Viterra has installed an additional weighbridge at its Two Wells site to improve turnaround times for lentil growers and export customers this harvest.
The $100,000 investment means there are now two weighbridges at the site, improving efficiencies at the busiest time of year.
Neil Carr, Operations Manager for the Adelaide region, said Two Wells was a specialist container packing site which took grower receivals of lentils while also packing commodities for multiple exporters.
“More and more lentils are being sown in the region and two weighbridges will allow us to continue to meet this increasing demand,” Neil said.
“We want to make sure growers can get back to the paddock as quickly as possible, while also improving efficiencies for pulse buyers and exporters.
“Viterra has multiple exporters operating within its system which provides a competitive environment for growers to sell their grain. The new weighbridge will make truck movements for all parties much smoother and speed up turnaround times.
“South Australia is the largest lentil producer in the country and we are focused on meeting the requirements of growers and export customers.”
Neil said this was the latest in a series of investments Viterra had made in its network recently.
“In addition to infrastructure investments across the state, we have purchased millions of dollars worth of equipment in the past two years including 21 new front end loaders, four new drive-over-hopper and stacker sets and more than 50 conveyor belt upgrades for the benefit of the full grain supply chain.”