AFIKIM, Israel, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The government of the Republic of
Belarus has awarded afimilk partner in Belarus, Promtechnika, a large-scale bid to set up 135 milking parlors by the end of 2012. As
part of this effort, Promtechnika and afimilk will also establish a
production line of afimilk management systems for marketing throughout
This award is a step in a government initiative to increase local milk
production by 50% over the next few years. The project is expected to
generate sizeable government expenditures, along with heavy investments
from out of the country.
Already, the Belarus government has started to invest heavily in milk
production and milking equipment, as well as in the establishment of
numerous dairy farms throughout the country.
"At every farm, we must introduce a new dairy complex either by
renovating an old one or building new one," said Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus.
"afimilk is investing anywhere in the world where farmers want to
improve the performance of their dairy farms," said Yuval Rachmilevitz, afimilk CEO. "In Belarus we found the ideal combination: a strong and aggressive
professional partner, Promtechnika, and a supportive government seeking
to dramatically increase milk production, using the best technology for
management and control."
For more than 12 years Promtechnika has been a producer and designer of
the most advanced dairy equipment - milk cooling tanks and milking
machines. About 42% percent of the total daily Belarusian milk yield is
cooled in Promtechnika cooling tanks.
afimilk provides dairy producers the technology and the knowledge to
profitably produce high quality milk. Committed to meeting all needs of
the modern dairy farm, afimilk seeks to enhance such crucial areas as
fertility, health, feed, herd planning, milk quality and farm
management. A technological pioneer, afimilk was the first to introduce
an electronic milk meter in 1979, a pedometer for monitoring cows'
health in 1984, a dairy farm management system in 1993, and an online
milk analyzer in 2008.
afimilk systems are at work in more than 50 countries on five
continents. Kibbutz Afikim and Fortissimo Capital, Israel's leading private equity firm, are the two shareholders in
For more information, visit afimilk website: http://www.afimilk.com or
Promtechnika website: http://www.promtechnika.com/en/
SOURCE: Afimilk Ltd.
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