Trading in Africa | The AIM Co
Trading in Africa & Beyond
The AIM Co makes it easier to start trading in Africa and beyond. We offer a range of highly tailored solutions that are designed to meet the needs of our customers.
Exporting to Africa
Competitive research and investigation
Aim provides sector investigation of key industries in your target region, along with comprehensive market research to identify and size markets and penetration points quickly and effectively.
Supply chain identification and management
We are able to identify and manage exact supply chains, from the point of import in Southern Africa, all the way to the point of sale. We can also cost this supply chain for easier quoting.
Local permits for easier imports
Aim facilitates direct imports to target markets from experts at no additional cost. This acts much like it would if you had your own office in Africa, making the process far less stressful as a result.
Supply chain analysis
Our detailed supply chain analysis reveals the ideal routing, handling, transport, and bonded warehousing that suits the needs of international exporters.
Aim can assist with inventory control of products in South Africa, staging products for international exporters. Our value-added services are designed to give you as much value as possible without paying a fortune.
Trading from Africa
We form strategic partnerships with individual farmers and agribusiness companies, helping them connect to larger commercial companies.
Accurate, time-sensitive quoting
We remove one of the biggest barriers to trade, which is the inability to quote accurately or timeously. Our quoting instrument considers a wide range of factors, including exchange rate fluctuations, credit guarantee, product volume fluctuation and more.
Access to trade finance
Aim also assists by sourcing trade finance, which in turn ensures that transactions take place within a risk-managed environment.
Primary market investigations
Aim helps SMEs access international markets successfully through investigation of potential trade regions, logistics entry ports, market quantification and many other elements.
Marketing office, trade desk or export office establishment
Aim can also assist companies in developing their own marketing/trading/export desk or office. This is achieved through key market identification, critical path identification, quote instrument design, and other solutions.
AIM ASSISTANCE TO SMALL HOLDER FARMERS – COST EFFECTIVE, COMPACT…. BUT TOUGH!
MOBILE BATCH GRAIN DRYER
Increased drying, quality harvest and a healthy population. By reducing cereal losses through thorough processing, and improving health (reducing aflatoxins).
Light weight structure with longest pipe being 3m – complete pivot can be loaded on a bakkie.
No gearbox on wheels for reduced maintenance – uses chain and sprocket which improves efficiency – motor uses less power.
Motor does not stop and start like other pivots but is controlled by variable speed drive – no jerking of pivot – motor will last longer. This will also
improve water distribution due to constant speed
Adapted solutions to optimise water and energy use. Pivots and linears can be adapted to suit any surface from three to several hundred hectares, taking into account energy costs, water requirements of the crop, and labour.
175 TRAILED HARVESTER
The 175 model Trailed Harvester is available with headers for harvesting maize, soya beans, sorghum and sunflowers. The 175 combine has a unique intake and cleaning system. The main rotor with threshing beaters, enclosed by sieves, is angled to a specific degree to allow threshed crops to slide down and through the sieve to be collected in the holding hopper. The secondary rotor allows more threshing to remove as much unwanted material as possible.