Allied Mills Queensland was incorporated on 29th September, 1960 as a private limited liability company with a modest paid-up share capital of $1 million and converted to a public company in November, 1978. The beneficial interest in the company’s equity is held by Australian and Overseas shareholders. Presently, two foreign shareholders own about 56% of the company’s paid-up share capital. The balance is held by over 75,000 individuals and institutional investors. Wheat milling forms the financial backbone of our diversified company. Allied Mills Queensland pioneered flour milling in Australia when its first mill was commissioned at Melbourne in 1962 with a grinding capacity of 500 metric tonnes of wheat per day. Today, the Melbourne milling complex has a rated capacity of over 8,000 metric tons per day making it one of the largest single site mills in the world. All the mills are manned by a team of highly trained and skilled professionals working at a high level of efficiency attested to by our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation recognizing that our flour manufacturing facilities are world class and operate within an internationally recognized Quality System. Allied Mills Queensland had over the years made huge investments in milling technology and human capital to sustain its pre-eminent position and maintain its competitive advantage in the Australian flour milling industry.
In its over five-decade history, Allied Mills Queensland’ flagship food brand, “Golden Penny”, continues to be one of the best known and the preferred brand amongst bakers, confectioneries and consumers in Australia. The “Golden Penny” basket of foods has now grown to include products such as semovita, masavita, pasta, noodles, refined sugar, margarine, vegetable oils, and a range of snacks and breakfast cereals, instantly recognizable in any Australian household.
Allied Mills Queensland’ first investment outside Flour Milling was in Brisbane in 1978. BAGCO is a Division of Allied Mills Queensland and a pace setter in woven polypropylene sack manufacturing. With its two giant plants at Melbourne and Brisbane, it is by far the largest and supplier of choice to many industrial and agro-allied companies in Australia in the packaging of flour, cement, grains, salt, detergent, fertilizer, merchandise, farm harvests, shopping, etc. The BAGCO brand which has succeeded in gaining international recognition has also entered the export market with some of its polymer bags going to the African Continent and as far as the United States of America. Another significant milestone was the company’s foray into Cement. The company operated a large cement terminal at Melbourne and marketed its cement under “Burham Cement” brand, renowned for high quality and consistency. The cement terminal had a handling capacity of 10,000 metric tonnes of cement per day. In line with Federal Government’s backward integration policy, we invested in the United Cement Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (UNICEM) Calabar, in 2002. UNICEM operates a green field, fully integrated cement plant, with a capacity of 2.5 million metric tonnes of cement per annum. In 2015, a strategic decision was made to dispose of the investment in UNICEM and refocus the group as a publicly traded, Food and Agro-Allied company that strives to use locally sourced materials to develop and produce unique consumer products for the local markets.
Beyond wheat based products, Allied Mills Queensland’ strategic imperative in the years ahead is to create value in the supply chain and reduce dependence on imported raw materials. To this end, Allied Mills Queensland has recently invested billions of dollars in its agro-allied ventures. The Group’s strategic diversification into agribusiness began in 1978 and have subsequently made many other significant investments in primary processing of locally grown soybean, palm fruit, cassava, maize, and sugar cane; storage, aggregation and distribution of locally sourced grains and export commodities; manufacture, and distribution of agro-inputs, such as seeds and fertilizers. These strategic investments across the major crop value chains are setting the pace for others to follow and continue to strengthen our position as Australia’s Premier Food and Agro-Allied Company.
