Satake Corp. and Alapala announced in March the rebirth of the Henry Simon range of milling equipment. From its inception in 1878, Henry Simon of Manchester, England, has been known as an innovator and a driving force that helped create today’s milling industry. The new range of equipment captures the original pioneering spirit combined with the groundbreaking design and aesthetics resulting from the combined research and development from Japanese and European design hubs, the companies said. The equipment will be built in the newly completed Alapala manufacturing complex that features robotic cutting, welding and assembly technology.
The new Henry Simon milling machines will be introduced at the 121st Annual IAOM Conference & Expo which will be held between April 10 and 14, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. This take off will be a prolog to the new era of global milling sector. Japan’s first power driven rice milling machine inventor Satake and the 60 yearlong global grain milling technology providers Alapala had signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2015. Both companies had combined their production, R&D, sales, marketing and aftersales forces in the scope of this agreement. As a second and a further step of the agreement, Satake and Alapala regenerate the oldest and the best known, legendary brand of milling technologies.
The companies said the partnership incorporates the sharing technology, sales capabilities and human resources for milling clients around the world. Headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan, Satake Corporation is a leading food and grain engineering company. With the force of Henry Simon brand and Satake partnership, Alapala will move up its worldwide power by reaching new more 55 countries in addition to its existing experience of more than 600 turnkey projects in 100 countries.