Maize Master Helps Business Grow
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Gritsly Mill in Welkom
Q: Tell us more about how Gritsly Mill got started?
A: I started nine years ago with the Silostrat Group, an agricultural commodities trading house. I was responsible for getting a foot in the South African meat industry by means of the feedlot industry. After completing my research I saw a possible gap in the grit market and through Silostrat we rented a small maize mill on a farm just outside of Welkom. Within one year we saw the potential for the company to be even bigger and a decision was made to register
Q: What products do you produce?
A: Our main product is maize grit (white) that’s sold to the sorghum Beer Industry in South Africa as well as yellow maize that’s sold to the snack industry. We also supply several feedlots with hominy chop and white and yellow maize.
Maize meal is one of our by-products during the milling process which we sell throughout the country to maize meal suppliers.
Q: What is your total milling capacity?
A: We mill about 10 000 ton per month on the grit mill and an additional 1200 ton mealie meal per month using the container mill from Maize Master.
Q: How did you come to work with Maize Master?
A: I was first introduced to Maize Master by another milling company when I was doing my initial research. We worked with the team since the start of
Q: What has your experience been working with Maize Master?
A: Maize Master is a company that’s always willing to go the extra mile and to tailor make their equipment to suit your specific needs. Maize Master is definitely one of Gristly’s preferred suppliers when it comes to milling equipment.
Q: Why would you recommend Maize Master?
A: The company is a well-established and offers good quality machinery and service. Aside from that, I would say that the company and its team have good value systems in place and they do their work with integrity. To me, it’s also important to establish long-term working relationships to ensure sustainable business and I can truly say that that’s what I’ve found working with Maize Master.
Q: What Maize Master milling equipment do you use?
A: We have several smaller pieces of equipment from Maize Master that we use in our business, but we also purchased
Q: How has this affected your turnover and quality of
A: As maize meal is a by-product from the grit mill,