Alapala completes mill in Abu Dhabi
Jan. 28, 2014
by World Grain Staff
CORUM, TURKEY — Alapala announced on Jan. 27 that it had completed the erection, commissioning and hand over of a new 400-tonne-per-day flour milling line for Grand Mills in Mina Port Zayed, Abu Dhabi.
Grand Mills is a part of The Agthia Group PJSC, agribusiness division. The contract involved the dismantling of the old flour milling line and the supply, erection and commissioning of a new state-of-the-art automated milling line in the existing building with the minimum amount of civil works to accommodate the new milling line.
The new milling line was completed within the stipulated time given by Grand Mills. This was carried out by a team of experienced supervisors and erectors from Alapala. Grand Mills has benefitted by reduction of the power consumption and less operating staff.
Agthia Group PJSC is listed in the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) with its symbol “Agthia,” which in Arabic means nourishment. The majority shareholding is held by SENAAT General Holding Corp., an Abu Dhabi government entity and the rest being held by institutional and individual investors.
The group, which has four divisions involved in the production of food, beverages and dairy products, is one of the largest in its sector in the UAE. It also has assets in Egypt and Turkey and employs 2,000 people overall.