Riceoutlook, a one door solution to latest Rice News and Updates Worldwide, interviewed Mr Pablo Fernandez Moriana, Area Manager of SILOS CORDOBA, to find out how the company facilitates the storage of grains and their new product development.

Starting with the interview, we would prefer that firstly you please share the past and upbringing of Silos Cordoba with our audience.

Silos Cordoba started its operation in 1975, in Cordoba, Spain. The founder, Juan Lopez Lietor, commenced then a new business venture aimed at fulfilling the needs of the stockbreeding market. Silos Cordoba continued growing to respond the market demands and today the company offers a wide range of products and services that include the conception, planning, design and assembly of agribusiness facilities; the manufacturing of storage silos, and the manufacturing of grain conveying and handling systems.

Our company develops custom made solutions anywhere in the world. The galvanized sheet metal silos are today the best alternative for grain storage thanks to its versatility, easy assembly, hygienic handling and low cost storage.

Being a leading manufacturer, which types of products is the company specialized in and also please share the applications and advantages of each of them.

Unlike many of our competitors Silos Cordoba manufactures steel silos such as hopper silos, flat bottom silos, train and truck load silos, tempering and buffer silos; handling equipment such as bucket elevators, chain conveyors, belt conveyors and screw conveyors; all the necessaries catwalks and supports; connections and joints; specific structures involved like elevator towers, receiving pit intakes, grain storage shed facilities, etc. Summarizing, we supply turnkey projects to the market: all the customer needs with regard to a storage plant is just one call away.

Part of our product advantages is our steel strength, which is one of the highest among all the silos manufactures. That makes we are able to create stronger structure using less steel. Another important difference is for sure our steel coating: as standard we offer Z-600 where most of the competitors use Z-450 or even lower. These two factors are really important firstly because having those factors storage plant useful life is longer; second because the investment related with storage plants is always high so there is no point to invest in projects if the useful life is going to be short.

A very good solution accepted by the market, especially in tropical countries is our insulations system: it is focused in the protection of the grain through avoiding sun radiation. Thanks to that the temperature inside the silo is more homogeneous preventing some specific problems like growth of fungi, grain chemical changes, change in colors and general appearance, etc. We create this system through double wall ring, either keeping a gap between them and creating a natural convection or installing between them materials such as rock wool or fiber wool.

In Silos Cordoba we are always developing new solutions thanks to our R&D department. Thanks to that we are continuously working in new designs, new products, looking for better and more efficient solutions. Actually we have an experimental plant where we test our products before launching to the market: products are always tested under aggressive circumstances for days or even month running 24/7. Thanks to that we can deliver really reliable solution to the market.

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