HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — Satake Corp. had its first seminar on Sept. 14 for its new semi-assembled rice processing system REACH at the Solair Forum in Manila, Philippines.

It was attended by 31 people from existing rice mills along with investors who are seeking opportunities in the rice industry.

"Many were interested in low initial cost and faster returns on investment. Satake also received several serious inquiries for its products including the real-time yield monitoring system," said Hiroto Ishima, sales representative from Satake.

REACH is a semi-assembled rice milling plant incorporating all receiving, pre-cleaning, husking, milling, optical sorting, and packing stage equipment. It is designed to maximize the installation efficiency and cost performance by utilizing unitized components manufactured in Satake's Thailand production facility.

The result two weeks of onsite-installation time compared to the usual three to four months. For regions where they experience multiple harvests annually, this will allow rice mill owners to start up a production line before the next harvest season and maximize investment return.

The line-up currently consists of SYSTEM 7.0 and SYSTEM 3.0, delivering 7.0 and 3.0 ton per hour per hour paddy processing capacity respectively.

Satake plans to hold similar seminars in Asia and Africa region to further promote the efficiency and benefit of REACH.