WEST JAVA, INDONESIA — Indofood Sukses Makmur, one of Indonesia’s largest food companies and the country’s largest integrated flour miller, plans to build a new flour mill in Cibitung (West Java) for the company’s Bogasari milling unit, according to Indonesia Investments.
Franciscus Welirang, director of Indofood Sukses Makmur, told the news outlet that Bogasari’s flour mills are producing close to their maximum capacity. Construction of the new mill will allow the company to mill 200,000 tonnes more flour per year, he added.
Bogasari currently operates two flour mills in Indonesia, one in Jakarta and one in Surabaya (East Java), with grinding capacity of 10,450 and 6,000 tonnes per day, respectively. Bogasari became part of the Indofood group in 1995, and produces a range of flour products sold under brands such as Cakra Kembar, Segitiga Biru, Kunci Biru, and Lencana Merah. The company also produces pasta for both domestic and export markets under the La Fonte brand.Bogasari’s operations are supported by a maritime unit of five post panamax and five handy/supramax vessels, which are used to transport wheat raw materials from Australia, Canada and the United States. The company also operates an in-house packaging unit that produces degradable polypropylene bags to support its packaging requirements.