“At Lambton, we know that grain storage and handling is a long term investment and it can maximize your returns with proper planning. Our engineering and support team strives to provide customers with the most productive and cost-effective solutions from our factory to their sites. We are dedicated to provide top-tier equipment to better your grain storage and maximize your productivity. Lambton is offering flexibility to provide exceptional pricing, rush orders, and last minute changes. This helps to keep our company‘s focus on becoming the most customer oriented in this industry.”
Lambton Conveyor Limited- Vice President Sales & Marketing
In this issue, our guest for Technology Platform is Lambton Conveyor Ltd., Canada’s leading manufacturer of grain storage, handling and conditioning systems. The family-owned Canadian company has a global reputation in its sector. It has completed numerous projects over 40 countries in five continents. Lambton’s 200,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Wallaceburg, Ontario, is home to engineering, production and support resources serving international farms, grain marketers, food processing and feed manufacturing industries.
Speaking to Miller Magazine, Kyle Long, Lambton’s Vice President Sales & Marketing, has emphasized the Canadian firm’s global reach. “We export our products globally. We are dedicated to provide the best service no matter the location.” Mr. Long says. He also focuses on Lambton’s flexibility. “Lambton is independently owned, offering flexibility to provide exceptional pricing, rush orders, and last minute changes. This helps to keep our company‘s focus on becoming the most customer oriented in this industry. Our services do not end at installation, we aim to provide the best services throughout the life of the equipment.”
Here is the Mr. Long’s answers to our questions:
Lambton is Canada’s leading manufacturer of grain storage, handling and conditioning systems. It has over 50 years’ experience in the sector. Can you tell us about your company’s history in the industry? How your company developed over the years?
Lambton Conveyor Limited started as a small family owned storage and construction company in 1965. Initially the company operated from an unused poultry house and now it has over 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing facility in Wallaceburg, Ontario making it one of the largest manufacturers of galvanized grain storage, material handling and conditioning equipment in Canada. In 2004, Lambton added an addittional manufacturing facility in China, as well as a new engineering support office in India in 2017. These additional facilities allow Lambton to meet the global demand, providing support to customers and dealers all around the globe.
What kind of role and place does Lambton hold in its sector? What reputation does your company have in Canada and worldwide? In which countries do you have agencies, partners or offices?
Our company is one of the few to offer a complete package for your grain systems-ONE SOURCE. ONE SOLUTION. We give design consultations and custom services to many markets: Feed, Seed, Food, Fertilizer, Grain (Farm), Grain (Commercial), Processing and Industrial. Our continuing focus on customer service and innovation has rendered to a global dealer network with projects in more than 40 countries.
Lambton has local sales representatives in North America, Latin America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and Asia. We have additional offices for product/tech support in China and India.
Can you give us some information about your production capacity and facilities?
Lambton Conveyor Limited manufactures: Grain Elevators, Grain Bins, Unload Augers, En-Masse Conveyors, Divided Pan Conveyors, Round and Level Bottom Conveyors, Tube Conveyors, Hopper Bins, Bulk Feed Tanks, Flow Accessories, Valves, Distributors, Feed Milling Equipment, Loop Systems, Grain Cleaners, Catwalks, Structural Support Systems, Custom Design and Fabrication Services. With storage capacities up to 20,000 MT and handling capacities up to 1,500 MTPH we use only standard GS115 galvanized steel to deliver long service life, low maintenence and the best value.
There are many companies in grain storage and handling industry. What distinguishes you from others?
Our engineering and support team strives to provide customers with the most productive and cost-effective solutions from our factory to their sites. Whether you are building your grain system from ground up, expanding your current facility or simply upgrading your equipment, we are one source that can provide you things your way. Lambton is independently owned, offering flexibility to provide exceptional pricing, rush orders, and last minute changes. This helps to keep our company‘s focus on becoming the most customer oriented in this industry. Our services do not end at installation, we aim to provide best services throughout the life of equipment.
Internally, Lambton continuously acknowledges all of its employees for their efforts and commitments that helped us become a global name. We appreciate their efforts as much as our Customers support.
What are the criteria for the selection of handling systems in a milling facility for conveying raw materials? How can we choose the right handling system? What should be taken into consideration to ensure a more healthy and non-stop handling process?
Lambton provides grain handling equipment, some with self cleaning heads and boots to help you move your grains in and out of a facility. Our diverse product line plays a very important role in equipment efficiency. It is very essential to take into account the type of product to be conveyed and the system flexibility for all future extensions or additions.
At Lambton we know that grain storage and handling is a long term investment and it can maximize your returns with proper planning. Trust our engineering team to assist with the design and identification of the proper equipment throughout your facility for consistent durability and reliability, providing the right equipment for your application.
Where do you export your products to? How many countries are you exporting to right now?
We export our products globally. We have done projects in over 40 countries to include: in Middle East, Latin America, Africa, North America, Australia, Asia and many other regions. We are dedicated to provide the best service no matter the location.
Where are the most intensive markets, regions, in terms of exports?
Lambton provides services to all markets on a global scale. Independently owned with manufacturing facilities in China and Canada, Lambton has a competitive advantage to reach all markets and regions.
Could tell us your ongoing projects?
We are currently supplying projects to many different areas and functions. We just completed a feed mill expansion in South America (pictures seen below, the facility is still under construction), while we are just getting ready to ship another complete site to the Asian market.
What are your future objectives in your field of operation?
We are constantly innovating our products according to the changing needs of the customers. Our objective has and always will be to provide grain solutions tailored to suit our customer’s requirements.
Looking to the future, what do you believe the challenges and opportunities are for the company? In which parts of the world you see demand for milling equipment?
With increasing world population and changing climate, food security is paramount now more than ever. According to FAO, “Demand for food and other agricultural products is projected to increase by 50 percent between 2012 and 2050.” To meet this ever growing demand, Lambton is dedicated to provide top-tier equipment to better your grain storage and maximize your productivity.
Is there anything else you would like to communicate to our readers?
Lambton will continue to strive for constant improvement in all aspects of our business. The continuous improvement mindset is established in all functions from manufacturing to customer service. We hope to grow in this ever changing market to provide top notch services to all customers on a global scale.
We also suggest you to read our previous article titled "“We prevented thousands of tons of grain from being wasted”".