The new plant for the state-owned flour producer Grain Silos & Flour Mills Organization (GSFMO) will be constructed in the southernmost port of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and boast a wheat processing capacity of 600 metric tonnes per 24 hours, according to a Bühler media release. Bühler will support the customer along the entire value chain of the project.
For the Swiss technology group, the contract represents a continuation of its 35-year-long partnership with Saudi Arabia. Since 1978, 50 per cent of all flour mills in the Kingdom have been supplied by Bühler. The largest flour mill supplied by Bühler to the Kingdom recently went into operation in the vicinity of Mecca and will supply food to the pilgrims visiting the city.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wheat imports and flour production and distribution are subsidised by the government. GSFMO is the country’s sole flour producer and works for the Ministry of Agriculture. Bühler signed the contract for the latest order with the Saudi minister of agriculture HE Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli.