Premier has a rich history in milling with the first flour mill being built in Port Elizabeth more than 130 years ago. Today, Premier has 7 wheat mills and 3 maize mills strategically located in South Africa, Mozambique and eSwatini to ensure optimal supply with a total capacity of 980,000 tonnes of wheat and 680,000 tonnes of maize per annum. Two of our wheat mills are designed to mill flour for speciality industrial customers. Our Kroonstad maize mill is the biggest maize mill for human consumption housed under one roof, in the world. All of our mills are FSSC 22000 certified. Our bakeries are the biggest customer for our wheat mills and our flour brands include the iconic Snowflake brand which is more than 135 years old. Our maize brands include: Iwisa No.1, Nyala, Invicta, Impala and Super Sun. Our wheat brands within eSwatini include Bakers Pride and Ligugu.
The milling operations also comprise of 14 warehouses strategically located around the country to optimise product availability and minimise unnecessary product handling which ultimately reduces costs not only for our milling products but also our confectionery and home & personal care products which are also distributed through this network. In 2014 Premier opened its new high volume warehouse and DC based at Long Meadow in Johannesburg, which also holds an FSSC 22000 certification.