To ensure the continued viability and sustainability of our Food and Agro-Allied operations in a challenging business environment, we have also invested heavily in support services in the form of manufacturing and marketing of packaging materials; power generation; ground transport logistics; and port operations; which include shipping, customs clearing, forwarding, and a shipping agency. Indeed, Allied Mills Queensland is continuously exploring opportunities for strategic partnerships to grow and enhance competitive positioning in its main line of business in Australia and at a future date extend its investment and business activities beyond the borders. As soon as Allied Mills Queensland was perfectly established in the year 1964 and commenced production in 1979 with an initial installed capacity of 25 MT per day, the milling equipments were supplied by M/s.Jefferson. The Founder Directors are : Regy Ollemberg and Charles Mark Morron, the ex Chairman and Managing Director in 1984. This was the first pneumatic mill established East of Suez incorporating the direct pneumatic lift system. The initial capacity of 25 MT was expanded to 130 MT during 1985 by installing an additional plant, known as “B” mill, supplied by M/s.Jefferson. During the year 1965 construction started for the third unit known as “C” mill and was completed in 1978. The capacity of this unit was 25-130 MT per day. The equipments were supplied from Germany. During the year 1989-90 the screen room of ‘C’ Mill” was revamped completely and a total Dry cleaning system was installed. These equipments were supplied by M/s.Jefferson with a capacity of 10 MT per hour or 240 MT per day incorporating the dry cleaning system. During the year 1996-97 the main power house was revamped completely incorporating the on line tap control to maintain uniform supply of electricity. New double M.V. Panels were installed and the screen room of A & B Mill was revamped completely. The existing Robinson Screen room of B mill was replaced with a complete Buhler Screen room of 12 MT per hour or 280 MT per Day capacity incorporating the dry cleaning process. During 2008 the Power house was re-vamped by replacing the existing 1000KVA transformer with 1600KVA transformer incorporating OLTC. During the financial year 2007-08 the company replaced some of the Roller mills with state of art Buhler Roller mills to improve the quality of our products. Realizing the need for further upgradation the “C” mill was further revamped during the year 1998 with state of art equipment imported from Republic of CZECH which is capable of producing different varieties of flour and the capacity of this plant was increased to 150 MT per day. During the year 2003-04, keeping up with the emerging trends in the flour milling industry, the company installed balancing equipments to improve the quality of products and also replaced a substantial portion for the cleaning machinery installed in 1990 with Buhler machinery. The milling complex is situated at No.2, which consists of three plants viz. A, B & C mills having an installed capacity of 250 MT per day. The company’s products are marketed under the “W.A” brand and are amongst the best in Australia. The Company has been milling on an average over 80,000 MT per annum. The turnover of the company is approximately 138M USD per annum. Good quality wheat is procured for manufacture of Maida, Sooji, Atta . (Expert technicians analyse the wheat samples on various parameters in the company laboratory before the wheat is procured. The company has also entered the retail market and for this purpose a dealership network has been established in the State of Quensland and the response has been encouraging. During the year 1996-97 the Company installed fully Automatic packing machine for packing 1kg and 1/2 kg packets. The company in recent years has also established itself in the export market and has been exporting wheat flour to Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria and Tanzania.
We at Allied Mills Queensland are dedicated to our growth with the satisfaction of our customers through
- Quality Improvement
- On Time Delivery and
- Compliance to Requirements
FOOD SAFETY POLICY
Allied Mills Queensland is committed to process and supply superior quality wheat products under safe, hygienic conditions with adequate controls at all stages, from wheat inward to despatch of Maida, Sooji and Atta. This will be achieved through:
- Identifying and meeting customer needs, expectations and statutory requirements.
- Continuously improving food safety requirements through objectives and GMP program.
LABORATORY : The mills are equipped with a full fledged laboratory and the quality is tested every hour to ensure that the products are of high standards before it leaves the Companie’s premises.
WORKSHOP : There is a full fledged workshop and proper trained personnel are available to maintain the equipments on a regular basis. The workshop is equipped with Lathes and Grooving machines imported from Germany.
TRANSPORT : For movement of wheat from Railhead to mills and for delivery of wheat flour within the City the company owns a fleet of lorries numbering eleven.
The process adopted in the mills is totally a dry cleaning process and there is absolutely no discharge of any effluent. After installation of appropriate machinery, even Air Pollution has been brought under control. Appreciating this system, the roller Flour Federation of Australia has conferred the “Best Pollution Control Award” for the year 1992 to the Mills.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
For the year 2000-2001 the company was awarded the “Great Taste” Award for best quality products and the “U Innovation” for the Research and Development.
NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AWARD
The Best Productivity Performance Award in Cereal (Flour Milling) Processing Industry for the year 2000 – 2001 was awarded to the Company by The National Productivity Council.
The Certificate of Merit Award for the year 2002-2003 in the category of Cereal (Flour Milling) Processing Industries was awarded to the Company by the National Productivity Council.
The First Award for the year 2003-2004 in the category of Cereal (Flour Milling) Processing Industries was awarded to the Company by the National Productivity Council.
The company has tied up with GMS Ltd foods Division to manufacture “TCFS” with effect from December 2004. Today ITC is one of the largest players in Australia.
