COTONOU, BENIN – Henry Simon Milling recently announced that it has built and delivered a new flour mill for Grands Moulins du Benin (GMB), which was commissioned in September 2021.

GMB’s flour mill is in the city of Cotonou in the West African country of Benin.

All of the new mill’s equipment was supplied and built by Henry Simon Milling on a turnkey basis including the process design, manufacturing, project management, and installation services.

The new production line was installed in the same building with the company’s existing machinery and equipment.

Supplied and installed by Henry Simon, the new production line has daily production capacity of 200 tonnes, processing imported hard, semi-hard, and soft wheat to produce bakery flour for distribution within Benin and neighborhood countries.

The state-of-the-art milling equipment, including roller mills (HSRM), quadro plansifters (HSQP 830G) with large sieve boxes, and purifiers (HSPU), are equipped with Advanced Sensor Technology. This technology allows real-time monitoring of operating conditions of machines to ensure high reliability, efficiency, and operational safety in the milling process.

The advanced automation system of the plant provides an integrated and easy process management ability, with the centralized monitoring of the entire process from the wheat intake to flour packaging, Henry Simon said.

The Scada’s detailed reports on production data, extraction, maintenance plan, and error log, etc., is another advanced feature of the automation system.

The remote connection feature also enables the Henry Simon after-sales team to access the mill from long distances whenever required for technical assistance including inspection, error diagnosis, calibration, and troubleshooting.

Henry Simon Ltd. was established in 1878 as a British company that and become a world leader in the flour milling sector. Headquartered in Manchester, England, the company builds turnkey grain milling plants worldwide.