Delivering the value that nature designed into grain
The town of Panevezys has always been the capital of the Lithuanian and Baltic milling industry. Our company’s roots reach back to the mid 19th century, to 1841 to be precise, when someone named B. Rubinstein set up a modern mill in the town. It was the first industrial mill in the country. That milling company developed over the years – surviving wars, nationalization and eventual privatization – into Malsena AB, the leader of the Baltic milling and pasta industry. It was Malsena AB that undertook the ambitious task of bridging the gap between milling and starch-making. The construction of a starch plant in Panevezys began in 2005 and was completed in 2007, during the same period, the milling business was mostly moved to a site in Vievis. The flour and pasta businesses are very local, while starch and gluten are very international. And by the end of 2008, the starch- making unit was capable of going it on its own. Thus, Amilina was born through a demerger as a dedicated Lithuanian starch manufacturing company. So while we have deep-rooted traditions of grain processing and milling the company itself is young and modern, with dynamic vision for the future.