Rangpur Himagar is part of the NAZ Group and is located in North-West Bangladesh, in Rangpur. It is a potato trading company which sells potatoes from its own cold storage on the domestic and export market. In addition, the company offers cold storage services to potato growers and traders who pay storage rent. The capacity of the storage facility is 250,000 bags and the facility consists of four rooms of each four levels.
As a result of the demonstrated improved Dutch storage, sorting and packaging equipment, the overall storage and handling conditions will improve. Due to these improved conditions an increased number of potatoes will be graded as export quality for which the company receives a higher price than for the lower-quality potatoes destined for the local market.
Due to the improved potato quality and related higher revenue potential, Rangpur Himagar is triggered to have more ‘own stock’ in its storage. The risk of the storage loss is therefore shifted more towards the owner of the produce, in this case Rangpur Himagar.
In order to enable other growers and traders to also benefit from the improved sorting equipment, the company offers ‘sorting services’.