3rd Organized Industrial Zone of Konya since 1987. The company manufactures milling machines, turnkey flour, semolina, corn plants, milling plants, rollers, plansifters, cleaning machines, damping machines, grinding machines, transportation systems, automation, electric and extraction control systems. Today, …

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Genç Değirmen: Young and dynamic as the name suggests

Another important haunt for our team was Genç Değirmen Milling Machinery, which is a well-known industry stakeholder not only in Turkey but also in the global scale with its turnkey projects. Genç Değirmen Brand Management Officer Serdar Arıtürk talked about his projections about the industry. Genç Değirmen was founded in 1990. The company has a young and energetic team, as …

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Himmet Usta: A half-century of milling

Our fourth haunt in Konya was to Himmet Usta Milling Machinery which is a white shoe firm in the milling sector. Himmet Usta was established in 1960, started producing mobile mills in a small workshop, and however now, is continuing in a modern area with its 120 qualified personnel. The slogan, “A half century of milling, reference projects in all …

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Özenir Değirmen: An engineering experience of 22 years

Our next stop in Konya, one of the most dynamic cities of Turkey with its advanced industry, was Özenir Milling Machinery. İsmail Behram Odabaşı, the General Manager of Özenir hosted our team in his new office. Odabaşı is a highly experienced and competent figure in the industry. Özenir Milling Machinery was found in 1996 and it exported machinery to 40 …

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From Konya to the world: Imas

Another destination in Konya was Imas Machinery, a leading milling machinery manufacturer. Ebubekir Akbaş, the Corporate Communication Specialist of the company, accompanied us during our visit to production facilities, as well as the mill in Çumra which was built to serve Torku, one of the largest agricultural companies of Turkey. Akbaş gave us some details about the global scale company …

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IGC REPORT: A CONTRACTION EXPECTED IN HARVEST OF ALL GRAINS BUT MAIZE

According to the monthly report released by the International Grain Council (IGC), due to the expected contraction in the production of almost all grains except for the maize, total wheat production is forecast to decrease to a three-year low at 2 billion 79 million tons. London-based International Grain Council’s (IGC) November report is released. According to the report, there will …

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5G PACE OF RUSSIAN WHEAT EXPANSION

“Last year it was Russia widening export boundaries and haunting buyers with its record 85 MMT wheat crop. In 2017/18 Russian wheat crop is about 15 MMT lower y/y as per the USDA, and it seemed there is no need in wider geography of sales. Herewith, things changed dramatically and buyers are “haunting” Russia as it offers relevant quality at …

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Pasta, Poverty, Planet and Prosperity

In 2002 when FFI began, 46 countries had mandates to fortify wheat flour, and 18 percent of the world’s industrially milled wheat flour was fortified with at least iron and folic acid. By 2018, 86 countries had legislation to fortify industrially milled wheat flour, and 31 percent of the worlds’ industrially milled flour was fortified. While this is progress, more …

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