Versions Compared

Key

  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.

Overview

There are several players in the market who are able to handle large amounts of tonnage. The infrastructure for milling is still in place albeit after twelve years of poor maintenance and underutilization. The facilities will need extensive refurbishment should there be an interest in redeveloping this industry. Below is an example of the 101 registered milling companies in Zimbabwe. Some companies are new, while others are recovering from over a decade-long economic meltdown. Currently, National Foods Limited is the only WFP approved milling company in Zimbabwe following the 2021 assessments. The assessment was jointly done by the Country Office and the Regional Bureau. Below is detailed information about National Foods infrastructure. 

Milling

...

Company National Foods Ltd  

National Foods have possibly the best and most comprehensive milling-related facilities within in the country. The network and infrastructure was were designed to accommodate the farming capacity and national demand for both storage and milling.

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

National Foods

Holdings

Limited

10 Stirling Rd, Workington Email: michaella@natfood

13 Foundry Road, Aspindale, 

Harare

Name: Michael Lashbrook

Title: Chief Executive Officer

William Kapfupi,Technical Executive – Maize and Cereals

williamka@natfood.co.zw

Web: www.natfood.co.zw

Tel: (+263)

4 781182

4781182-91, +263 772 385949

 

Summary of Role and Services

:

National Foods is the country's leading producer of maize roller meal, super-refined meal, and wheat flour. 

Natpak

NATPAK is the packaging division of National Foods Ltd and is involved in the business of converting polymer into packaging products. They produce and supply a wide variety of polypropylene packaging for application in various industries that include:

  • Agriculture
,
  • Milling
,
  • Fertilizer
,
  • Cement
, Sugar and Stockfeeds.
  • Sugar
  • Stockfeed

Facilities

Parking area inside compound

Spacious-very good

Drainage

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

4, screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

-

Backup Generator 

Yes, 250 KVA

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Beula, South Africa

1980

1980

Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

-

Type of maintenance

Equipment is maintained and serviced regularly by Beula (the supplier) from South Africa

.

-

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

1

Yes

-

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

1

Yes

-

Moisture Tester

Yes

1

Yes

-

De-stoning Plant

Yes

1

Yes

-

Metal Extractor

Yes

1

Yes

Staffing
Number of full-time skilled workers5
Number of full-time labourers20
Two .

Weighbridge

Number 

Four weighbridges available for road and rail traffic

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

50

20

4.5

Building- Storage

60

30

4.5

Walls

Cement blocks

Roof

Asbestos sheets

Floor

Cement

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

Yes
Pest Control
Fumigation
FrequencyRegularContractedYes - by Paul’s Pest Control.

Spraying 

Yes, by Entomon Insects
Spraying
FrequencyRegularContractedYes - by Paul’s Pest Control.

Rodenticides 

Yes

, by Entomon Insects
Rodenticides
FrequencyRegularContractedYes - by Paul’s Pest Control., by Entomon Insects
Rodent Trapping
FrequencyRegularContractedYes - by Paul’s Pest Control., by Entomon Insects
Security
SecurityMarginalGood
CompoundFenced

Other Comments

Access

Distance from main town (km)

2 km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

N/A

Road condition to Mill

Good

Rail connections

Yes

Mt

Milling Capacity (

MT)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (MT)

Monthly Activity (MT)

Sorghum

160 MT

4500 MT

Maize

160 MT

4500 MT

Soya

160 MT

4500 MT

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Covered (MT)

Flour – Covered (MT)

Within the Compound

6 000Mt

6000 MT

Capacity to Blend

  • Toll crushing services for Soya beans and cottonseed are available at National Foods plants. These are offered to stock feed manufacturers, farmers, traders and commodity brokers. They also toll refine crude vegetable oils for NGO's, Companies and Commodity Brokers.

Loading & Discharge Rates

US$52
  • US$30.00/Mt handled (Milling)

Transport Capacity at Mill

  •  WFP provides trucks for loading and also National Foods has its own fleet available for contracting.

Additional Notes

  • There is a list of other milling companies operating in Zimbabwe provided as an annex.