ANGOLA – Sanabel, one of the milling companies in Angola, has taken charge of operations at a 350 tonne per day (TPD) milling facility supplied by Italian milling equipment supplier Ocrim.

According to a report by World Grain, the company which ventured into milling two years ago, recently tested the mill located in Angola’s capital Luanda, signifying a successful completion of the project.

According to OCRIM, the construction took into consideration specifications requested by the customer for general optimization of the plant footprint in food safety and energy savings.

The milling section is made up of single and double-deck roller mills, on the main passages, to optimize the structure’s food print

The mill includes an intelligent design and cutting-edge machines, for this plant which are complete with a 420-ton flour silo and a 150-ton storage for by-products.

All managed by an automation system. also branded Ocrim, designed and built to simplify the activities of the mill, according to the Turkish equipment supplier.

To simplify the activities of the mill, Ocrim equipped the mill with a modern, state of the art cleaning section which is oriented towards energy and food safety.

.Hassan Noureddine, chief executive officer of Sanabel Group, said the company was glad to have chosen Ocrim for this project.

“It’s the first time that we have entrusted ourselves to Ocrim,” he said. “We have always heard of the Cremona, Italy-based company a sone of the most reliablein the world, and I must say that the result has exceeded our expectations.”

He further added that Ocrim was an attentive, innovative, and punctual partner. “The delivery times were fully respected, despite the complexities of the pandemic period. We at Sanabel have really appreciated it.”

Founded in 1945, OCRIM is a worldwide top player specializing in supplying wheat and maize milling plants, feed mills, and grain processing systems in general.

Sanabel’s new mill aligns with the governments strategy to localize wheat milling to offset imports which have increasingly become expensive and fast depleting the country’s precious foreign reserves.

For the last five years, Angola has opened four wheat flour mills increasing the milling capacity to approximately 1 million tonnes (wheat equivalent) and increasing wheat consumption to 890,000tonnes according to the Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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