Largest silo space in Austria: project in Aschach

The RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria has invested around 18 million euros to expand and modernize its location in Aschach (Upper Austria). The silo plant is embedded in a modern infrastructure and serves the acceptance, cleaning, storage and loading of grain.

The core competency of our client Franz Ruberg & Co. GmbH, which has been operating in the mill, plant and silo industry for more than 150 years, is mainly in the field of mechanical conveying technology.

ESA’s scope of work included electro technical work, planning, engineering, visualization, ESA OPICOM (delivery management software), delivery and assembly of the control cabinets (completely assembled, wired and tested), PLC hardware and software, commissioning, and the training of the staff on site.

In the course of the expansion, a new office building with a laboratory was built, in which ESA was also decisively involved. The construction work lasted from March 2016 to June 2017.

The new plant at a glance

photo: (c) Georges Schneider

  • Silo plants: 28 silos were built, including 22 steel silos and 6 concrete silos. The new silos offer a storage volume of 58,000 t. With the existing silos (12 steel silos and a concrete silo plant), a total storage volume of 150,000 t is available.
  • Offices: The new office building offers workstations, 2 truck scales and a laboratory
  • Machine house: The new machine house has two transfer aisles and a loading lane with a capacity of 220 t / h each.
  • Grain drying plant: A new cereal drying plant with an output of 500 t / day was installed on the outside.


Successful opening ceremonies

In June, Austria’s new agricultural terminal was officially opened in Aschach. About 1,500 visitors came to the grand opening of the Agrarterina on 11 July. As supporters of the event, we were also able to participate in the celebrations in Aschach.



One of the largest silo plants in Central Europe: located directly at the river Danube

photo: (c) Michael Charwat

With a storage capacity of 150,000 tonnes, this is now the largest grain chamber in Austria. This capacity corresponds to about 150 ships. Grain and oilseeds from Austria’s farmers are processed, stored and transported from here to commercial partners in Germany and abroad. With the feed producer “Garant Tiernahrung GmbH”, Agrana’s starch mill, as well as the Vog oil mill, which includes Rapso, three of the most important customers can be found on the spot. Thanks to its connection to road, rail and waterway, the location is a particularly attractive crossroads for Austrian agriculture.