The premier British name in milling technology, Henry Simon Milling, recently developed and installed a new flour mill for Grands Moulins du Benin (GMB), which was successfully commissioned in September 2021.

The new milling plant’s full equipment was supplied and built on a turnkey basis by Henry Simon Milling as part of GMB’s capacity expansion project, including process design, manufacture, project management, and installation services.

GMB’s flour milling factory is in Cotonou, Benin, and the new production line is housed in the same building as the company’s other machinery and equipment.

The new manufacturing line, supplied and built by Henry Simon, has a daily capacity of 200 tons, processing imported hard, semi-hard, and soft wheat to create bakery flour for sale in Benin and neighboring countries.

The state of art milling machinery 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.

The Scada’s high ability for generating 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.