A quick interview with Wassime Khaoua, Silos Córdoba’s Regional Director for North Africa and Saudi Arabia by Agroligne Magazine.
Silos Córdoba specialises in the manufacture of steel silos for grain storage. After more than ten year’s presence in the African continent, Silos Córdoba has gained a wide knowledge of the African agricultural sector, which has a great development potential. In this quick interview, Wassime Khaoua, Regional Director for North Africa and Saudi Arabia, talks about the different products the company is developing, insisting on innovation, a crucial factor for the growth of the company.
Agroligne: What are the main activities of Silos Córdoba? How many years of experience do you have?
Wassime Kaoua: Silos Córdoba focuses on the manufacture of steel silos for grain storage around the world. We offer a wide range of silos for grain storage (flat-bottomed silos, hopper silos, truck load silos and farm silos), and we have more than 40 years of experience.
You offer solutions in several areas. Could you give us an overview of the solutions you offer?
In addition to a large selection of grain storage solutions, our first activity, we also manufacture a full line of handling equipment, feed mills, livestock equipment, metal structures and cladding.
How does innovation enter into the development of your activities?
We live in a rapidly changing world, and, to keep up with this constant change, we have to adapt and create products in line with the most innovative technologies. To do this, our company has a research and development department, and product innovation is one of our main activities.
How long have you been present on the African continent?
Our first operation on the African market was more than 10 years ago.
Is there growth potential for the agricultural and agri-food sector in Africa? What must be done to exploit this potential?
Indeed, Africa has everything it needs to develop its agricultural sector: technologies, workforce and other means to exploit its enormous potential. Besides, the African countries have all the natural resources, arable land, water, climate diversity… All this provides great autonomy in all senses, the first thing to do is to stop relying on other continents to feed them, and start relying on their own resources for this purpose.