TURKEY — Grain milling and handling system technologies company Alapala is celebrating the life of Milan Shah who until his death was the company’s technical director.  

Milan Shah, a Kenyan by birth, had a mechanical engineering degree from Bristol and over 20 years of experience in the milling sector.  

He had served Alapala for over 10 years in various positions and until his demise, he was serving as the Technical Director where oversaw a number of functions including engineering, research, and development. 

In a statement, Alapala described Milan Shah as a great leader whose vision and guidance inspired Alapala adding that his steller leadership will continue to be a beacon for the team. 

“Milan Shah had great contributions not only to Alapala but also to the whole milling industry with a wealth of technical knowledge,” Alapala added.  

In a LinkedIn post, Alapala CEO Gorkem Alapala described Milan as a very kind, caring, and genuine person with so many great qualities both as a human and as a professional. 

“It has been more than 14 years since we have met and worked together. We have great memories and accomplishments together that ı will never forget,” Gorkem Alapala added.

Meanwhile, Alapala continues to provide technical support and maintenance to grain millers with the aim of ensuring the continuity of operations in mills. 

The company offers a comprehensive range of professional services to ensure its customers have access to optimum solutions required to maintain a high level of productivity and efficiency. 

The company’s services include providing spare parts, performing periodic maintenance, preventing downtime, capacity building through training, and immediate intervention through remote connection. 

Alapala notes that preventive and periodic maintenance reduces downtime and repair costs, ensuring business continuity and allowing millers to meet their business objectives. 

With three distribution centers and over 45 offices around the world, Alapala says it can provide up-to-the-minute inventory information on request to keep milling plants operating at optimum productivity. 

Continuing its work of improving milling efficiency across the globe, Alapala recently completed a mill renovation project for Kodandaram Flour Mills in India. 

The renovation included the replacement of the equipment in the milling section with the new generation Alapala machinery comprising of Similago II Roller Mills, and Aurora 828 Jumbo Plansifters.  

The company also updated the million line with new Arion Purifiers along with bran finishers, detachers, control sifters, and the pneumatic conveying installation among other infrastructure upgrades. 

Earlier in May, Alapala completed a new flour mill project for Molinos Miraflores SA in Ambato, Ecuador where it supplied and installed the flour turnkey facility, including project design, manufacturing, project management, installation, and commissioning services.  

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