We’re with our customers across the whole grains & oilseeds supply chain, including producing added-value products.
We source, trade, ship, distribute and process grains & oilseeds such as wheat, maize, barley, rye, flaxseed, sorghum, chickpeas, and soybeans. Through our global origination capabilities and expertise in emerging markets, ocean freight and risk management services, we serve customers consistently worldwide.
With over 30 years of experience in West Africa, we’ve built strong customer relationships and are an established flour-miller and producer of pasta goods for sale into African markets.
Manufacturing Market-leading Flours
We build long-term relationships with customers such as artisanal bakers, industrial users, and consumers, through our expertise, consumer insights and efficient flour milling operations. With a strong focus on food safety, innovation, and cost efficiencies, we produce a range of quality flours for breads, baguettes, pasta, biscuits, semolina, and confectionery.
With a strong regional footprint across Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, and Cameroon, we produce high-quality flour to meet the growing demand for wheat-based products, popular amongst African consumers. We’re focused on attaining market leadership by building category leading brands such as Mama Gold in Nigeria, First Choice in Ghana and Senegal, and Bijou in Cameroon.
Consumer Insights to help Customers Succeed
Our product development team works closely with bakeries to develop and test products, in order to tailor-make products that meet customers’ specific requirements. Our consumer insights team analyse and interpret data to help customers make informed decisions as products are being developed. This research enables us to help understand what consumers need, and crucially, why they feel this way.
We’re committed to the highest food quality and safety standards and in 2021 achieved the Food Safety Standard Certification (FSSC) 22000. The standard ensures that its range of products, that include leading brands Mama Gold Flour, Crown Premium Pasta and Supreme Semolina, comply with the stringent requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and those of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Innovative Flour Fortification
In Nigeria, where 60% of people live below the poverty line, malnutrition is a major concern. To help alleviate this issue, we’re fortifying wheat flour with essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B, folic acid and zinc. Wheat flour derivative foods such as semolina, bread, noodles & pasta are staples in Nigerian households and an estimated 75 million food portions are consumed daily.
We have invested in a facility in Nigeria that prepares vitamin premix to the highest standards and in accordance with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). This gives us control over the quality of premix which in turn means having a consistent high quality fortified flour. The facility will be the first of its kind in Nigeria and is collaborating with non-profit organisation TechnoServe to develop more nutritious vitamin-fortified wheat flour and derivative food staples to help Nigerians live a healthier life.
In the News
Acquisition of 10% of Saudi flour mill company completed
The acquisition of one of the flour milling companies tendered for privatisation by the National Centre for Privatization (“NCP”) and the Saudi Grains Organization (“SAGO”), has been completed by the consortium, comprising National Agricultural Development Company (“NADEC”), Al Rajhi International for Investment Company, Ajlan & Bros and Olam International (collectively, the “Consortium”).
Olam Agri's wheat milling business in Nigeria gets Presidential recognition for robust economic contribution
Crown Flour Mills (CFM), Olam Agri’s wheat milling business in Nigeria, was awarded the National Productivity Order of Merit Award in recognition of its robust economic contribution in the country.
Crown Flour Mill’s (CFM) ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme achieves first-year target, raises optimism
Crown Flour Mill (CFM) Limited, the wheat milling subsidiary of Olam Agri, a global agribusiness in food, feed, fiber, has unveiled an impressive first-year report of its ‘Seeds for the Future' programme.