KENYA – Turkey’s premier milling equipment company Alapala has expanded its presence in the Eastern African region with the opening of its new office in Kenya.
Located in the country’s capital city Nairobi, the new base is part of its global expansion and is aimed to better serve its local customers.
“With continued growth and our commitment to providing outstanding service, we are now even stronger in East Africa with our new office in Nairobi,” highlighted Alapala on a LinkedIn post.
The announcement comes almost a year after it completed the installation of the newest flour mill reference at the National Flour Mill Company in Somaliland.
Being the first flour mill in the country, it was commissioned in April 2020 and has started operations.
The mill has a processing capacity of 110,000 MT wheat annually, using hard and semi-hard wheat to produce high-quality bakery flour mainly domestic consumption.
“With continued growth and our commitment to providing outstanding service, we are now even stronger in East Africa with our new office in Nairobi.”Alapala
In the same year, the company installed a new flour mill reference at Flour Mills Company in Morocco making it it’s third turn-key flour mill project in the country.
The new plant has a processing capacity of 300 tonnes per day, processing local semi-hard wheat and three different variants of bakery flour mainly for domestic consumption.
Alapala is very active in the Africa market with its local existence via branches, country offices, and a wide representative network; as well as numerous flour, semolina, and maize mill references throughout the region ie. Senegal, Zambia, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ghana.
Alapala continues work on projects across the globe
The global company with over 600 turn-key references worldwide in over 120 countries in 4 continents, is continuing with turnkey projects, including modernizations and feed milling facilities across the world in 2021 despite the effects of the pandemic.
According to World Grain, Alapala has delivered 11 projects among 54 projects in the pipeline in Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada and the Middle East.
Currently, it is working on a total of 34 ongoing turnkey projects, including flour mills, maize mills and semolina mills.
In addition to these ongoing projects, there are four modernization projects, five turnkey feed mills and one rice mill project. In 2021 Alapala will continue to provide solutions for these 44 projects in 27 countries.
As the importance of establishing sustainable food systems grows, companies increasingly are opting for more productive and efficient ways of production, Alapala said. Modernization of mills is an important step to gain cost, efficiency, and productivity advantages.
Alapala offers a wide range of modernization services, including the redesigning of milling diagrams and flow sheets, replacement of existing equipment for better performance and improved efficiency, and integration of new solutions and technologies. This results in increased overall efficiency, along with improved productivity and quality.
In addition to offering a wide range of solutions, products and services for grain milling facilities, Alapala is a partner for the global feed milling industry through its group company Alapala Feed Tech.
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