Philip Blumberg and Blumberg Grain were recently featured in an Africa Agriculture Business article titled "Blumberg Grain: Bringing Opportunities to Africa’s Agriculture Market," in which the advantages of the Blumberg Grain storage system are explored, as well as the future of agriculture in Africa. An excerpt follows:
Recently Africa Agribusiness Magazine had the pleasure of speaking with Philip Blumberg, Chairman and CEO of Blumberg Capital, to discuss how their agriculture initiative, Blumberg Grain, can provide innovative solutions to Africa.
Blumberg provides countries and companies with state of the art and comprehensive storage units for post harvest food safety and security. Mass produced in the United States, the lightweight, scalable warehouses use one-third the steel of conventional warehouses, making them the most cost effective storage facilities in todays market. However, the simple design does not hinder the structures expected lifespans, which is estimated at 25-50 years.
Furthermore, each self-contained facility can be customized for farmers needs. "Despite their simple design, these warehouses are quite sophisticated. Its what we can do inside that makes all the difference," said Philip Blumberg.
By design, Blumberg warehouses can be divided for multiple products, and each area can have its own sophisticated temperature, insulation and humidity controls. To operate the facilities, countries may choose from generator, solar or wind power. Whats more, Blumberg structures are designed to work in rural areas, close to the farmers and their crops, so that harvested crops are stored as quickly as possible. The units also serve as large distribution and collection facilities.
After the modules are shipped to the host country, assembly begins. One key advantage is that these warehouse buildings can be installed and working in as little as 3 days. Blumberg works directly to train the local workforce to assemble and run the facilities. "We are committed to hiring the majority of employees from the local job market," says Mr. Blumberg.