Ekos Steel Mill, located in Dukem, has donated five manual threshing machines to the local community in the form of donations. Ekos Steel Mill PLC in collaboration with Yam workshop has developed multi crop threshers. The thresher will mainly be used in the shelling of teff, wheat, rice, sorghum, barley, millet and different types of crops.
The CEO said the machines had compact features in its structure, that is, good shape and reliable operation, featured by its high threshing rate, great performance and few losses of crop type.
As stated on the ceremony, the loss of grain during threshing is estimated to be from 15-25 percent depending on the crop type.
The ceremony was attended by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Tsion Tekle, State Minister of Trade Yohannes Dinkiayahu and other government officials.
Further in the future the company is planning to start producing these threshing machines for the local market.