The Bühler Group has signed an agreement to supply the TPS Group, an Indonesian rice and noodle producer, with two, 17 tons per hour rice reprocessing lines valued at US$7 million.
The contract marks a further milestone in Bühler’s continuing expansion in rice processing across Asia and a significant step forward for the TPS Group, following its entry into the rice business in 2010.
The installation of the rice reprocessing plants at Sidrap, South Sulawesi, will increase the TPS Group’s total production capacity by 240,000 tons per year, with warehouse capacity increasing to 30,000 tons.
The project by Bühler will be commissioned by mid-year 2016.
TPS Group currently has three rice processing plants across Indonesia, including PT. Jatisari Rejeki (Cikampek-West Java), PT. Indo Bears Unggul (Cikarang-West Java) and PT. Sukses Abadi Karya Inti (Sragen-Central Java), with a total capacity of 480,000 tons.
Investment for the TPS Group’s South Sulawesi sites, will increase the manufacturer’s total production capacity to 810,000 tons per year while underlining its commitment to achieve 5% share of milled rice production volume in Indonesia by 2020.