10 000 t

Up to
10,000 tonnes can be stored in a silo.

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Grain storage: the grain silo

What is a grain silo?  

The silo facilitates the proper storage of grain (wheat, corn, barley, rapeseed, rye, soya...), as it complies with hygiene and safety regulations. Steel silos protect grain against bad weather, pests and diseases. Silos enable humidity and temperature to be controlled, preserving grain quality over a long period. Flat storage is more vulnerable to pest infestation.

In this way, the silo preserves, and even improves, the quality of stored grain to meet market demands and regulatory requirements.

Silos outperform storage buildings in : 

- Staff health and safety. 

- Consumer health. 

- Grain handling. 

- Pest control. 

- Respect for the environment. 

- Allotment of grains. 

Privé silos are cylindrical, as this is the optimum shape for distributing forces. Storage space is maximized at the top. Flat grain storage, on the other hand, requires more space, as the grains are distributed over a larger surface area.

Privé silos are made of galvanized steel to resist corrosion. With these materials, Privé silos are durable and inexpensive to maintain.

Silos are filled from the top using grain conveying equipment such as bucket elevators, augers and pulsed air.

The benefits

Privé SA has been manufacturing silos in France for over 60 years.

Privé SA exports 50% of its production.

Privé SA is ISO 9001 certified.

Our different grain silos :

Privé SA offers grain silos for storage organizations and on-farm storage.

Grain silo components - storage and farming organizations.

Why choose Privé for your silo?

Privé was founded in 1946. It has specialized in the manufacture of silos for grain storage since 1958. Over the years, the company has built up a worldwide reputation. Today, its expertise is recognized worldwide.

Privé guarantees its grain silos for 10 years (see general sales conditions).

How do you store and condition wheat to maintain its quality?

Grains are living organisms. Given the right environmental conditions, grains will naturally germinate to form a new plant. Stored grains form an ecosystem.

The quality of stored grain results from the grain itself and its environment.

Whatever the storage conditions, grains breathe in the presence of oxygen. Grain moisture content and temperature influence the intensity of respiration, which leads to a natural loss of mass.

To limit dry matter loss and prevent germination, the grain silo is the best solution. The grain silo can be fitted with thermometry instruments to optimize ventilation.

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Privé SA has a network of dealers. 

Depending on your project, we can provide you with the contact details of an installer who can send you a quotation for a complete installation (silos, elevators, conveyors, reception pit, etc.) or we can send you a quotation. 

Privé SA manufactures all its products in France, in the Marne department, at Châlons-en-Champagne (200 km east of Paris). 

Privé SA offers a 10-year warranty on its installations (see GTC).

Privé SA can sell equipment ex works or deliver it directly to the worksite.

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