We have the most advanced technology in the flour industry. The new mill allows daily production of 10,000 quintals of wheat, 1,300 bushels of corn flour and a storage capacity of 30,000 quintals of flour. Every month we import about 25,500 tons of grain. We have an elevator which has a storage capacity of 90,000 tons of grain. We currently export to the Caribbean Islands. All of our products are manufactured under FDA regulations.
Besides Amapola®, Molinos de Puerto Rico manufactures industrial products, such as: Buccaneer, Special 50, Triunfador, Full Power High Gluten, Garland Cracker, Gran Galleta and Queen Quality; these are recognized brands in the bakery industry.
Our brands have been awarded the "Excellence in Quality" price of the Puerto Rico Products Association.
On April of 1959, the facilities of Molinos de Puerto Rico were established, which represented a breakthrough in the industrial program of our island and the realization of ConAgra’s greater expansion plan to date.
On April 7, the first quintal of flour was produced, representing a breakthrough in the landscape of our industry. Off loading facilities at the port were increased to accommodate additional shipments of bulk grain and to manage raw materials.
Satellite Mill opens in Las Piedras, to serve customers in that area, preparing food for dairy and beef cattle, poultry and pigs. When they began operations, this mill had the capacity to produce 300 tons per day.
1973 - Foundation of feed mills, plant located in Hatillo, dedicated to filling the need to provide quality food for animals.
Molinos de Puerto Rico and Amapola began during this time to provide support to the adjacent community of Cataño and Guaynabo, by sponsoring non-profit groups, educational and cultural, such as Luis Muñoz Rivera Elementary School I, assisting in the education of our youth for the future.
As the new millennium approached, we saw the construction of a new mill to process wheat and corn. The new facilities represented an investment of $22 million. Considered the most technologically advanced in the United States, the new mill provided a 30% increase in production capacity and a 60% increase in storage capacity.
La Cremita Amapola, transformed and renewed its image by changing its wrapping paper to a plastic container. This step lead to additional investment and required adjustments in manufacturing, distribution and also required additional shelf space in supermarkets.
With its strong commitment to the community, Molinos de Puerto Rico hosted their first Charity Golf Event, a fundraiser to benefit the Hogar del Niño El Ave María. This institution welcomes children from birth to age three, who were victims of abuse and neglect by offering comprehensive service and transitional housing, instilling of religious values, warmth and maternal care.