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        In this project, we are going to study
about the manufacturing process of flour into the Albanian company ATLAS. The
specific flour brand/company has a very dynamic role into the Albanian market
as the competitors are not many in number (Fabrika e miellit, Miell Tirana,
Luna miell). So, we will be all about explaining how this full process works
and each of the components that are involved. But firstly we will start from
the basic which is the building. The specific company is rending the building
where the flour is produced and paying a monthly rent to the owner. About the
first material that is needed to produce the flour (wheat) the company is
supplied by farmers the wheat and then convert that to flour by the following
process.

As wheat
arrives in the mill , it is passed through a cleaning process to remove coarse
impurities .Then the wheat is stored by its quality. This mainly determined by
the hardness, protein content and gluten quality of the wheat.

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 Afterwards begins cleaning with screening to
remove coarse and fine materials and then the grain is separated by size, shape and weight. The finished
product, whole pure wheat is then passed into conditioning bins. Conditioning
takes place before milling to produce a uniform moisture content throughout the
grain. Mostening helps to prevent break-up of the bran (hard outer layer)
during milling and improves separation from the floury endosperm (the mass that
forms the white flour of grain).

After conditioning,
different batches of wheat are blended together (gristed) to make a mix capable
of producing the required flour. In milling process the bran and the germ is
separated from the endosperm and the reduction of the endosperm to a uniform
particle size (flour). This is done by a sequence of breaking, grinding and
separating operation.

The
quality of the wheat going into the mill e.g. protein content will determine
the types of flour to be produced. By blending together the many different
flour streams produced by the mill, there can be crated further variations in
features such as flour of colour.

All these
general operations involved in the production of flour from wheat require
different equipment and machineries. In total the company uses five different
machineries to clean the wheat from the unwanted staffs. We have three
machineries that are responsible for the grinding process, here we have the
middling ground into flour.

   Now we
have the flour but that doesn’t means it’s ready for packaging, we have to make
the flour consumable. For that we are going to put in some small amounts of
bleach agents, some minerals  and some
vitamins for the self rising flour effect after that the flour is left for one
to two month for maturing. When the flour is ready the next step is the package
of it at paper bags with capacity one kg per bag (there are smaller and bigger
packages available too). The bags are taken ready by a company producing them
and they pass by specific machinery in Atlas Company in order to be closed.
Then flour packages ready to go to the market are placed into boxes (30
packages per box)  and distributed to
big/small markets in every city of Albania.

 

 

 

 

 

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