JORDAN— Swiss technology group Bühler and Jordanian Al-Hazaa Investment Group have opened the Red Sea Flour (Ayla Mill) in Aqaba, Jordan powered by Bühler’s state-of-the-art technologies.
The mill which is owned and operated by Al-Hazaa Investment Group, is the largest mill in the southern region of Jordan, with a production capacity of 240 tons/day and a storage capacity of 3,000 tons.
Ayla Mill is equipped with the latest Bühler technologies including the operation system Mercury MES, Diorit roller mills, and Norit purifiers.
It will also be the first mill in Jordan to use the digital platform Bühler Insights, providing it with the latest data transparency and analytic tools to maintain optimal production efficiency 24/7.
“We are honored to be part of this new project with Al-Hazaa, supporting them in keeping the focus on innovation, efficiency, and quality,” said Marcel Scherrer, head of Wheat & Rye Business Unit at Bühler Group.
A step towards securing food security in the Middle East
With the opening of the mill, both Bühler and Jordanian Al-Hazaa Investment Group take another major step in addressing challenges in food security in the region. In the pursuit of this, the city of Aqaba was chosen as a strategic location for the mill.
As Jordan’s only seaport, the location of the mill at the port of Aqaba will facilitate the export of products to neighboring countries as well.
“Ayla Flour will play a key role in supplying superior quality flour to the south of Jordan and other countries, improving food security in the region,” said Jamal Al-Hazaa, Chairman of Al-Hazaa Investment Group.
“Through our long partnership with Bühler, that extends to more than 40 years, we have succeeded in establishing another essential project located on the Gulf of Aqaba, that will not only serve the Jordanian market but will also be a lighthouse for the entire region.”
As part of the Al-Hazaa Investment Group, which has more than 80 years of experience in the field of milling and operates a number of flour mills in four countries in the Middle East, Ayla Mill will be operating under the supervision of a highly qualified team.
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