KONEURGENCH, TURKMENISTAN — Satake said on June 25 that it has received an order for rice milling and seeds processing equipment from the Turkmenistan government by means of a local enterprise. The order was shipped in March, with commissioning to begin in July. It is Satake’s first order from the country.

Turkmenistan, a republic located in the southwest of central Asia, became independent from the former Soviet Union in 1991. The government has since concentrated on increasing the yield from grains and improving the efficiency of its rice milling industry. In this regard, they have set plans to build a new rice milling and seeds processing infrastructure.

In October 2014, Satake received an order for its rice milling equipment from the national government by means of both a locally based enterprise and a Turkish company. The order for the seeds processing equipment soon followed this January.

The equipment supplied consists of approximately 30 machines including vertical rice whiteners, rice polishers and optical sorters for the rice milling plant. It also includes six machines including thickness graders and optical sorters for the seeds processing plant.