Multinational Business Zambia Trade & Investment, a wholly owned Zambian company, has secured a mobile milling franchise with Germany company Kastenmuller to land 24 tonne trucks fully mounted with milling system in the southern African region, including Zambia. Multinational Business Zambia Trade & Investment Director Moffat Mbewe told the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) during a brief demonstration on Thursday that the 24-tonne truck mobile milling system, will be used to process maize, wheat and soya beans. He said the mobile milling system would be deployed in strategic areas where there are soya, maize and wheat commodities, but are having challenges of transportation. He said the mobile milling plant is able to process maize meal of all grades; roller meal, breakfast and refined number one breakfast meal, apart from wheat and soya flour.
He observed that the mobile milling machines could also be an answer to reducing the cost of mealie meal, whose cost has mainly been triggered by transportation and storage of maize before it is milled. He said huge costs are being incurred in transportation and storage, but the mobile milling machines would cut off the cost of transportation and bring ultramodern milling equipment to people who wish to process their grain in out flung areas.
Mr. Mbewe is confident that this technology answers the country’s aspirations aspirations to ensure value addition to agricultural produce and the creation of jobs for citizens as outlined in the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP).
Multinational Business Zambia Trade & Investment cut the deal when they attended the International Flour, Feed, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulgur Machinery Pulse, Pasta and Biscuit Technologies (IDMA) early in the year. Mr. Mbewe said he is planning on unveiling the Kastenmuller technology to the Zambian market during the 2020 ZNFU AgriTech Expo in Chisamba in April.