BIMAL dd invests more than 5 million marks in the construction of a gunpowder warehouse

BIMAL Brčko and the District Government signed an agreement on the purchase of a public plot within the area of ​​AIK.

Ilija Studen, general manager of BIMAL dd Brčko district BiH and Zijad Nišić, mayor of Brčko district BiH, signed today in Councilors in Brčko Agreement on the sale of real estate through a special negotiation. The word is about the plot of land located within the Agro-Industrial Complex (AIK) u Brčko, where member companies of STUDEN&Co Holding operate. It’s a contract worth 345,637.33 KM, according to the market assessment of the Brčko Finance Directorate district of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The company plans to invest more than 5 million KM in this plot construction of a highly automated warehouse for oilseed meal.

“Our plan is to build a modern automated pellet storage on this plot, which is completely surrounded by buildings already owned by STUDEN&Co Holding, as a completely closed system, which would be directly filled with pellets from of our existing oilseed processing plant in BIMAL. Although it is the earlier estimate of the investment was from 2 to 3 million KM, by increasing the projected capacity and the level of automation, the investment according to the new projection is above 5 million KM. The facility will have the possibility of simultaneous loading and unloading and will be in in accordance with all international standards in the production of animal feed. Satisfied We are glad that the Assembly, the Government and the Mayor of the Brčko District of BiH recognized the potential of this investment, which will bring new jobs, provide better coverage of the local market with animal feed, increase the export of animal feed from BiH, indirectly contribute to a greater inflow of budget funds from the Brčko economy, and positively influence the increase in GDP”, said Ilija Studen, general director of BIMAL dd

The BIMAL company turned to the Government of the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a request for purchase subject plots in 2019. years. The plot was neglected and unused for years and the local and business community did not benefit from it. Considering that the plot is positioned along the internal industrial track, and that it has the possibility of unhindered maneuvering with the entire composition of wagons, will become a fully utilized and functionally connected part of the complete production process of the company
BIMAL.

“The agro-industrial complex in Brčko is a functionally connected entity in which the leading business entities of the food industry in the Brčko District of BiH operate, but also in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole. The plot in question will be shot by the construction of a warehouse get full economic valorization, because as an independent entity it did not represent an economically interesting locality, nor is there a road infrastructure present to it which is not part of our business premises. By including this area in our system, the operational efficiency of the entire industrial zone will increase”, said director Studen.

The company BIMAL Brčko is a leader in the food industry in BiH and one of the regional ones leader in oil production. It currently employs 300 workers, while in The agro-industrial complex as a whole employs 600 workers.

Federal Minister Kemal Hrnjić visited the Agro-Industrial Complex in Brčko

The Federal Minister of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Mr. Kemal Hrnjić, with his colleagues, as part of his today’s visit to the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, also visited the only domestic edible oil factory – BIMAL Brčko.

The general director of the BIMAL Brčko company, Mr. Ilija Studen, and the executive director for economic affairs, Mr. Ševal Suljkanović, spoke with Minister Hrnjić about the current situation on the oilseed market, with an emphasis on those that are processed in the only edible oil factory in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the rapeseed harvest has just been completed, with a high-quality yield, and this year’s yields of soybeans and
sunflowers will be good.

At the meeting, it was pointed out that BIMAL Brčko, as a proud domestic producer, fully meets the needs of the domestic market, and that it has been a leader in the oil industry in the region for years. The importance of domestic production, which is most recognized in crises, was also emphasized. This was seen during the period of COVID and the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, when the world was left without basic food products, and only those who had their own domestic production, including our country, were safe. That is why BIMAL always focuses on supplying the domestic market first, and only then the export market.

They also discussed the good cooperation that BIMAL has with domestic farmers, primarily through the Institute for the Improvement and Development of Oilseeds (IRUP). Incentive measures in agriculture were also praised, and the good relations that the company has with the expert services of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry were highlighted. The ministry’s work on activities aimed at increasing the area under agricultural crops was also praised.

Minister Hrnjić, accompanied by Mr. Studen and Mr. Suljkanović, also visited the plants in the Agro-Industrial Complex of STUDEN&Co Holding in Brčko – from the silos and reception of oilseeds to the oil bottling plant, expressing his satisfaction with what he saw.

Oilseed Day held in Brčko: Agricultural potential of BiH – can we resist imported food?

The Institute for the Development and Improvement of Agriculture – IRUP Brčko and the BIMAL company held the Day of Oilseeds on the topic “Agricultural potential of BiH – can we resist imported food”.

