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Jamaica Grain & Cereals Limited (JGCL), a member of the SEPROD Group of Companies, officially opened its newly refurbished, state-of the art Multi-Grain Milling Operation and launched the latest additions to its product portfolio on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The over J$3B joint venture initiative with Seaboard Corporation also marks the company’s foray into flour production under the Gold Seal brand, a move which now sees the company producing counter flour, baking flour, whole wheat flour and specialty value-added products. The outlay also covers the construction of the Grain Terminal at the Port enabling JGCL to receive larger grain vessels and affording it the flexibility to purchase grain from the most advantageous sources. The investment will also allow JGCL to increase its cornmeal production to better satisfy demand throughout the Caribbean.

 

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Investment: Investment in the Mill and Grain Terminal is in excess of JA$3 Billion.

Export Opportunities - With our investment in the Mill we are now able to meet the requirements for all corn-based imports throughout the region and can now meet the demand. Export for both milled corn and wheat will target the CARICOM market first, with the primary targets being the Snack Food Manufacturers and the Industrial and Commercial Bakers in the region.

The construction of the Grain Terminal at the Port enables JGCL to receive larger grain vessels for subsequent redistribution on smaller vessels. It also gives it the flexibility to purchase grain from the most advantageous sources. The Grain Terminal adds value to the Port of Kingston as a transshipment destination for a variety of other cargo.

Employment Statistics: The new JGCL plant created more than 300 jobs, many of which include highly skilled persons with technical certification i.e. degrees and diplomas in engineering and food sciences.

Product Quality Comparisons: We will meet and exceed the technical requirements of Bakers and Snack Food Manufacturers. The quality standards were also designed to meet the expectations of the market and exceed the current mean levels of quality in the market.

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