Millers Foods are a 100% Australian owned and operated flour mill servicing the needs of the baking industry in Western Australia.
We began operations on July 12th 1999 after a management buyout of what was previously the Defiance flour mill in Byford. The sale by Goodman Fielder of the Bunge Defiance operation in Byford to Millers Foods has resulted in us acquiring the land and buildings, plant and equipment.
As a relatively small producer competing in a market dominated by large food conglomerates, we determined that we would only succeed if we “did the hard things better” than our competitors and offered the market a real independent alternative. This strategy has proven to be highly successful to date in the industrial market with incremental increases in sales and a steadily increasing customer base.
Complementing our premium quality flour, we are dedicated to providing an unmatched level of service to our customers that includes commercial bakery trouble shooting and technical assistance. Our customers value the technical expertise we provide with their R&D projects as well as the assistance that we offer with the implementation of food safety plans.
The mill is situated 40kms south of Perth city on the South Western highway. Built in 1988 the mill has produced flour for the Western Australian market under the Defiance Brand. In January 2000 year the mill was upgraded with a state of the art rollermill lifting the capacity by 25% to 4.5 tonne of wheat per hour.
In addition to the milling operation modern mixing, packing and warehousing facilities exist for further processing of flour products. The site also includes a flour testing laboratory and a test bakery.
For retail product we use a Fawema packer together with a Packomatic collator and shrink tunnel and a Ramsey metal detector. The line has the flexibility to pack both 2kg and 1kg packets.