SWEDEN – Turkey-based global supplier of grain milling and handling system technologies Alapala has agreed to build a new mill for Abdon Invest AB in Vasteras, Sweden.
Founded in 1968 by the brothers Leif and Rolf Abdon, Abdon Food is one of the leading cereal companies in the Nordic region specializing in cereals, bread, flour and gluten free products.
The new mill is aimed at strengthening the offer of locally produced products and improving its environmental impact through reduced transportation.
To achieve its objective, Abdon Food partnered with Alapala which has an impressive record of more than 700 successfully completed mills across the globe.
The two companies have agreed to work together to build a greenfield mill with a wheat flour capacity of 275 T/24h and a rye flour capacity of 25T/24h.
Using locally supplied raw materials, this new mill will produce wheat and rye flour for domestic consumption.
The mill’s steel construction, as well as special internal square bins will be provided by Alapala Construction, an Alapala Group company which specializes in the design, supply, and construction of industrial buildings worldwide.
All equipment will be provided in compliance with European norms and the ATEX directive for explosion protection.
The mill will also have a remote connection feature allowing 24/7 access to Alapala after-sales team for technical assistance including inspection, error diagnosis, calibration, and troubleshooting.
Alapala is well-known for its highly robust automation systems that enable the entire process to be centrally monitored, using Scada software and remote connection.
These systems offer integrated process control and traceability advantages, along with advanced report generation for data such as production, yield, and efficiency.
Upon the successful completion of this significant project, Alapala’s first in the region, the company will add a new one to the long list of its global achievements.
Alapala targets 20% growth in 2022
Meanwhile, Alapala has revealed that it is targeting to achieve 20% growth in terms of turnkey projects completed in 2022.
The company successfully delivered 24 turnkey projects in 16 countries, as well as numerous machinery exports to different parts of the world in 2021.
Some of turnkey project highlights from last year were completed in Angola, Bangladesh, UAE, Ecuador, and India, whereas some of important projects in this year’s scope are in Brasil, Panama, Belgium, Kosovo, Qatar, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
Alapala CEO Görkem Alapala stated that there are more than 40 turnkey projects in their existing project portfolio of 2022.
The projects are spread across in 27 countries with a total value of US$120 million, the Alapala CEO revealed.
He also stated that with the completion of these projects, they target to reach over 900 projects as the total number of the group’s references across the globe.
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