Alicorp SAA, Peru’s largest flour miller and a company with wide-ranging business interests, has expanded its flour production capabilities by nearly 50% at its plant in the Callao district near Lima, the nation’s capital.

The nine-floor, 1,700-square-meter plant now can produce 1,580 tonnes of flour (wheat equivalent) per day, an increase of 500 tonnes. The expansion, which was executed in existing space inside the building, includes a new milling line that features fully automated Bühler equipment.

The project included the installation of 35 Bühler roller mills, 3 plansifters, an automated bagging carousel and an optical grain sorter.

Other highlights of the project are the erection of wheat storage silos, the installation of concrete silos for wheat conditioning, and a truck filling station for flour and byproducts.