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Blumberg Grain opens centre in Egypt

CAIRO, December 21, 2015

Blumberg Grain, a leading US-based food security company, has opened its Command and Control Center, as part of the Government of Egypt's Shouna Development Project. 
 
The launch, which was attended by VIP guests and dignitaries, took place onsite at the Egyptian Holding Company for Silos and Storage (EHCSS) in Cairo recently, said a statement.
 
The Blumberg Grain Command and Control Center is a comprehensive management system that monitors grain and other harvested products as they are deposited by farmers, processed, stored and eventually distributed to retailers and customers. 
 
The initiative is the continuation of Blumberg Grain's transformational Shouna Development Project, which was launched in Alexandria, Egypt earlier this year.
 
Philip Blumberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Blumberg Partners, said: "Food security has become a growing concern across the world. In Egypt, the loss of wheat and other grains has been detrimental to the national economy. 
 
"The launch of Blumberg Grain's Command and Control Center is a major milestone in food security technology here in Egypt."
 
Dr Khaled Hanafy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, added: "The Blumberg Grain Command and Control Center is the heart of the Shouna Development Project. Its integrated systems will be able to follow every bag of grain as soon as it enters the distribution network. 
 
"We have never been able to track food supplies like this before. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Blumberg Grain and seeing further revitalization of Shouna grain network in the near future."
 
Once the Shouna network is fully developed, the Blumberg Grain Command and Control Center will provide access to detailed information, including status maps of all 294 Blumberg Grain Aggregation and Processing Centers; inventory management; trending data; commodity pricing and live video feeds, said the statement.
 
The centre uses satellite feeds and sophisticated sensor technology to monitor grain distribution networks in real time. 
 
It will also monitor weather patterns - if it indicates an oncoming sand storm, for example, operators will be able to enact emergency protocols to protect the grain inside the system. All of this is monitored centrally and implemented remotely. - TradeArabia News Service



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