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Fiji Milling Assessment

There are two main mills in Fiji: FMF foods Ltd is the main Flour Mill in Suva and Punjas Flour Ltd in Nadi

FMF foods has export production capacities to cover part of regional needs. This unit is able to provide adequate services to WFP (blending capacities, adding micronutrients, etc.) and is in accordance with the international standards of hygiene and protection. The unit also operates rice and peas milling operations and is linked with multiple food processing factories (biscuits, rice, noodles, etc.). The unit is able to produce High Energy biscuits as per UN requirements.

The second major miller is Punja & Sons Ltd. which is one of the largest privately-owned companies in the South Pacific Region, with diverse interests covering manufacturing, food processing, packaging, printing, and distribution. It serves customers with a product portfolio of soap, rice, tea, oil, coconut products, dairy products, wraps, and flour. The company added its flour milling division, Punja Flour Ltd., in 2005 with the construction of a multi-million dollar, high-tech, fully integrated flour mill at Lautoka, in the Fiji Islands.

The five-story milling facility was designed, installed and commissioned by Uzwil, Switzerland-based Bühler AG. The initial 24-hour production capacity was 155 tonnes of wheat and has now been increased to 240 tonne.

Flour Mills of Fiji Limited

FMF foods Ltd formerly The Flour Mills of Fiji is the biggest milling company of Fiji. FMF is a Fiji-based company engaged in the milling of wheat, rice and peas, manufacturing of packaging materials, including corrugated cartons and assorted boxes and packets, manufacturing of biscuits and snacks food products, the sale of crushed and feed wheat and related products and investments. The Company has seven segments: Flour & Wheat, Biscuit, Rice, Dun Peas, Packaging Materials, Rental and Snax.

Flour Mills of Fiji Limited produces and sells flour and biscuits in Fiji and internationally. It offers medium and long grain rice, noodles, chips, bakery items, cream biscuits, and cookies; and yellow split peas, pea flour, and pea meal. The company exports its products to the Pacific islands, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Samoa. Flour Mills of Fiji Limited was founded in 1973 and is based in Suva, Fiji.

 

Facilities

FMF

Punjas

Parking area inside compound m²

Several compounds, all having parking areas, loading areas for trucks, etc.

 

Drainage

 

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non-Existent)

Good

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Yes

Number of Ventilators

 

N/a

Electricity Load (KVA)

 

 

Backup Generator

 

(Yes / No / KVA)

na

 

na

Milling Equipment

na

Bühler AG

Origin of Machinery

na

Switzerland

Year of Mfg

na

2005

Year of Installation

na

2005

Condition

good

good

 

FMF

Punjas

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

yes

n/a

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

yes

n/a

Moisture Tester

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

yes

n/a

De-stoning Plant

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

yes

n/a

Metal Extractor

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

yes

n/a

Weighbridge

 

 

FMF

 

Punja

Number

 

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

 

Capacity (mt)

Length (m)

Type

Within Compound

50

n/a

n/a

 

na

n/a

n/a

Within Compound

20

n/a

n/a

 

na

n/a

n/a

Pest Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMF

Punjas

Fumigation

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Spraying

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Rodenticides

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Rodent Trapping

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Internal + contract with private companies

Frequency

n/a

Contracted

(Yes / No)

n/a

Security

 

 

FMF

Punjas

Security

(Good / Poor)

Good

Good

Compound

(Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced

Fenced

Other Comments

n/a

 

Access

 

FMF

Punjas

Distance from main town (km)

0.5

2 Km Lautoka port Industrial area

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

n/a

10min

Road condition to Mill

Road between port facilities and FMF in good condition. Existing pipeline between port and company

Sealed Good

Road limitation (if any)

 

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

n/a

None 32MT

Rail connections

 

(Yes / No)

 

 

No

No

On the railway from

-

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity to Blend

FMF Foods

Punjas

 

Yes

Yes