BUA inks deal for 3 new flour milling plants in Nige­ria

Will add 2400tpd to raise ex­ist­ing ca­pac­ity to 4000tpd Will deepen BUA’s food pro­cess­ing foot­print Milleral, Turk­ish firm, prom­ises ef­fi­cient, ad­vanced, world class fa­cil­ity

Business a.m. - - MANUFACTUR­ING & INDUSTRY - busi­ness a.m.

BUA GROUP, THE FOODS AND man­u­fac­tur­ing con­glom­er­ate founded by bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man, Ab­dul Sa­mad Rabiu, is look­ing to ex­pand its foods pro­cess­ing foot­print across West Africa with the an­nounce­ment over the week­end that it has inked a deal with Turk­ish firm, Milleral, the man­u­fac­turer and in­staller of ma­chin­ery and turnkey plants for milling grains.

The agree­ment was sealed in La­gos, Nige­rian for Milleral to build three new state-of-the-art flour milling plants in Nige­ria with a com­bined ca­pac­ity of 2400 tonnes per day (tpd) made up of 800tpd for each of the three plants to be built.

The ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity will raise BUA’s to­tal flour milling ca­pac­ity to 4000tpd as it cur­rently op­er­ates in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 1,600 tonnes per day with five lines of pasta of 720 tonnes per day, a state­ment is­sued by the gorup ex­plained.

At the sign­ing cer­e­mony, Ab­dul Sa­mad Rabiu, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of BUA Group, spoke of the ex­cite­ment in the group for the part­ner­ship with Mil­larel to build the plants:

“We are ex­cited about this part­ner­ship with Milleral to de­velop our new state-ofthe-art flour milling plants in Nige­ria with a to­tal milling ca­pac­ity of 2,400tons per day bring­ing BUA’s to­tal in­stalled ca­pac­ity to 4,000tons per day upon com­ple­tion in 2021. This will fur­ther deepen our in­volve­ment in the foods pro­cess­ing sec­tor as well as help en­hance food se­cu­rity in Nige­ria and the West African re­gion,” Rabiu said.

Mustafa Ozdemir, chair­man, Milleral, who said they were elated by the de­vel­op­ment, added that “Milleral in­tends to bring its ex­pe­ri­ence in­stalling ma­chin­ery and turnkey plants across the world to bear in build­ing an ef­fi­cient, ad­vanced and world class fa­cil­ity for BUA.”

The plants are all lined up for com­ple­tion next year. The BUA Group said that upon com­ple­tion, the pro­posed plants will po­si­tion BUA as one of the lead­ing play­ers in flour milling in West Africa.

A state­ment de­scrib­ing the arm of the group that’s likely to be re­spon­si­ble for the busi­ness, noted that “BUA Foods is the agribusi­ness and foods pro­cess­ing di­vi­sion of BUA Group, with di­verse in­vest­ments in the agri­cul­tural value chain in sugar, rice, ed­i­ble oils, flour milling and pasta. BUA cur­rently op­er­ates in­stalled flour milling ca­pac­ity of 1,600 ton­ness per day and 5 lines of pasta of 720 tonnes per day

Milleral has been man­u­fac­tur­ing and in­stalling ma­chin­ery and turnkey plants for milling grains like wheat, corn, rye, oat to get flour and semolina for 27 years.

The com­pany of­fers prod­ucts, plants and ser­vices that can ap­peal the ne­ces­si­ties in all parts of the world; from Mid­dle East to South East Asia, from South Amer­ica to Africa, adding that it con­tin­ues to work with team spirit by de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies needed by the global econ­omy and man­u­fac­tures its prod­ucts per­fectly ac­cord­ing to cus­tomer de­mands.

Ab­dul Sa­mad Rabiu, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of BUA Group

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