INTERVIEW

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FMN: Transforming powerhouse of the Nigerian agricultural sector

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“Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) is one of the Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies. Pioneering the flour milling in Nigeria, we operate over 20 milling units in the country with a combined capacity of over 10,000 MT milling per day. Nigeria is a huge importer of wheat and hence we have significant wheat storage capacity of around 200 KMT. …

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IKAR General Director Rylko tells how Russia became a wheat-supply superpower

dimitri

“Russia has emerged as a leading player in the world grain market thanks to a combination of reasonable state policies and support of agriculture, national currency devaluation, farm restructuring, private investments, and good weather. I would especially focus on farm restructuring and investments. Most wheat and grains are produced nowadays on large and superlarge farms, which allows a lot of …

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“We produce with modern technology and bakery experience”

ozmermerun

“We always established long-lasting friendships with our customers. This friendship is much more important than the trade. Together with this relation, they found professional management and service without a glitch. We produce products in line with our customers’ need with experience in bakery and pastry. Our customers do not face with unpleasant surprises thanks to the stable and quality products …

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“The milling sector is in consolidation process, only the fittest will survive”

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“During the last ten years, the number of EU flour mills has come down from approximately 3,000 to fewer than 2,500. Unfortunately, this downward trend is ongoing. Reasons for this decline are manifold. However, the main drivers are dwindling export markets, stagnating domestic demand, declining margin profitability and a lack of industrial efficiency in this sector.Today, the whole sector is …

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“We are planning to install new state mills”

Ahmad-Abdul-Razzak-Al-Issa

“There is an economic competition not only between Turkey and Iran but also between different countries to export flour to Iraq, but we work to achieve self-sufficiency by our Iraqi mills to produce flour that used in bakery. We can improve our work by investments and install mills for different types of grains.” Ahmad Abdul-Razzak Al-Issa Director of Iraq State …

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“Black Sea basin provides us logistical advantages in wheat trade”

Ali İhsan ÖZKAŞIKÇI

“Turkish flour industry is in a position to fulfill all the demands of buyers across the world. Currently, Turkey is the country that serves to maximum points around the world. What is important for us is to end the low value-added trade due to the competition. Besides, due to our logistic advantage in the wheat trade at the Black Sea …

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The leading specialists in the sieve cleaning business enters new growth markets

Tatjana-and-Mirko-Filip

“We work very closely together with our customers and are continually adapting our products to meet the latest requirements in the mills.  We are investing in international brand building right now. We are currently working on expanding our marketing activities. Our goal is to strengthen our standing and establish ourselves as a reliable supplier of high-quality products for cleaning plansifter …

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“We maintain each machine as if we would use it in our facility”

Selçuk MUNGAN

“We sell second-hand machines and equipment used in all stages of flour production. Mainly we buy roller mill, plansifter and purifiers. After a revision and all necessary maintenance are carried out, they became ready to be sold. Meanwhile, we bring machines that remained idle or that are in the closed down mill facilities back to the economy. When buying second-hand …

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“Countries should not drop their production below consumption”

Mehmet-reis

“A country may import products that it can not grow on its own soil, but we must not import products that our ancestors have produced for centuries. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to plan the production, reduce production costs, enable the producer to make money and in this way create a sustainable production structure. Any country can …

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