World Grain - July 2018 - 11
Bunge expands in Mexico with
new wheat mill
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U.S. - Bunge
Ltd. has opened a new 400-tonne-per-day
wheat mill in Del Mayab, which is located
about 12 miles from Puerto Progresso in
southeast Mexico. According to Bunge,
the mill primarily will serve the states of
Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Chiapas
and Tabasco, which together account for
about 10% of Mexico's population.
"This expansion of our footprint ensures
that Bunge can continue to meet the needs
of our customers with a reliable supply
chain and the ability to produce high quality ingredients at a competitive cost," said
Daniel Maldonado, managing director,
Mexico. "The location and design of this
mill allow us to create a world-class operation with a strong local presence."
Bunge said the mill was built with a
focus on achieving "the best productivity,
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companies and small bakeries. Bunge will
employ around 50 at the mill.
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The mill in Del Mayab is Bunge's
eighth wheat mill in Mexico.
United Grain, RIF plan new
terminal in Russia
NOVOROSSIYSK, RUSSIA - United
Grain Co. and trade house RIF have
signed an agreement to build a specialized sea grain terminal in the port of
United Grain said the terminal would
have capacity up to 12.5 million tonnes
per year. A grain storage facility with capacity up to 300,000 tonnes of one-time
storage also would be built on the site, the
RIF, which is a leader among Russia's
grain exporters, may invest 8 billion rubles into the project, United Grain said.
RIF currently uses two southern ports
for its shipments: the deep-sea port of
Novorossiysk and Kavkaz.
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