His farm, which has been owned by his family for four generations, is located just a few kilometers from the Pfraundorf agricultural site which was built in 2017 in close collaboration with Bühler. Norbert Graf is a member of the cooperative. His grain – up to 300 tons a year – and the grain of almost 600 farmers of the region is stored in the agricultural site Pfraundorf.
During the long harvest days, Norbert Graf and his colleagues drive their tractor-trailer combinations and trucks many times to the Raiffeisen facility to deliver their grain, be it wheat, barley, rapeseed, or corn. The farmers are always pressed for time during harvesting season, because the combines in the field work uninterruptedly. The old warehouse in the center of Kallmünz had a maximum throughput at the intake of 60 tons per hour, far too little during peak harvest times. Waiting times of several hours were not uncommon. When the new facility went into operation in 2017, the waiting came to an end.