Buffalo Millers. Record-breaking flour packing in the “home of champions”
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2022|
|Scope & content||In the North Rift region of Western Kenya lies the city of Eldoret where in 2013, Evans Kili, a mechanical & plant engineer, established a small, 20 tonnes per day maize mill and called it ‘Buffalo Millers’. |
Within the Kalenjin tribe in Kenya, family groups are identified by animal symbols and the Kili family comes under the symbol of the mighty buffalo and therefore what better name to bestow on the new milling enterprise. A brand name of ‘Mfalme’ was chosen which means king in Swahili and a glistening golden crown became the brand emblem.
The new brand gained instant success, to such a degree in fact, that one thing became rapidly clear – that 20 tonnes per day capacity was not enough to satisfy the demand for orders. Plans were drawn up to increase capacity and today the plant mills 100 tonnes of maize daily and continues to increase its share of the consumer-flour market…Read more.