For 14 seasons, people behind Inter-Silo have worked with installation of grain storage facilities, firstly in Denmark, and later in several other European countries. During this period, the popularity of drying silos has grown rapidly. Hundreds of Danish farmers (large as well as small) now store their grain at home, and thereby save the time and money from bringing their crops to grain terminals or being forced to sell at low price during harvest. With references from facilities of all sizes around Europe, Inter-Silo has the widest possible experience and has seen the abundant benefits of modern agriculture all over. From just being a service provider, Inter-Silo has now set focus on introducing the benefits of different grain handling to Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian farmers.
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Since 2014 winter, Inter-Silo became the official reseller for Dan-Corn A/S in Lithuania, and since autumn in Latvia and Estonia. Dan-Corn A/S has more than 55 years of experience and is the leading grain silo company in Northern Europe.
With the deep insight into silo projects, Inter-Silo can provide turnkey solutions for the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian farmers - and will assist the farmer during every single step of the project-with e.g. funding applications, building permits, concrete works, installation, electrical installation, testing and service. The system makes the farmer's daily life easier both during and after the harvest. He can bring his grain directly to the storage and dry his crops inside it - almost from the first moment. Depending on the type of the farm, the grain can be dried and later used for animal feed - or it can be kept until the price is right and the farmer can sell with the highest profit.
During the first 4 years of operation Inter-Silo installed and serviced more than 400 silos all over Europe. Their overall capacity is 360.000 tons.
In 2012, the first tower dryer was installed in Denmark. Since then two morehave been assembled - all by Inter-Silo. About 95 % of the silos that Inter-Silo install have a stirring-system, so the farmer can dry his grain inside. The average construction time for a silo with 1000 tons capacity is one week. Such silo consist of more than 27.000 parts. During the last 13 years, Dan-Corn A/S sold approximately 2700 silos.
In 2012 Inter-Silo built the biggest silo in Denmark with the capacity of 8000 t and in 2014 at the same location has installed another two silos 8000 t each and total storage capacity was increased till 24000 tons.
After three busy years, during which Inter-Silo has grown rapidly, it has been a natural step to open our sales department in Lithuania. Until now Inter-Silo directed all focus onto silo installation in several European countries. However, with the significant agreement of cooperation with Dan-Corn A/S, which we signed at the end of 2013, we are now looking forward to apply our extensive expertise by serving the Lithuanian market directly.
I started in this business almost 15 seasons ago and have thereby been able to follow the rapid development of an interesting market. In 2000, the very first American silos were imported and built in Denmark. I was a freelance fitter on the installation team building one of these silos and at that time I had no idea of the true impact that the product would have on Danish and later European agriculture.
Since then it has been an amazing experience to see how farmers all over North Europe have adopted the drying silo. Traditionally and very similarly to the Lithuanian situation today, a Danish farmer used to be forced to sell the grain at low price during the harvest, or to transport his grain to drying terminals where they could dry it at a significant cost.
Today there are thousands of silos in Denmark. Most of them hold between 500 and 1000 tons of grain, as this is the optimal silo size for grain drying. On large farms we usually install several silos and a mobile dryer, as the ability to separate different crops can also be a concern.
I was surprised to hear that some Lithuanian farmers do not believe there is a possibility to dry grain directly inside the silo, where they can also store it. Together with my team in Lithuania I am very much looking forward to meeting them and showing them something different.