Over the last three seasons Bean Growers Australia has been undertaking two major projects in upgrading our internal handling and logistics and improving our premium value adding capability. The conveying system which will deliver product from the C-Silo and Bulk silo systems directly into the plant is now in the installation phase and is expected to be commissioned by the end of April 2013. This project will provide a higher level of automation of internal product logistics and will have direct initial and long term returns in terms of labour cost savings and plant efficiency. The first of two colour sorters in the value adding project has been installed and will be on line by mid April.
On completion of this project Bean Growers Australia will have 3600t of new silo storage, doubled our polishing and colour-sorting capacity and an upgraded under-silo tubeveyor system.