Located in Kazakhstan in the heart of Eurasia, the milling company El Grano set out to overcome regional challenges and focus on quality in order to gain a competitive advantage in the global market – assisted by the expertise and dedication of Bühler’s local Grain Management Division.
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, is located on the historical Silk Road at the center of the Eurasian continent. This is where East meets West – where different civilizations and cultures have connected and exchanged goods and ideas for centuries. Businesses located here have access to the markets of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, China and countries to the south. El Grano was founded here in 1997, a hundred kilometers north of Astana in the Akmola region. The company original milled wheat with relatively small capacities, but its ambitious management team decided to step up activities in grain handling and processing and tap into the opportunities offered by its extraordinary location.