Provimi, one of Cargill's animal nutrition and premix businesses, is currently rolling out a USD$20 million investment in South Africa.
Late last year Cargill gained a majority share of NuTec, a manufacturer of vitamin and mineral premixes for the animal nutrition industry. As part of the investment the company is now building a new premix and base mix facility at NuTec's existing location in Pietermaritzburg.
Once finished, the new plant will expand Cargill's animal nutrition production capabilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
The company has sourced Johannesburg based Graintech Milling (S.African partners of Top Silo Constructions - TSC) to integrate and install the square silos, together with other equipment in the complete process.
The 22 differently sized bins will contain the valuable and high quality ingredients for the animal nutrition. Since it concerns very fine products with non-free flowing characteristics, special attention is paid to the silo design.
TSC will apply its sanitary designed smooth and double wall system. The special hoppers have extremely steep angles and expansion steps to ensure proper outflow.