Start a Business in Maize and Wheat Flour Milling
Maize and Wheat Flour milling in many African countries present huge business opportunities....
With a growing population, there is scope for establishing maize and wheat flour mills in important commercial centres in the rural or urban areas.
There are two approaches of running a flour mill business:
The first one is where the consumers bring with maize grains for grinding, the mill owner charges at a definite rate either in terms of money or a part of grinded grains (the rate is usually decided on per kg basis). Most of small maize mills (capacity less than 1,000 Kgs/day) are involved in such practices only.
The second approach is where the own buys maize grains, mill them into flour, packaged the flour and sell packaged flour to the retailers or consumers. This is the best option for medium scale mill (capacity over 1000 Kgs/day).
Please find below a project profile and a sample business plan to guide you in planning your maize milling business:
Small Scale Maize Milling Plant for less than USD10,000
Medium Scale Maize Mill Plant for less USD 100,000
Large Scale Milling Plants for above USD 100,000
African Micro Mills,
a manufacturer of mills in South Africa offers different types of mills: Faribon unit mills just over 50kgs per hour, whereas the Agrex range consists of 40 different mill types in the 1ton-3ton/hour categories. For the 4ton-50ton/hour, Omas series provides EU origin certified global milling technology, complete with guaranteed extraction rates and a full 2 year mechanical warranty.