Uganda set to get Aflatoxin remover lineA Perry Engineering grain dryer at Rwenzori Agro-Processing Millers Ltd in Kasese.jpg
Uganda will get its first Aflatoxin remover plant in the coming months, when Soroti based PELA Commodities completes installation of TOXIscrub, a machine that reduces contaminants in cereals to harmless compounds. The move will potentially raise the value of the company’s cereals in the local and regional markets.
The grain cleaning line whose installation will start in the coming months is supplied by British agro-processing equipment maker Perry Engineering.
According to Perry Engineering, the system works by breaking up the chemical bond in the Aflatoxin, reducing it to a simple non-toxic double Aldehyde which then disperses. The system will be able to remove a range of contaminants in cereals including Mycotoxins, Aflatoxin, Ocratoxin, Vomitoxin, Citrinin, Ergot Alkaloids, Patulin, Fumonisins, and Zeralenone. It will treat maize, beans, rice, peanuts, soybean, wheat, barley, and oats.
“Agro-processing is one of the fastest-growing sub-sectors and with the services and equipment that Perry Engineering provides, we believe that we will be able to contribute to Uganda’s agriculture industry. With the combination of the right technology, our customers will add the much-needed value to boost agro-production. We already are seeing good results with our customers in Uganda and the other Africa markets,” says David Perry, Managing Director Perry Engineering Services.
With offices in South Africa and Egypt as well as Kampala, Perry Engineering designs and manufacturers grain handling, cleaning, drying, and storage equipment and systems. The company also manufactures small-scale flour mills, feed mills, and associated products such as commercial grain stores, flaking mills, waste and recycling, pelleting plants, aggregates, and biomass (woodchip, shavings & sawdust, grass and herbs). It has a wide range of products which include; continuous mixed flow driers, belt driers, moisture sensor systems, chain & flight conveyors, belt conveyors, belt & bucket elevators, screw conveyors & augers, aspirator pre-cleaners, twin trace conveyors, grain samplers and bins/silos.
Perry Engineering also offers key services such as plant layout and design, manufacturing, installation & commissioning, and a comprehensive after-sales service package for its customers with its own staff in Uganda.
“Our experience and in-depth engineering knowledge are our strength. All our equipment is manufactured in our purpose-built facility in Devon, England. Perry machines are now operating in more than 25 counties in 4 continents and our export business grows every year. We are delighted to open Perry East Africa Ltd to continue to support our existing Ugandan customers and to help even more,” Perry added.