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 technology or processing plants. This meant that consistently high quality could not be guaranteed. It was therefore a big decision for the customer – 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 our central plant, we now need far fewer transport routes. Now we can clean, dry and store our products in the same place. This allows higher sale prices, a real added value for us," says Mr. Vlastimil Karafiat, manager of the "Vysočina" agricultural cooperative. Having decided to go ahead with the investment and finally found a suitable site, the "Vysočina" agricultural cooperative scoured the market and evaluated suitable suppliers of cleaning machines, dryers, conveyors and silo plants. In addition to simple operation, they were looking for reliable machinery that could handle the required volumes.