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Armenia heavily depends on imported wheat grain, main source of importing grain is Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. Grain importers market is very limited only 3-4 companies are importing grain. Main importers are also ones who have milling capacity. Those 3 companies are covering almost 95 % of local market needs in terms of grain/ wheat flour. 

Milling Company: Manana Grain Mill 

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Modus Granum LLC 

2 Hayriyan St. v. Armash, marz Ararat, Armenia 

Name: Gurgen Nikogosyan Title: Owner 

Email: manangrain@mail.ru 

Tel: +374 91 407 088; 

+374 224 22112 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Manana Grain Mill is located in the south from Yerevan at Arart Marz Village close to Armenian Azerbajian (Nakhijevan) border. It is privately owned company that provides almost 25% of wheat flour forArmenia 

 

Facilities 

Parking area inside compound m² 

Yes, 4,000 m² 

Drainage (Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent) 

ü Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Number of Ventilators 

10 

Screened 

Electricity Load (KVA) 

55 KVA 

Backup Generator (Yes / No / KVA) 

YES 

55 KVA

 

Milling Equipment 

Origin of Machinery 

Year of Mfg 

Year of Installation 

Condition 

Swiss 

2000 

2007 

Operational 

 

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed 

Type of Equipment 

Yes/No 

Number 

Owned 

Comments 

Fortification Feeder 

No 

0 

No 

n/a 

Bag Cleaning Plant 

Yes 

1 

Yes 

Complete cycle of bag making 

Moisture Tester 

Yes 

1 

Yes 

n/a 

De-stoning Plant 

Yes 

2 

Yes 

n/a 

Metal Extractor 

Yes 

2 

Yes 

n/a 

 

Staffing 

Number of full time skilled workers 

20 

Number of full time labourers 

330 

Building 

 

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

25 

15 

8 

Building – Maize Mill 

10 

10 

5 

Walls 

Stone / Concrete 

Roof 

Zinc plated Sheets 

Floor 

Concrete 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness 

 

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

n/a 

n/a 

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No) 

n/a 

n/a 

Cleanliness (Good / Poor) 

n/a 

n/a 

 

Pest Control 

Fumigation 

As needed 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted 

(Yes / No) 

Yes 

Spraying 

Yes 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted 

(Yes / No) 

YES 

Rodenticides 

Yes 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted 

(Yes / No) 

YES 

Rodent Trapping 

Yes 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted 

(Yes / No) 

 

 

Security 

Security (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced) 

Fenced 

 

Access 

Distance from main town (km) 

60 km from Yerevan 

Travel time if not located in town (hours) 

1 hour 

Road condition to Mill 

Good 

Road limitation (if any)  

No limitation 

Rail connections (Yes / No) 

Yes 

On the railway from 

Yerevan To Armash

 

Milling Capacity (mt) 

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

250 

6000 

Capacity to Blend

N/A Local standards do not require fortification
Loading and Discharge Rates

AMD 250 per mt (US$ 0.47)

 

Transport Capacity at Mill

Mill have its own 4 KAMAZ trucks who are involved in what flour distribution within their own network 


Milling Company: Bagramyan Mill 

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Bagramyan Mill (Alex Grig LLC) Karkert Villige Ararat Distr. 

Name: Sayat Gasparyan Title: General Director 

Email: bagramyanflour@mail.ru 

Tel: +374 10 730 880 

Fax: +374 10 730 880 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Bagramyan Mill (Owner Alex Grig LLC) is biggest mill in the South Caucasus, build in late 1980s and completely privatized and one of major food importing companies, ‘Lusgh Astex’ 

This company covers currently almost 65% of all wheat flour needs for local market. 

The company is equipped with a silo type warehouse for grain with a total capacity of 80,000 mt. The mill is located about 60 km south of Yerevan and has a rail connection 

 

Facilities 

Parking area inside compound m² 

Yes, 8,000 m² 

Drainage (Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent) 

ü Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Number of Ventilators 

26 

Screened 

Electricity Load (KVA) 

155 KVA 

Backup Generator (Yes / No / KVA) 

YES 

80 KVA

 

Milling Equipment 

Origin of Machinery 

Year of Mfg 

Year of Installation 

Condition 

Swiss 

2000 

2007 

Operational 

 

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed 

Type of Equipment 

Yes/No 

Number 

Owned 

Comments 

Fortification Feeder 

No 

0 

No 

n/a 

Bag Cleaning Plant 

Yes 

1 

Yes 

Complete cycle of bag making 

Moisture Tester 

Yes 

1 

Yes 

n/a 

De-stoning Plant 

Yes 

2 

Yes 

n/a 

Metal Extractor 

Yes 

2 

Yes 

n/a 

 

Staffing 

Number of full time skilled workers 

20 

Number of full time labourers 

330 

 

Building 

 

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

45 

25 

15 

Building – Storage 

61 

10 

10 

Walls 

Stone ( concrete structure) 

Roof 

Concrete 

Floor 

Concrete 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness 

 

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Cleanliness (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Good 

 

Pest Control 

Fumigation 

As needed 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Spraying 

Yes 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

YES 

Rodenticides 

Yes 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

YES 

Rodent Trapping 

Yes 

Frequency 

As needed 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

 

 

Security 

Security (Good / Poor) 

 Good 

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced) 

Fenced 

 

Access 

Distance from main town (km) 

60 Km from Yerevan 

Travel time if not located in town (hours) 

1 hour 

Road condition to Mill 

Good 

Road limitation (if any) 

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage 

No limitation 

Rail connections 

(Yes / No) 

Yes 

On the railway from 

Yerevan 

To Armash 

 

Milling Capacity (Mt) 

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

500 

10000 

 

Storage Capacity 

Storage in Metric Tonnes 

Wheat – Covered (mt) 

Within the Compound 

2,000 m² 

Outside the Compound 

2,000 m² 

Capacity to Blend

Available but not functioning

Loading & Discharge Rates

AMD250 per mt (US$ 0.47)

Transport Capacity at Mill

The mill has a rail branch-line which has a direct link to Karakert Railway Station (Code; 566708) a total of 59 km from the Masis Railroad Junction

Mill have its own 3 KAMAZ trucks who are involved in what flour distribution within their own network

Additional Notes

Currently there is no fortification; fortified wheat flour is imported by humanitarian organisations.