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Overview

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

MAISCAM

BP 315, Ngaoundere

Name: Dr Bassirou

Email: begesth@yahoo.fr

Tel: (237) 222 251 083 / 677 919 186

Summary of Role and Services

Summary of Role and Services:

  • Grow Maize from December to May. Owner 5,000 hectares in Adamaoua region.
  • Buy maize to local producers during harvest to complete proper production.
  • Maize transformed in Flour (food) and thick flour for Brasseries du Cameroun, and flour for animals.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound

Yes

Drainage

Fair

Fire-fighting equipment

Yes

No of ventilators

N/A

Electricity load (KVA)

N/A

Backup generator

Yes 

Staffing

Number of Full Time Skilled Workers

Total staff 400 (70% seasonal workers)

Number of Full Time Labourers

Total staff 400 (70% seasonal workers)

Security 

Security

Good

Compound

Fenced

Access

Distance from Main Town (km)

Approx 3 km

Travel Time if not Located in Town (hours)

10 min

Road Condition to Mill

OK

Road Limitations (if any)

Width (8 m) max. tonnage: 25 mt

Milling Capacity (MT)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (MT)

Yearly Activity (MT)

Annual prod maize flour

Maize

20-30 mt

25 – 35,000 mt maize grain

6,000 – 8,000 mt

Storage Capacity

Storage 

Wheat - Covered (MT)

Covered storage (mt)The company has three warehouses of a total capacity of 1,500 metric tons.

Within the Compound

Yes

Outside the Compound

No

The maize meal produced by Maïscam is fortified. 

Maïscam has also a limited transport capacity.