Prior to the start of construction in 2011, the cooperative did not have a central grain depository. Although several warehouses were available at different locations, they lacked modern conveyor and processing technology. This meant that consistently high quality could not be guaranteed. It was therefore a big decision for the cooperative as well as a major step forward and a considerable investment to have a new silo plant built on a green field at the site.
The focus was on reliability and economy: “Thanks to the centralized plant layout, we now need far fewer transport movements. Now we can clean, dry, and store our products in one place. This allows higher sale prices, a real added value for us,” says Mr. Vlastimil Karafiat, manager of the agricultural cooperative Vysočina. Having decided to go ahead with the investment and finally found a suitable site, the cooperative scoured the market and evaluated suitable suppliers of cleaning machines, dryers, conveyors, and silo plants. In addition to ease of use, they were looking for reliable machinery that could handle the required volumes.