DHAKA, BANGLADESH — Bühler AG has formally handed over the Rupshi Flour Mill to City Group in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Rupshi Flour Mill, one of the largest flour mills in the world, was installed in a record 24 months and is already in full operation. The handover ceremony took place at City Group’s production plant on the banks of the Shitalakshya River, 30 kilometers outside Dhaka.
“We are very happy to have one of the largest flour mills on our site, and we want to congratulate Bühler for being a partner on our journey to provide affordable nutrition,” said Md. Hasan, director, City Group.
The Rupshi Flour Mill is City Group’s largest flour mill, with eight milling lines producing 625 tons each. It can produce a total of 6,150 tons per day of flour under one roof. The project was executed in a record 24 months since the December 2019 signing of the contract between Bühler and City Group.
“This means a lot to Bühler,” said Johannes Wick, chief executive officer, Grains & Food, Bühler. “We are very excited about working together with City Group. We are very happy that we were able to contribute to this project. It was built in record time; in two years we’ve built this mill together.”
City Group is Uzwil, Switzerland-based Bühler’s biggest customer in Bangladesh, and their partnership dates to 1996. Bühler is behind many installations in City Group’s enormous production plant. That includes 39 silos in the food park that have 305,000 tons storage capacity.
City Group, one of the biggest food conglomerates in Bangladesh, supplies one-third of the country’s total demand. From its Dhaka production plant, City Group produces mustard, sunflower, soybean oil, flour, lentils, and rice. The company produces flour under the TEER brand and supplies local consumers, bakeries and restaurants.