The natural potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina, agricultural incentives as well as cooperation with large producers such as the BIMAL company can be key elements in the fight against excessive food imports in the previous period.

“Domestic producers encounter a large number of different administrative and economic challenges every day, however, in cooperation with institutes such as ours and by connecting farmers with government representatives, we try to find common solutions that will help highlight the importance of domestic production and therefore affect the reduction of food imports” pointed out Azelea Suljkanović, director of IRUP Brčko.

Suljkanović emphasized that she is particularly pleased that for the nineteenth time in a row IRUP and the company BIMAL dd have traditionally gathered over 150 agricultural producers and officials on the Day of Oilseeds. This event is a unique opportunity to share experiences and to talk about why it is important to improve domestic agricultural production because when there are major economic crises such as the COVID crisis or now the conflict in Ukraine, then we see that food imports significantly affect prices final products. Having your own domestic production means resisting large price fluctuations and preserving your market, and consequently your consumers.

“Farmers at such an event have the opportunity to communicate directly with government representatives and get answers to questions that are of great importance for their business and survival in difficult market conditions,” said Suljkanović.

Panel participants were representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Department of Agriculture of the Brčko District, and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Posavina County along with the organizer of agricultural production. Through the discussion and interaction of the participants, it was concluded that producers can be stimulated by planning production and various incentives and subsidies so that in BiH market reduced food imports.

Oilseed Day held in Brčko: Agricultural potential of BiH – can we resist imported food?

The Institute for the Development and Improvement of Agriculture – IRUP Brčko and the BIMAL company held the Day of Oilseeds on the topic “Agricultural potential of BiH – can we resist imported food”.

The natural potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina, agricultural incentives as well as cooperation with large producers such as the BIMAL company can be key elements in the fight against excessive food imports in the previous period.

“Domestic producers encounter a large number of different administrative and economic challenges every day, however, in cooperation with institutes such as ours and by connecting farmers with government representatives, we try to find common solutions that will help highlight the importance of domestic production and therefore affect the reduction of food imports” pointed out Azelea Suljkanović, director of IRUP Brčko.

Suljkanović emphasized that she is particularly pleased that for the nineteenth time in a row IRUP and the company BIMAL dd have traditionally gathered over 150 agricultural producers and officials on the Day of Oilseeds. This event is a unique opportunity to share experiences and to talk about why it is important to improve domestic agricultural production because when there are major economic crises such as the COVID crisis or now the conflict in Ukraine, then we see that food imports significantly affect prices final products. Having your own domestic production means resisting large price fluctuations and preserving your market, and consequently your consumers.

“Farmers at such an event have the opportunity to communicate directly with government representatives and get answers to questions that are of great importance for their business and survival in difficult market conditions,” said Suljkanović.

Panel participants were representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Department of Agriculture of the Brčko District, and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Posavina County along with the organizer of agricultural production. Through the discussion and interaction of the participants, it was concluded that producers can be stimulated by planning production and various incentives and subsidies so that in BiH market reduced food imports.

Oilseed Day held in Brčko: Agricultural potential of BiH – can we resist imported food?

The Institute for the Development and Improvement of Agriculture – IRUP Brčko and the BIMAL company held the Day of Oilseeds on the topic “Agricultural potential of BiH – can we resist imported food”.

The natural potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina, agricultural incentives as well as cooperation with large producers such as the BIMAL company can be key elements in the fight against excessive food imports in the previous period.

“Domestic producers encounter a large number of different administrative and economic challenges every day, however, in cooperation with institutes such as ours and by connecting farmers with government representatives, we try to find common solutions that will help highlight the importance of domestic production and therefore affect the reduction of food imports” pointed out Azelea Suljkanović, director of IRUP Brčko.

Suljkanović emphasized that she is particularly pleased that for the nineteenth time in a row IRUP and the company BIMAL dd have traditionally gathered over 150 agricultural producers and officials on the Day of Oilseeds. This event is a unique opportunity to share experiences and to talk about why it is important to improve domestic agricultural production because when there are major economic crises such as the COVID crisis or now the conflict in Ukraine, then we see that food imports significantly affect prices final products. Having your own domestic production means resisting large price fluctuations and preserving your market, and consequently your consumers.

“Farmers at such an event have the opportunity to communicate directly with government representatives and get answers to questions that are of great importance for their business and survival in difficult market conditions,” said Suljkanović.

Panel participants were representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Department of Agriculture of the Brčko District, and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Posavina County along with the organizer of agricultural production. Through the discussion and interaction of the participants, it was concluded that producers can be stimulated by planning production and various incentives and subsidies so that in BiH market reduced food imports.