The food manufacturing arm of taipan John Gokongwei has inaugurated its newly expanded flour mill in Davao City which effectively triples its total production.
The new plant raises capacity in Davao from 300 metric tons per day to 900 MT and brings URC’s total milling capacity to 2,150 MT including output from its Pasig mill.
“We are bullish because we are buoyed by the prospects of the continued forecast of growth for wheat demand in the Philippines in the coming years,” said URC flour and pasta division business unit general manager Ellison Lee said in a statement.
The Philippines expects wheat imports to grow to 6.3 million metric tons this year from 5.98 million metric tons last year.
Lee said the higher flour output would allow URC to tap into markets abroad.
Designed and supplied by Swiss tech firm Buhler, the new plant is among the most modern to come online and the only flour mill in Southern Mindanao.