Long Grain Co. Ltd, a company specializing in rice production and distribution, recently inaugurated a $9 million state-of-the-art rice milling facility in Cambodia, South Asia region.
The company's ambition is that this facility will result in a significant increase in rice production, raising the figure by 33,000 tons per year to 200,000 tons by 2025. The company also plans to expand into other vertical products such as rice milk, rice cakes, grain spirits and rice oil.
The factory, strategically located in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia, covers an area of 68,809 square meters. They use innovative technologies that cover the entire process, from milling to distribution, with the main objective of maintaining the quality of the rice products produced.
They have also invested $9 million in the latest technology, including equipment for milling, bleaching, pulverizing, grading, and sorting, as well as modern packaging facilities.
Sanjay Dvir, who serves as Long Grain's Chief Executive Officer, explained that the new facility meets the growing global demand for rice supply and is equipped with state-of-the-art automation and design.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Cambodian government for its support, while emphasizing the company's commitment to expanding its market reach and maintaining its growth trend in the future. At its core, Long Grain embraces the values of commitment to quality, sustainability and positive contribution to society.
Long Grain itself also has a wide range of products including Jasmine Rice, Senkro Orub and other varieties. These products are distributed to various end users around the world. The company has established relationships as an exporter to various destinations, including the European Union, ASEAN countries, the Middle East region, and Africa.
In addition to focusing on providing quality products, Long Grain is also very concerned about environmental sustainability. They work with local farmers who actively implement water conservation practices, efforts to enhance biodiversity, and measures to improve soil health. This reflects Long Grain's role as a company at the forefront of an emerging industry.
Cambodia has demonstrated leadership in the rice industry. More than 70% of its arable land is dedicated to the rice sector, which in turn accounts for about 50% of the country's agricultural output.
Over the past two decades, Cambodia's rice market has experienced significant growth, with surplus production exported to international markets, particularly Europe.
According to the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, Cambodia's rice production is expected to reach 10.2 million tons in the 2023-24 marketing year, with approximately 1.91 million tons available for export. World rice production is estimated to reach 520.9 million tons in 2023-24, according to the USDA.