ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Alapala recently completed a new flour mill project for Molinos Miraflores SA in Ambato, Ecuador.
Operating for more than 100 years, Molinos Miraflores is one of the most preferred flour brands in Ecuador today. The company decided to invest in a new flour milling plant in the Ambato area, which was completed in May.
Alapala supplied and installed the flour turnkey facility, including project design, manufacturing, project management, installation, and commissioning services. With the completion of the project, Alapala successfully delivered its second turnkey reference project in the country.
The mill operates with a capacity of 150 tons per day, using hard and semi-hard wheat to produce high-quality bakery and cake flours for domestic distribution. The new steel silos of the plant have a total grain storage capacity of 4,500 tons, integrated with an intake pit and pre-cleaning system.
The steel structure of the new flour mill was provided by Alapala Construction, which specializes in the design, supply, and construction of industrial buildings worldwide.
The flour mill has an advanced automation system combined with Scada software. By enabling centralized monitoring of the entire process from wheat intake to flour packaging, the system provides integrated process control and traceability advantages. The system also has an advanced report generation ability for production, yield, efficiency, etc. data.
The remote connection feature of the system also enables the Alapala after-sales team to access the mill for technical assistance, including inspection, error diagnosis, calibration, and troubleshooting.