Infastructure Punjab

New Processing Plant

Matco installed another state-of-the-art rice husking/parboiling plant on 15 Acres of land in Gujranwala, the world-renowned rice cultivating district of the country, popularly known as the “Basmati Bowl” of Pakistan. This expansion in the economically backward region aims to further enhance Matco’s role as a responsible rice exporter of Pakistan.

As the leading Basmati rice exporter from Pakistan, Matco understands that the most sought after world class basmati rice cannot be produced without world class rice processing plants. With the collaboration of the latest Japanese,  American, British & Indian technologies, this facility includes modern paddy dryers, rice parboiling units, and silos that monitor humidity, temperature and moisture of rice paddy. Matco envisions making this facility the single largest rice husking and parboiling plant in Pakistan. The hallmark of this plant is world class efficiency which focuses on preventing
10%-15% grain loss due to post-harvest losses.

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Procurement Team at Sadhoke

Matco’s dedicated paddy procurement team meets with rice growers and encourages them to sell their produce directly to the new plant. These efforts try and cut out the role of the notorious and unscrupulous middlemen or “aartis”, a common problem in Pakistan’s agriculture value-chain, ensuring that farmers get a fair price for their produce.

  • Rice storage capacity of the plant is 32,000 MT
  • Processing capacity of the plant is 500 MT of paddy per day
  • Paddy drying capacity of 25 MT/hr
  • Milling capacity is 10 MT/hr
  • Parboiling plant capacity is 100MT/Day

PUNJAB

Punjab is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of population; with approximately 62% of the country's total population inhabiting it. It is very important from the agricultural point of view, as around 70% of country’s total production depends on agriculture. The word Punjab is a combination of the Persian words panj (five) and ab (water), thus the (land of) five rivers.The five rivers are the tributaries of the Indus River namely Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej.The province is a mainly fertile region along the river valleys, while sparse deserts can be found near the border with Rajasthan and the Sulaiman Range.The landscape is amongst the most heavily irrigated on earth and canals can be found throughout the province. Weather extremes are notable from the hot and barren south to the cool hills of the north. The foothills of the Himalayas are found in the extreme north as well.The province is said to be the breadbasket of the country as agriculture continues to be the largest sector of its economy. Punjab contributes about 76% to annual food grain production in the country. Cotton and rice are important crops. Rice holds an important position among the cash crops of Pakistan. It not only fulfills the food requirements of the country but also earns a lot of foreign exchange from the export.