Wheat Milling
Saurabh Mehra Senior Vice President and Global Head of Grains remarks about long relationships with customers, Olam

“We are intensely focused on developing deep insights into consumer behaviour, fostering long term and lasting relationships with customers, building operating leverage, optimising cost and business processes and creating one of the most efficient wheat milling businesses in Africa.”

Saurabh Mehra
Senior Vice President & Global Head, Milling, Olam Grains

Sub-Saharan Africa is One of the Fastest Growing Wheat Flour Markets in the World

The African continent imports 33 million metric tonnes (MT) of wheat, or 60% of its consumption, and Sub-Saharan Africa imports 15 million MT, accounting for roughly 10-12% of global trade.

The tropical climate in Sub-Saharan Africa is not conducive for wheat production and hence the region is likely to remain a net wheat importer for the foreseeable future, which is expected to grow at a pace of 4-5% each year.

Two Olam employees checking a library of grain samples at Crown Flour Mills, Nigeria.

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Feed Mill Hatchery and Breeder Farms

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates Olam’s poultry feed mill, hatchery and breeder farms in Nigeria.
A hatchery of day-old-chicks eating grain from red troughs, Nigeria, Olam.

Olam Enters Animal Feed Business

Olam's expansion involves investments in setting up poultry and fish feed mills as well as hatcheries to produce day-old-chicks.
A forklift moving between stacks of animal feed in an Olam warehouse, Nigeria.

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