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We brought Turkey a factory where robots work

“Our newly inaugurated Industry 4.0 mill has the most advanced technologies, the highest food safety environment and the opportunity to meet customer expectations with the ability of applying one percent mixture. Less than a dozen of blue-collar workers are employed in our mill where Kraft packages are done by automatized machines and robots; and delivery can be done from 6 …

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“We lead the field thanks to our production technology and never giving in character”

“Our country has covered a lot of ground at pasta industry. Now we have a voice with Italy and other pasta producing countries in terms of production and raw materials. I think this phenomenon is driven competitiveness and industriousness of Turkish people that never give in. This may be the main underlying factor for our companies’ success. Furthermore, our producers …

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UNESCO discovers Silk Road food processing tech under leadership of Turkish academician

Mustafa Bayram, Chairman of TABADER and a professor of Food Engineering Department at Gaziantep University, is elected as the head of UNESCO Silk Roads FPG Scientific Committee. Speaking to Miller about the activities of the committee which is investigating the interactions on the historical Silk Roads, especially the food processing technologies, Bayram said, “Layers of culture, art, and economy of …

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FMN: Transforming powerhouse of the Nigerian agricultural sector

“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

“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”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“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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