Global grain milling and handling system technologies firm Alapala has recently completed a new flour mill project for Molinos Miraflores S.A. in Ambato, Ecuador.
Operating with an experience of 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 Ambato area, as a greenfield project completed in May 2021.
As one of the leading solution providers in grain milling technologies, Alapala was assigned for the supply and installation of the new flour mill on a turnkey basis including project design, manufacturing, project management, installation, and commissioning services. With the completion of this project, Alapala successfully delivered its 2nd turnkey reference project in the country.
The new flour mill of Miraflores 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 also 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 and 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.