Satake Primalis in Cambodia
Satake recently built a rice mill factory for Primalis in Cambodia.
Photo courtesy of Satake.
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – Satake said it has been focusing on the Asian market in response to a growing number of large-scale rice mills.

In 2016, Satake completed construction of new rice mill factories in Laos, Cambodia and other ASEAN countries. Last December, it built a rice milling factory for Primalis Corp., a major trading company in Cambodia. It has a capacity of 20 tph paddy input and more than 40 units of intermediate silos, enabling it to produce a variety of rice.

Satake has supplied its machines to more than 150 countries. The Asian market (except for Japan) occupies 10% of global turnover.  Asia, including Japan, is a huge market and produces a majority of all rice globally.  With ongoing economic development, high-quality rice is in great demand.

Satake said it is planning to increase its sales offices in Asia with the aim of targeting both medium- and small-sized rice mills. Most of its existing customers are larger-scale millers.  More than 150 international engineers have completed technical training in Japan and Thailand since 2012 to strengthen after-sales service and the maintenance of machinery. 

In addition, Satake is introducing a pre-fabricated plant. Satake Thailand manufactures the rice processing machinery, including pipes, fabricated tanks, platforms and ducting, and then assembles them on site in a simple method. The pre-fabricated plant offers standardization and improvement in the quality of the full facility, and a 30% reduction in construction time.