KINDRED, NORTH DAKOTA, U.S. — Superior Manufacturing, located in Kindred, North Dakota, U.S., and Beresford, South Dakota, U.S., is one of more than 100 U.S. companies heading to Africa for the U.S. Department of Commerce-led Trade Winds—Africa trade mission and business forum. Trade Winds—Africa is the largest-ever U.S. government-led trade mission to Africa, Superior Manufacturing said. 

“Africa presents an incredible opportunity for global U.S. companies,” said Donald Nay, regional senior U.S. commercial officer, the highest-ranking commercial diplomat in Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are excited to bring these companies to the continent, connect them to promising opportunities, and get them on the right path to success.”

Trade Winds is a business forum and series of business-to-business meetings in Johannesburg, South Africa, plus seven optional trade mission stops in Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania. At each mission stop, attending companies meet directly with government leaders, market experts and pre-vetted potential business partners in the region.

Superior will be participating in the business forum and a mission stop in Angola. Superior manufactures a complete line of farm and commercial grain bins with capacities ranging from 1,850 bushels to 792,250 bushels, as well as grain dryers and grain handling equipment.

“Africa presents a great opportunity and unique challenge for us,” said Jon Engelstad, Superior Manufacturing’s International sales manager. “We are currently doing business in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and are excited about joining this mission and finding more inroads to success in the continent.”

Sub-Saharan Africa is a promising market for U.S. exporters. It is home to six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world and has a rapidly growing middle class, Superior Manufacturing said.