Spanish storage equipment supplier Symaga supplies bins for Finnish malting plant

FINLAND — Spain-based supplier of storage solutions for the grain and milling industry Symaga has concluded another project in Finland, this time around involving the supply of solos to specialty malt company Viking Malt.

Viking Malt is one of the world’s leading special malt companies supplying breweries all around the world with high-quality malts sourced from northern Europe.

Its latest order comprised of 78 silos of 15 different types of metal hoppers which was fully met thanks to Symaga’s wide range of product portfolio.

Symaga offers storage capacities ranging from 5 to 2,649 cubic meters, including three different hopper angles, including 45 degrees, 60 degrees and 66 degrees.

The new plant in Lahti, Finland, is one of the largest investments in the food and beverage sector in Finland in recent years.

 It’s a space where 40 companies are working together toward building a state-of-the-art malting plant with the latest cutting-edge technology at all production levels.

Symaga said it is proud to be working “hands on” on this great project together with Swiss technology group Bühler and is looking forward to being part of the next challenge in the storage industry.

Garden City Co-op to build shuttle loader

Meanwhile in Kansas, the United States, Garden City Co-op (GCC) is moving forward with plans to build a new shuttle loader facility after securing the necessary financing with its Colorado-based lender, CoBank.

The facility has been designed to be highly flexible and automated, providing a safe working environment for employees, maximizing grain quality, and exporting and importing grain out/into the area as conditions demand.

The company noted that the facility’s location gives it track access on the BNSF rail line allowing for an efficient loop track to be built, creating opportunities for future industry development that can benefit the coop’s member farmers and the entire region.

Construction of the 1.1-million-bushel grain facility is slated to begin within a month and GCC anticipates the location being fully operational by early 2024.

“We believe with the grain production and demand growth in the market, this facility allows GCC to access additional market opportunities within its own supply chain logistics,” said Jeff Boyd, chief executive officer of Garden City Co-op.

“This facility allows us to leverage our investment in our grain origination and merchandising teams to reach more markets for our members’ grain.”

Garden City Co-op is a full-service agricultural cooperative in southwest Kansas serving member-owners’ grain, agronomy and petroleum needs.

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