Orkin Libya, the Libyan franchise for the US-based pest control company, participated in both the Libya Food event (March 13-16) and the Agriculture Exhibition (March 28-31) held in Tripoli.
Optimistic about Libya’s future
When asked by Libya Herald why they had decided to participate in these events, General Manager Simon Williams responded, “I am a big believer in the potential of Libya. We all recognize the challenges Libya is facing today, but our business is going relatively well, and we are optimistic about the future.
International standard fumigation services
Our focus is on the complex sites, particularly within the food sector, which is why we decided to participate in Libya Food. We believe we are the only company in Libya currently offering international standard fumigation services, particularly for stored grains.
20 percent of stored grain can be lost to pests
Worldwide, up to 20% of stored grain can be lost to pests, and Libya is currently not following the international practice of fumigating grain in silos. We understand that the government used fumigation to protect grain stores prior to the revolution, but since then, budgetary constraints have stopped the practice.
The Ukraine war: grain prices rising
Especially today, when grain is scarcer (the Ukraine war) and more expensive than ever before, it makes sense to invest in the relatively small expense of fumigation in order to protect what you have purchased.
Symbols of the return of Libya to normal commercial activities
Events such as the Agriculture Exhibition are an excellent opportunity to interact with relevant stakeholders, including the Ministry of Agriculture. As a company that is committed to contributing positively to the development of Libya, we love to support events like this because they are symbols of the return of Libya to normal commercial activities.”
Aldabaiba visits Orkin’s booth
The Orkin Libya booth was visited by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba during his tour of the Libya Food event. Orkin Contracts Manager, Debbie Hirst, who also runs the American Chamber of Commerce in Libya (AmCham Libya), had the opportunity to speak with him briefly. He commented that she was “everywhere”, and she reiterated her commitment to bringing the best to Libya because the Libyan people deserve it.
Orkin has several significant Libyan contracts
Orkin Libya began its operations in Libya approximately one year ago and has already won a number of significant contracts including with the Misrata Free Zone, the National Oil Company Clinic, various Whiba food production facilities and Judi for Food Industries. Orkin Libya reported that it is ISO certified and a member of the AmChamLibya.
For more information go to www.orkinlibya.com.