ITALY – Global grain milling and handling system technologies provider, Alapala is set to acquire a majority of the shares of Axor Srl in an effort to bolster its capabilities in pasta technologies. 

Alapala already has created a name for itself as a leading provider of turnkey wheat, semolina, maize, and feed mills with over 700 successfully completed projects. 

Italian pasta technology company, Axor Srl is, on the other hand,  a leader in its field, delivering pasta production plants worldwide. 

Under the deal, the two leaders in grain milling technology will expand their strategic partnership to build integrated plants for the food industry.  

“As one of the world’s leading grain processing technology groups, we have extended our operations to pasta technologies industry through an acquisition,” Alapala Holding CEO Görkem Alapala said. 

The two companies have committed to continue operating in international markets in this niche sector and pledged to continue our production of the pasta technologies in Italy. 

“By combining our networks through the partnership between Alapala and Axor Srl, we will be able to supply integrated plants,” Alapala added. 

Alapala to build Marata Group’s first flour mill 

Meanwhile, Marata Group, a leading consumer goods company in Brazil, has chosen Alapala to build its 600-tpd turnkey greenfield flour mill in Sergipe, Brazil. 

According to Alapala, the facility will be the first investment of the consumer goods company that is in the milling sector.  

The group already has a conglomerate of companies operating in the most diverse market segments, including food, agrobusiness (livestock, corn and citrus farming), disposables, plastic packages, civil construction, and export. 

Alapala will be providing the entire plant from project design and construction to automation and engineering.  

Backed by regional partnership, the project will be built, completed, and supported with service, warehouse, and local management of Alapala in the region together with Ampla. 

Earlier in September, Alapala announced that it will build a 10-tonne-per-hour feed mill in Khartoum, Sudan, with an estimated opening date of February 2022. 

The mill includes a sorghum intake and storage unit, sorghum flake unit, cake grinding unit, silage handling unit, mixing unit, and storage unit. 

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