Cameroon has a limited number of milling factories, especially in the southern part of the country. Most of these are specialized in the process of wheat flour.
The main wheat flour factory in Cameroon is the ‘Société des Grands Moulins du Cameroun’ which has some storage facilities within the Douala-Bonabéri Port Premises. The factory is owned by the French Group Jean-Louis Vilgrain and holds more than 45% of the market, with an annual production over than 80,000 mt. The imported wheat grain carried by vessels is directly pumped into silos installed within the port premises. The “Société des Grands Moulins” has 3 silos within the port in quay 13 which is reserved only for cereals and wheat factories.
Other Wheat Flour factories in the country are:
- Société les Minotiers du Cameroun (SMC), based in Douala
- Société des Moulins du Nord Cameroun, based in Ngaoundéré
The only maize meal factory is installed in Ngaoundéré, and further information can be found below.
Further information on contact details can be found at: 4.6 Cameroon Storage and Milling Companies Contact List
Milling Company - MAISCAM (Maize Meal Factory)
Company Name and Address
Contact Names and Email
Telephone and Fax
BP 315, Ngaoundere
Name: Dr Bassirou
Tel: (237) 222 251 083 / 677 919 186
Summary of Role and Services
Summary of Role and Services:
Parking area inside compound
No of ventilators
Electricity load (KVA)
Number of Full Time Skilled Workers
|Total staff 400 (70% seasonal workers)|
Number of Full Time Labourers
Total staff 400 (70% seasonal workers)
Distance from Main Town (km)
|Approx 3 km|
Travel Time if not Located in Town (hours)
Road Condition to Mill
Road Limitations (if any)
Width (8 m) max. tonnage: 25 mt
Milling Capacity (MT)
Daily Capacity (MT)
Yearly Activity (MT)
|Annual prod maize flour|
25 – 35,000 mt maize grain
|6,000 – 8,000 mt|
Wheat - Covered (MT)
|Covered storage (mt)||The company has three warehouses of a total capacity of 1,500 metric tons.|
Within the Compound
Outside the Compound
The maize meal produced by Maïscam is fortified.
Maïscam has also a limited transport capacity.