In the Akmola Region (Kazakhstan), the erection of the durum wheat milling plant with a capacity of 200T/24H proceeds. It’s a project designed and built by Ocrim for the LLC Agrimer-Astyk company, belonging to the Kazakh Agromean group. The commissioning is scheduled for May.
The First To Bet On The Organic Wheat
On March 29, 2017 Ocrim and Agrimer-Astyk signed the contract for the design and construction of a 200T/24h durum wheat milling plant, in the Akmola Region, destined for the exclusive production of organic semolina. This is a unique and innovative project, the first to be implemented in Kazakhstan and, especially, throughout the former Soviet Union. From the raw material to the consumers’ table, with the awareness of the high quality and traceability of the product, also guaranteed through the Ocrim management@mill system, for the traceability of the production lots. LLC Agrimer-Astyk is part of the LLC Agromean group that has been operating since 1997 and is the most important Kazakh wheat exporter in Europe. The group is characterized by 5 strategic sites for grain storage and 3 milling plants in the main cereal producing regions of Kazakhstan: in the region of Kostanay and Almaty it is present with grain storage complexes, while in the regions of Pavlodar, northern Kazakhstan, Akmola is also present with milling plants. Furthermore, since 2013, it has opened a laboratory for the analysis of more than 200 residues of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, GMO and salmonella. Choice that highlights the awareness of the group towards the raw material that it exports. Awareness demonstrated also through the new milling plant for the production of organic semolina whose project has been entrusted to Ocrim, as an expression of quality and excellence, for its high technological profile and, above all, for the important agri-food chain path recently undertaken.
Focus On Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is one of the largest exporters of wheat worldwide with a market share of 5.8 million tons in 2018 and a forecast of 9 million tons for 2019 (source: USDA – U.S. Department of Agriculture). Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China and Afghanistan are among the largest buyers of wheat produced in Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan continues to be the number one importer of Kazakh wheat as it has been for the past four years. During January-November 2018, wheat exports to Uzbekistan made up of 40% of all exports. The wheat exported is mainly produced in Akmola, Kostanay and in the North Kazakhstan Region.