Chief Industries UK Ltd is now offering a new grain bin for the European market.

The silo is manufactured at the Chief facility in France and is produced to the latest EUROCODE criteria.

The silo is available as standard in capacities from 80m3 to 15,000m3 from the European facility, and up to 27,000m3 on special order.
The 1,077mm wall sheet height requires significantly fewer rings, seams and stiffeners. Combined with Chief’s exclusive ‘W’ stiffener, the bins offer unsurpassed strength, whilst reducing costly assembly time.
The ‘W’ stiffener is nearly twice as strong as the closest competing competitor. Designed to support the vertical load, the unique ‘W’ staggered stiffener system provides supplemental strength and fully supports overhead catwalks and conveyors.
The 120 × 11mm profile of the shallow form corrugated sheets minimizes the build up of residual grain on the silo wall during unloading.
The wall sheets are manufactured from high quality steel to EN 10326 and are Sendzimir galvanized to Z450 as standard and Z600 on request.
Roof panels are of Aluzinc AZ 185, which is superior to galvanized steel, and feature an interlocking ‘J’ rib design for outstanding strength and reduced assembly time.
All roofs have a 30° pitch with high peak load capacities and are designed to support additional loads imposed by conveyors, temperature cables, or heavier snow loads. The design meets anti-explosion criteria.

Buttle has a broad technical and sales background and has taken on his new role with characteristic energy.

The MD of Chief UK, Rod Watson, said that the appointment had come about due to the high degree of interest generated by regularly exhibiting full scale silos, dryers and cleaners at Lamma, Cereals & Highlands. So much so, that Chief’s existing sales team cannot dedicate the time that each individual UK customer deserves. Chief aims to emulate the successes and long-term customer relationships that it has enjoyed overseas for the previous decades.

It is intended that Buttle will offer more face-to-face assistance, quickly developing relationships with customers, agents and dealers and provide them with a dedicated service, with the full support of its existing sales force.


Chief Industries has been a manufacturer of grain storage silos, grain dryers and grain handling equipment for over 60 years, with manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, France and the USA. Project design is a speciality.

The agency for Marot cleaners, for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, is held by Chief UK.

In addition, full spares backup and service advice can be supplied for all Denis and Law Denis equipment, including the Law Denis dryer.