Leading grain technology company Bühler Group, has opened a wheat mill in Thika, Kenya with Bakex Millers, a local company.
Bakex Millers Limited, Thika-based grain miller, unveiled a new wheat mill as part of its strategy to increase production capacity together with grain technology giant Bühler Group. The new 300-tons per day wheat milling plant will increase the firm’s total daily production capacity to 550 tons per day, strengthening its presence in the market.
While launching the plant, the firm’s Managing Director Hiten Shah acknowledged that the demand for wheat products in the country had significantly gone up which has led to the acquisition of the modern facility to meet market demands. “This new mill we have installed will enable us to be more economical and efficient in production, as well as enable us to satisfy demand both from current and new customers”, Mr. Shah added.
The CEO of Grains & Food and Executive Board member of Bühler Group Mr. Johannes Wick said the new machine will set new standards in the production of quality wheat flour as it ensures sufficient extraction of the wheat content to meet market demands. “We plan to work more closely with Bakex Millers by replicating this technology in the production of other quality products in the market,’ Mr. Wick added.
Bakex Millers, the family-owned business which is a part of the Broadway Group of Companies, also includes Broadway Bakery Limited.
The mill facility is a five-story composite building occupying a total area of 1,300 square meters. It will also produce fine quality semolina, local pasta, spaghetti, and noodle.