Weston’s flour and semolina mill back in business

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 6th September 2011

Queensland’s largest flour mill and only durum semolina mill, owned by Weston Milling, has recommenced production after an extensive rebuild that followed the devastating Brisbane floods in January 2011.

The mill, located at Moorooka in Brisbane since 1954, is of strategic importance to Weston Milling’s supply of flour for domestic and international markets.

Weston Milling produces a range of flours to make bread, cakes, biscuits, pastry, noodles. The company’s customers range from large Australian businesses including Tip Top Bakeries, and Top Taste Cakes, to small hot bread shops.

Weston Milling Managing Director Peter McKinney said, “After more than six months of clearing and rebuilding our manufacturing capability, we are now back producing on site.

“The flood waters caused considerable water damage particularly to major electrical equipment as parts of the site were covered with more than two metres of water.

Mr McKinney added, “The rebuilding effort has included new electrical rooms and equipment, refurbishment of our quality assurance laboratory, administration offices and test bakery.

“Many of our employees temporarily moved to work in our mills in New South Wales and South Australia to help produce the flour needed to supply our Queensland customers. These employees have returned to Queensland and we thank them and their families for their assistance.”