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LES GRANDS MOULINS d’ ABIDJAN – GMA is the grain milling company with two milling plants located respectively at the ports of Abidjan and San Pedro in CI. There are no milling plants up-country. GMA is pursuing its own rigorous trade and marketing policy. The full and sole control over the entire flour production and supply chain (purchase, milling, supply and distribution of flour to a group selected bakeries and traders) is regarded as one of the corner stones of GMA’s policy.

GMA wheat flour is exported to Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso. The milling of flour for account of a third party is totally strange to GMA’s vision of conducting business. Milling of large parcels of grain for account of a third party is not excluded but it would require preliminary negotiations with the management and, more important, approval by the board of NIMRAND the mother holding of GMA. The GMA management in Abidjan and San Pedro is adamant to release many technical details of their milling plants.

On the other hand GMA is very willing to supply wheat flour to UN agencies and large international NGOs but on strictly commercial terms.
For information on Cote d'Ivoire Milling company contact details, please see the following link: 4.2.6 Cote d'Ivoire Storage and Milling Company Contact List

Milling Company LES GRANDS MOULINS d’ABIDJAN 


Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

LES GRANDS MOULINS d’ABIDJAN

01 BP 1743 Abidjan 01

Name: Philippe Steffan

Title: Directeur genéral

Email: info.client@gma.ci

Web: www.gma.ci

Tel: +225 21 21 74 00

Fax: +225 21 24 09 42

Summary of Role and Services:

 The total silo capacity is actually 30.000 MT. Plans are in hands to increase the capacity with 16 to 20.000 MT.
  • All wheat is imported from France, Germany, Canada and USA and mixed in order to obtain throughout the same quality and standards of flour.
  • Production capacity is 1200 MT per 24 hours or some 300.000 MT on an annual basis. The production capacity will be increased by 2010 with another 900 tons per 24 hours with the adjunction of a second milling chain.
  • Different types of wheat flour are produced: Types 65 / 55 / 45 – Superfine – Whole flour and special flour for biscuits.
  • There is a packing plant for 1 kg, 50 kg and 60 kg. Bags.
  • The chaff is processed into pellets and re-exported to Senegal, Morocco and USA.
  • Full laboratory facilities are available to monitor the different phases of the production process

Facilities

Parking area inside compound

Yes

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

n/a

Screened - n/a

Electricity Load (KVA)

n/a

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

Yes

KVA - n/a

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

One day a week is reserved for maintenance work, usually on Sundays.

Type of maintenance

n/a

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Moisture Tester

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

De-stoning Plant

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Metal Extractor

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Building


Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

n/a

n/a

n/a

Building – Maize Mill

n/a

n/a

n/a

Walls

Concrete

Roof

Corrugated Iron Sheets

Floor

Concrete

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

n/an/a

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

n/an/a

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

n/an/a

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poort)

n/a

Good

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced

Other Commentsn/a

Access

Distance from main town (km)

2km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Good

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

2 lanes – 28 m

35 MT cap. Trucks

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

n/a

to

n/a

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

n/a

n/a

Maize

1200 MT

20.000 MT

Capacity to Blend

  •  No possibility to blend different types of flour. The plant is strictly limited to wheat flour.

Loading & Discharge Rates

  •  Discharge of bulk grain from vessel with grabs, into chutes feeding a conveyor belt into the silo. Daily intake capacity: 4.000 MT. No quayside cranes. Geared vessels are required. Loading of (export) pellets with a conveyor belt and a chute. Capacity: 80 tons an hour. Only one chute.

Transport Capacity at Mill

  •  The off-take of the flour is done with trucks owned or hired by the bakeries, merchants or traders.

Milling Company LES GRANDS MOULINS d’ABIDJAN (San Pedro Mill)


Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

LES GRANDS MOULINS d’ABIDJAN

01 BP 808 San Pedro 01

Name: Atoban TOURE

Title: Commercial / Financial Manager

Email: atoban:gmasp@aviso.ci

Web: 

Tel: +225 34712871

Fax: +225 21240942

Summary of Role and Services:

The total silo capacity is actually 11.000 MT. - All wheat (45.000 MT per year) is imported from France, Germany, Canada and USA and mixed in order to obtain throughout the same quality and standards of flour. - Production capacity is 240 MT per 24 hours or some 72.000 MT on an annual basis. - Different types of wheat flour are produced: Types 65 / 55 / 45 – Superfine – Whole flour and special flour for biscuits. - There is a packing plant for 1 kg, 50 kg and 60 kg. Bags. - The chaff is processed into pellets and re-exported to Senegal, Morocco and USA. - Full laboratory facilities are available to monitor the different phases of the production process

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

Yes

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

n/a

Screened - n/a

Electricity Load (KVA)

n/a

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

No

KVA - n/a


Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

One day a week is reserved for maintenance work, usually on Sundays.

Type of maintenance

n/a

Building


Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

n/a

n/a

n/a

Building – Maize Mill

n/a

n/a

n/a

Walls

Concrete

Roof

Corrugated Iron Sheets

Floor

Concrete

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

n/an/a

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

n/an/a

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

n/an/a

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poort)

Good

Good

Security 

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced

Other Commentsn/a

Access

Distance from main town (km)

2km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

Road condition to Mill

Good

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

2 lanes – 18 m

35 MT cap. Trucks

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

n/a

to

n/a

  •  Other Comments

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

n/a

n/a

Maize

240 MT

6.000 MT

Capacity to Blend

  •  No possibility to blend different types of flour. The plant is strictly limited to wheat flour.

Loading & Discharge Rates

  •  Discharge of bulk grain from vessel with grabs, into chutes feeding a conveyor belt into the silo. Daily intake capacity: 3.000 MT. No quayside cranes. Geared vessels are required. Loading of (export) pellets with a conveyor belt and a chute. Capacity: 80 tons an hour. Only one chute.

Transport Capacity at Mill

  • The off-take of the flour is done with trucks owned or hired by the bakeries, merchants or traders.