Premier Milling implements TransLution™ Software as Laboratory Information Management System

Premier provides innovative, branded and private label solutions to customers and consumers in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Premier Milling has 5 wheat mills and 2 maize mills located in South Africa and Swaziland, ensuring optimal supply with a total capacity of 800 000 tons of wheat and 600 000 tons of maize per annum. With such a large milling operation, Premier turned to TransLution™ Software, implementing TransLution Quality Manager as a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at all seven mills across South Africa and Swaziland. These sites mill a combination of maize and wheat products.

The results of all quality test are captured into TransLution – in addition to capturing results during production and for finished products, all raw material wheat intake test results are also imported into the LIMS system from the AGRIS ERP software.

Premier has implemented the software on a central server for all six South African mills, allowing for simple configuration and regulation across the sites. Standardised tests only need to be set up once for all sites to utilise them, while specific tests are handled on an exception basis.

During implementation, Afrisoft imported all the test results from Premier’s legacy system, making a full history of data available on the new system. This, along with importing Raw Material results from an external system and centrally capturing all results from multiple sites, Premier Milling has laid the foundation for a complete reporting and data analysis system with all the required data in one place. The system delivers all customer documents such as Certificates of Analysis and Certificates of Conformance, as well as a wide range of customisable reports – such as per-product, per-test, per-site, and per-customer – with all data available across multiple sites in a single location.


TransLution™ software was developed to assist manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies to better manage their business processes and stock handling. The TransLution™ product is particularly focussed on robust integration to customers’ existing ERP, accounting and stock management software for a wide range of transactions. TransLution™ is distributed in Africa by Afrisoft Africa (Pty) Ltd and in Europe by K3 SYSPRO.

Afrisoft Africa (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1998 to serve the specialised needs of agribusiness, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies. Afrisoft provides consulting services for business improvement and distributes, implements and supports TransLution, AGRISand other business improvement software in Africa.

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