The Company

GoodMills Bulgaria EOOD is one of the biggest and most modern mills on the Balkans. The company was founded in 1986. In April 2000 the Greek Loulis Group acquired the majority of the share capital. Since then the company has made many improvements in production, reconstruction and modernization of the equipment. In May 2009 the Austrian LLI Euromills GmbH acquired 100% of the company’s capital. In 2012 the sole shareholder of the mill was renamed  to GoodMills Group.

GoodMills Bulgaria EOOD is located at an area of 50 000 square meters only 2 km from the center of Sofia. The technology and equipment of the mill are produced by the Swiss company Bühler. The complex consist of: three independent lines for grinding with a total capacity of 750 tons per twenty four hours, concrete silo for grain with capacity of 40 000 tons, concrete silo for milling products with capacity of 11 000 tons and 4 000 square meters  warehouse for finished products. GoodMills Bulgaria EOOD has well-built and developed infrastructure, including all necessary buildings and supporting equipment, as well as over 1000 meters of paved roads and 1400 meters of rail track of its own. The factory possesses one locomotive. A direct railway link connects the mill to Lom, Rousse, Varna, Burgas and other cities in the country and abroad.

The company’s personnel are highly qualified and well-trained to produce high quality products under strict hygiene, technological and regulatory requirements.  The mill is certified to ISO 9001:2008, IFS Version 6 and the international НАССР system for safe food production.

The mill has a modern laboratory for quality control of the grain, milling products and flour. It enables GoodMills Bulgaria EOOD to supply wheat products with guaranteed constant high quality to the milling markets.

The relationship between the Company and the customers is an important part of the business. In order to achieve good relations, the Company has founded a “Technical Support for Customers” department. Highly-specialized food technology experts assist the customers and find solutions for problems in the bakery and confectionery industry.

THE TECHNOLOGY

Purchasing of wheat is an on-going process throughout the year. Deliveries of wheat are made by trucks and railway transport. Samples of every received quantity are taken automatically. After determining the quality of the wheat in the mill’s laboratory, it is accepted by two lines with capacity of 150 tons per hour each and sent further to cleaning and storage in silo cells, separated by quality and lots. The technical devices in the elevator tower provide good preliminary cleaning of the wheat and homogeneousness of the lots.

Each of the milling lines is equipped with high-performance machines for cleaning of the grain, automatically setting mixes and automatic moisturizing, which contributes to the constant quality of the finished products. The total length of the shafts is 30 meters per line. We apply complex multi-type milling with a developed process of enrichment, a steady working regime with specific complexity of the dissolving process. That is the best possible way to extract the maximum quality of flour. The cleaning and the milling processes are fully automatic. The mill has a computer system for control of the output, which indicates changes in the parameters of the technological system. The newest facilities of the Swiss company Bühler for cleaning and control of the milled products are installed in the mill. 

GoodMills Bulgaria EOOD possesses an automatic blender for homogenous input of raw materials and additives in production and thus can satisfy the needs of the clients in special flours, produced in line with quality indicators, set by them. 

The ready variants of flour are dispatched in bulk by special trucks or in bags of 25 kg or 50 kg. Two automatic lines with high efficiency packaging machines, made by Bosch, pour the flour in 1 kg and 2 kg bags. They form the paper pack and fix the necessary quantity with a capacity of 100 packs per minute. The packs are then wrapped in transportation packaging and placed on euro pallets ready for delivery.  The packaging in bags of 25kg is done by two chain lines and electronic devices for valve bags. Ready bags are arranged on pallets automatically. The mill has also a line for bran granulation and a line for bran packing in bags.

The company’s personnel are highly qualified and well-trained to produce high quality products under strict hygiene, technological and regulatory requirements.  The mill is certified to ISO 9001:2008, IFS Version 6 and the international НАССР system for safe food production. GoodMills Bulgaria possesses an environmental permit from the authorities in the EU countries under the IPPC Directive. Furthermore, the company passed SMETA audit and is approved as a B member of SEDEX as of the end of 2012.
GoodMills Bulgaria offers a diversified B2C and B2B portfolio of flour products. The B2C portfolio includes flour packages of 1kg, 2kg and 5kg under the market leading consumer brand Sofia Mel. The latter possesses very high brand awareness and recognition among flour end consumers. The B2B portfolio offers in addition to the typical industrial flour variants, also many specialized types of flour, satisfying even the most demanding customers’ needs. The company’s biggest strength and power lies in the high and constant quality of the flour, which guarantees all customers a constant baked goods result.

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