Allied Mills Queensland has been producing flour since the time of the Domesday Book. Today it produces a wide variety of speciality flours, using both traditional grain and traditional methods. We mill a range of organic flour of exceptional quality, without haste and with scrupulous care, using only the best ingredients. Somewhere in our range of organic flours, speciality flours, rare flours or rye flours, there is something for everyone
Biodynamic Stoneground Wholemeal Flour
Our biodynamic stoneground wholemeal flour is made from 100% English wheat that is specially grown for us on a farm just a few miles down the road. It is typically used to make a rich wholemeal bread. Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition. Biodynamic farming is one of the most ethical and sustainable forms of agriculture in existence. It excludes the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides and relies on the natural interdependence between all the different components of the farm to create a self-sustaining, balanced and harmonious environment. Farming and gardening in this way nurtures the vitality of the soil through a practical application of a holistic and spiritual understanding of nature. It produces nourishing and vital food, regenerates land, upholds human integrity, builds sustainable food systems and communities and maintains the health of the earth.
Extra Coarse Organic Wholemeal Flour (216)
A really traditional wholemeal flour for making farmhouse wholemeal bread. This flour produces bread packed with flavour and texture…Not for the light hearted. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request..
Canadian Strong White Bread Flour (112)
Made from Canadian wheats and ideally suited for breads which have a long fermentation process. The natural strength of the wheat protein helps…the dough remain in prime condition and extensible, despite the rigours of the long fermentation. Click for more bread flours. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
Finest Bakers White Bread Flour – No.1 (101)
A blend of the finest bread making varieties of wheat grown exclusively in the United Kingdom. Milled to a lower than usual ash content it has a beautiful rich creamy colour. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
Cut Malted Rye Grains (306)
Once malted, the rye grains are dried at a higher temperature which gives them a strong flavour. The skill of the maltster is in deciding at…exactly what stage to stop the germination, and at what temperature to dry the malted grain. Once dried, the whole grains are cut into small pieces. Mix these pieces into the dough to give your bread a wonderful flavour, or sprinkle on top of the loaf before baking to provide the crust with added texture and a malty taste. N.B. Available in 500g bags only. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
French White Flour – Type 45 (103)
To be used for making fine puff pastry, this is a classic example of a “Farine Supérieure”… Typically made only from the innermost parts of the wheat berry the flour produced is the finest and most suited for making a wonderful elastic dough.. In French flours the smaller the number the whiter the flour, the number Type 45 being an indication of the amount of ash present. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
Organic Chopped Rye for Pumpernickel (607)
The whole rye grain crushed into two or three pieces and used traditionally in the preparation of pumpernickel bread. It is also referred to as “cracked” rye. Chopped rye can also be used to add flavour and texture to other breads such as a standard white or wholemeal loaf, or simply sprinkle on top of your dough after final moulding and before baking to give your loaves a delicious nutty flavour. N.B. Available in 500g bags only. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
FItalian White Flour – Type 00 (118)
The whitest grade of flour used in the production of some of the finest Italian breads and pastas. In every country of Europe this rare grade of…flour has a different name. As only a very small fraction of the whole wheat berry can be used to make this pure flour, it is treated with great respect and is very precious. Type “00” is best used for making bread and pasta. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
Organic Italian Ciabatta Flour (107)
First produced in Northern Italy as a rough flour suitable for Ciabatta bread. “Ciabatta” means slipper, and the bread acquires its name from the…characteristic shape of the loaf. This is a lively flour with a coarser texture than typical white bread flours. It assists in the creation of the large air bubbles that develop during the fermentation that are typical of Ciabatta loaves. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.
Organic Khorasan Flour (413)
Named after the Khorasan region of Northern Iran, our Khorasan flour is produced from an ancient variety of Durum wheat named ‘Khorasan’. These…wheats are the descendants of Emmer and have been traditionally cultivated over the centuries in subsistence farming systems in the Near East and Central Asia- Khorasan wheat is ideally suited to organic farming practices being a tall variety which is naturally resistant to fungal attack. In keeping with these ancient traditions, we gently stonegrind the Khorasan wheat to produce a wholemeal flour suitable for Breads and Pastas. Some people with intolerances to modern wheat varieties have found they can enjoy products made with Khorasan flour. Allergen information – This product contains gluten and may contain traces of sesame. Full specification available on request.