THE UNIVERSITY IN THE WEST INDIES
Name: Faheema Kareema Baksh
I. G. #: 811001905
Course: Introduction to Engineering- MENG1006
Plant Go to Report
National Flour Mills Limited
Grow Visited In 13th August, 2011
Record Due On 14th Nov, 2011
The purpose of this record is to associate what was discovered when the architectural student a new site visit to National Flour Mills Limited, a company which usually specialises inside the manufacturing of flour and other staple foods. This visit took place for the 13th Oct, 2011. The report includes information linked to the production procedures, marketing and circulation methods, quality control and health and basic safety aspects specific to the firm.
With exports to over 74% of the The english language speaking Carribbean, and almost 8 successful brands, National Flour Mills Limited (NFM) is one of the top manufacturing companies in the flour milling and feed milling industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Conveying itself as being " A lot more than flour”, their organization includes: Flour Milling and Packaging
Grain Milling and Packaging
Dry out Mix Mixing and Product packaging
Animal Nourish Production and Packaging
Suppliers of bulk corn/ mass Soya veggie Meal (but t this is certainly now decreasing)/ Wheat Middling
Formerly known as Trinidad Flour Mills, NFM began the trading in 1966 as a company, held and controlled by a band of both local and overseas shareholders. On 30th September, 1972, NFM was incorporated, with the Govt of Trinidad and Tobago holding the majority of the issued reveal capital; whilst minority cooperation were held by simply two overseas investors -- Inter Continental Grain Firm and Maple Leaf Limited. The community holdings had been later purchased in 1980 by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, thus making a wholly possessed State Business. In 1995 NFM became a Community Limited Liability Company when ever its shares were sold on the open market and listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. Thus far, 49% of its shareholding is owned or operated by the public and 51% by the Govt of Trinidad and Tobago. They produce many different types of power products, wheat flours, rice, and soya bean oil and soya veggie meal. All their 8 brands include: Lotus
Very good N' Normal
NFM specializes in the processing of grains (wheat) for the manufacturing of flour and animal rss feeds. Operations for their flour and feed milling take place by their Hq, located in 27-29 Wrightson Road, Slot of The country of spain. Students of the Introduction to Anatomist Level A single Engineering course were taken to NFM's Hq to learn regarding and record on the making and assembly processes, marketing and distribution strategies, quality control and health and safety precautions linked to the company's flour milling functions.
Time and Energy Used in Flower
NFM uses just fewer than 400 employees. This includes regular administrative workers, production workers and both skilled and unskilled workers. There are three main operators and two maintenance heads. The plant is considered to be a ‘lights out plant', meaning that production can be shut down anytime as though with the switch of a change.
The energy utilized in the plant is mainly electric, given by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission payment (T& TEC). However , a few gas is additionally used to generate steam, that is used for making pellets of wheat or grain millets.
NFM imports the three primary types of wheat from brokers mostly from the US as opposed to the geographically nearer South usa. This is largely due to the features needed to importance a large amount of wheat. Approximately 30, 000 soucis of cause, including whole wheat, rice, hammer toe and soybeans is brought in every three weeks (about 400 considerations of organic wheat).
There are 3 main types or classes of whole wheat used by NFM; Dark Upper Spring (DNS), Soft Reddish colored Winter (SRW) and...
References: The Nationwide Flour Mills Limited site, which can be found in the following hyperlink: