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OLAM International, Ghana TEMA 500 MT Flour Mill Complex

Accra, Ghana

Total Production Capacity: 500 Tons per 24 hours

Structure Type: Pre-Engineered Steel Building (PEB)

Project Budget: 55,000,000 USD

Developer: OLAM International Inc.

Project Manager: PM Global Project Management Team

Contractor:  Alapala Machinery Inc.

Consultant: OLAM International-Ghana

Construction Period: 2010 – 2011

Olam International Limited, a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, unveiled the latest development in its grains supply chain in West Africa, a fully functional state-of-the-art wheat milling facility in Ghana, aimed at making the country self-sufficient in wheat flour.

Alapala Machine Industry and Trade Inc. which is one of the leading companies in the turn-key grain processing systems, was contracted by Olam International to carry out this prestigious project. The contract involved the complete supply of state of the art flour mill, with a capacity 500 t per 24 h of wheat and its engineering, pre-engineered steel building for the mill and storage silos with a capacity of 40, 000 t of wheat.

The complete project was completed and handed over in a record time of 8 months from the date of the completion of the building foundations. The new wheat milling facility is a stepping stone to Olam’s long-term strategy in Ghana, at a cost of $55 million. Olam Ghana employs over 500 people, increasing to nearly 1,500 in the next 3 years, of whom 100 will be employed at the new wheat facility. The production capacity of the plant is 115,000 metric tonnes of flour production per annum.

ALAPALA GROUP comprises 7 operating companies in 6 business sectors that are related to each other. The group seeks to maximize the value of its brands with the dynamic human resources and technological infrastructure. ALAPALA GROUP’s core business ALAPALA MACHINE was established in 1954. Alapala successfully designs, manufactures and installs turn-key FLOUR, SEMOLINA and FEED MILLS at any required capacity around the world. As a leading international milling supplier, Alapala has built flour, semolina and feed mills in more than 55 different countries including the most industrialized countries such as US, France and Italy. From research and development to sales and marketing Alapala is highly committed to the highest quality for all its products and services. The company’s phenomenal success is proof of this philosophy. High precision engineering, design and manufacturing, excellent after sales service distinguish this outstanding company in its sector. Today, the quality, the worldwide references and 55 years old experience in this sector has brought Alapala to be the one of the 3 best milling manufacturers in the entire world. Alapala’s manufacturing facility is located in Corum Turkey at a 20. 500 sqm closed area.

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