The study is named “Feasibility study of the production, storage and commercialisation of high quality (sweet) potatoes” 2004-2005. Above study has been finalized with an enormous potential to realize a project. Negotiation are on hand at the moment between Ostra International and Gema, part of the Ministry of sugar in Cuba in order to realise a project.
These two market studies for Eurobagging have been finished with a very positive result. In France as well as in Sweden contracts have been signed with importers for the marketing of Eurobagging machines. Also a considerable amount of machines and silage bags have been sold. Above market study has been subsidised by NIOF, cooperation north Netherlands.
Recently Ostra International executed a small market study in Iran. Some areas in the north west and north east of Iran have been visited in order to investigate the possibilities to develop de potato cultivation, handling and storage sector. Result: Enormous possibilities in this rapid developing market.
Recently Ostra International delivered and installed the first Reldair humidification system in Cuba. This installation works in a modern cool storage for potatoes and vegetables. De Cubans showed also their interest to use the system in the tobacco handling.
For the company Bromach, Ostra International is finishing a market research in France. Bromach is an import – export company for farm implements, and is part of the Broekens group in the Netherlands. Recently we participated successfully on the agricultural exhibition Space in Rennes (Brittany)
Recently Ostra International executed an assignment in Iran. For a Dutch manufacturer a large potato handling and grading line has been completed, tested and finally a successful start-up has been made. Furthermore a technical training has been made to the operators of the line.
Recently Ostra International visited the province of Sucre in the north of Colombia. Besides the visit to approx. 15 dairy farms, also some locations for a practical training centre have been seen. Furthermore a first pilot mechanisation proposal has been presented to the governor of Sucre. During our official government meetings, the governor, various mayors and farmers of the area have been very interested in the development of the agricultural sector as well as the introduction of new mechanisation. Existing funds will now be activated.