Uzbek flour milling companies invest in new modern lines to meet growing demand

UZBEKISTAN – The increasing demand of wheat from Uzbekistan’s consumers, which grew from 7.7 million tonnes in 2010 to 9.7 million tonnes in 2017, is opening up new opportunities for increased local milling capacities, even as the country progresses into becoming self-sufficient in wheat production.

To further strengthen the country’s local processing capabilities, Samarkand Don Maxsulotlari JSC and Namangan Don Maxsulotlari JSC, some of Uzbekistan’s pioneers in the grain processing sector, have invested in new lines.

Samarkand Don Maxsulotlari enterprise began in 1963 as a project developed by the Kuibyshev Design Institute and started their operations with a 240 ton daily capacity flour mill which was built and commissioned in 1966.

Today the company operates a modern mill with new technologies, which is supplied by Alapala, a leading supplier for milling machinery and turnkey flour mill installations in turn-key basis, including the project design, manufacturing and installation services.

The flour mill has 200 TPD capacity processing high quality hard and soft local wheat, to produce bakery flour for local distribution in Samarkand region. The mill is also installed in a new concrete building, which is in conformity with high sanitation standards.

The mill the plant is managed by an advance automation system with central process monitoring, detailed reporting, and remote connection advantages for instant error diagnosis as well.

Alapala is very active in Uzbekistan, thanks to its wide local network with the country office and spare parts warehouse in Tashkent city, as well as numeours references all over the country.

The company has also delivered a new milling plant to Namangan Don Maxsulotlari JSC, which according to a statement issued by the milling equipment supplier, started production in April 2020.

Being the newest one of 11 Alapala mills in country, the new plant for Namangan Don Maxsulotlari has a capacity of 250 TPD processing high quality hard and soft local wheat, to produce bakery flour for local distribution in Namangan region.

The foundations of Namangan Don Maxsulotlari JSCcompany depends on February 1959 as a decision given by the agricultural ministery. The first flour mill installed with 240 ton daily capacity, and started production in 3th of February 1964 as the birthday of the company.

Today the company operates in flour and feed milling businesses, and their existing flour milling plant has been renovated by replacing the old equipment with modern Alapala technology.

Alapala says that the mill operates efficiently with an advanced automation system, that allows the centralized monitoring of complete cleaning, milling and packaging processes. “The system also brings the remote connection advantage for real-time error diagnosis,” the company says.

The projects are expected to boost the country’s efforts of shifting its grains sector to a more market-oriented system. In a March Grains Market Report, the International Grains Council (IGC) forecasted Uzbekistan’s 2019-20 grains production at 7.6 million tonnes, unchanged from its figure of a month earlier and up from 6.6 million tonnes the previous year.

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