Grain silos are complex facilities designed for the storage of grains for varying periods of time, whether short-term or long-term. A silo consists of a machinery house, over-bin and under-bin space, and silo cells where the grains are stored. Our silo has a capacity of up to 65,000 tons of grain. To ensure that the crops reach the silo cells and maintain their quality during storage, various machines within the mentioned silo areas come into play. Essential components include the transportation machinery, such as chain conveyors and elevators, facilitating horizontal and vertical grain movement, allowing for filling and emptying of the cells.
In addition to these basic elements, aspirators, or grain cleaning machines, are also present to separate impurities.
One crucial characteristic that affects the preservation of grain quality during storage is its moisture content. Accordingly, since 2009, we have a continuous dryer from Schmidt Seeger, with a capacity of 50 tons per hour, which helps maintain optimal moisture levels. Moreover, our facility enables loading not only into trucks and train cars but also into ships through a new loading line equipped with precise flow scales, with a capacity of 300 tons per hour.
Throughout the year, we receive, clean, store, and deliver around 100,000 tons of wheat to the mill. Our state-of-the-art silo and storage facilities, along with the advanced machinery and equipment, ensure the preservation of grain quality and efficient handling processes, making Danubius a reliable partner in the grain industry.
The mill, where grains are ground into powder, must be as flawless as the particles of flour that come out of it. Considering the quantities of flour produced in Danubius’ facilities, the image becomes even more fascinating. The Swiss-made “Bühler” mill has been operating since 2009 and remains the most modern mill in Serbia.
The journey from grain to flour is a long one, with the entire facility even reaching up to the seventh floor. The system is fully enclosed, ensuring the purity and correctness of the flour. The mill grinds 300 tons of wheat per day, producing the highest quality types of flour for all purposes, including semolina used in our pasta factory.
Flour is a fundamental staple in our lives. It is produced through multi-phase grinding and milling of wheat grains into particles of different sizes. By sieving and classifying these particles using various screens, a wide range of intermediate flours is obtained. They differ from each other in terms of granulation, color, composition, and technological properties.
By carefully forming recipes using a combination of these intermediate flours, final products – both standard and specialized flours – are obtained. Soft and hard flours differ precisely in particle size. If the recipe is composed of very fine particles, we get fine flour, powdery in texture, which we call soft flour. If the granulation is larger, the flour will be coarser, flowing through fingers like sand. This is hard flour.
From this factory alone, eight types of flour are produced and packaged for household use. We deliver flour to stores and end customers in packages of 0.9 kg, 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg, 30 kg, and 50 kg, as well as in bulk.
Our flours are designed for professionals, pastry chefs, and culinary enthusiasts who love to express their creativity in the kitchen. With our pizza flour, anyone can become a pizza master in their own home!
Danubius pasta traces its roots back to the distant year of 1918 when the first factory was established in Novi Sad.
Pasta is produced by mixing wheat semolina, water, and additives. The process takes place in special mixers, after which the dough is crushed, pressed, shaped, cut, dried, and packaged. Semolina from durum wheat, also known as hard wheat (Triticum durum), is the primary raw material used in pasta production. Pasta can also be made from common soft wheat (Triticum aestivum spp vulgare).
Durum wheat varieties are rich in proteins, resulting in semolina with a strong gluten network, leading to the best pasta structure. Pasta made from such semolina is easier to cook, less likely to stick, maintains its shape and firmness, and has elasticity. In the production of high-quality pasta, durum wheat is simply indispensable. By using the finest ingredients and employing modern technology, Danubius ensures the production of top-quality pasta, cherished by consumers for its texture, taste, and versatility in various culinary creations.
When Danubius started producing pasta from durum wheat varieties, it was a significant innovation in the Serbian market. It quickly became evident that the domestic factory could create a product that rivaled the finest Italian pasta, thanks to the use of state-of-the-art long and short pasta production lines from Fava.
Durum pasta is made from first-class durum semolina, boasting an amber-yellow color. Its superior quality and balanced ratio of carbohydrates and proteins give durum pasta a delicate and delightful taste. The pasta’s resilience during cooking primarily comes from its high protein content, the strength, and elasticity of gluten, as well as the high-temperature drying cycles it undergoes. The result is pasta that not only meets but exceeds the standards of excellence set by Italian pasta, offering a delightful culinary experience to consumers. With Danubius’ commitment to top-notch quality and the use of premium raw materials, their durum pasta stands as a true testament to their dedication to producing exceptional products.
Whole Wheat and Vitamin-Enriched Pasta
Whole wheat durum pasta serves as a rich source of carbohydrates and contains three times more fiber than any other pasta variety. Within its product range, Danubius also offers tricolore pasta, a product obtained by mixing durum semolina, water, dried tomatoes, and dried spinach. This delightful combination adds a burst of color and flavor to the pasta.
Danubius also produces vitamin-enriched pasta, made from regular wheat semolina with the addition of vitamins A and D. Each 100g of this pasta contains 50% of the daily recommended intake of these essential vitamins. By incorporating vitamins into the pasta, Danubius strives to offer not only a delectable culinary experience but also a nutritious choice for consumers. Through these innovative and health-conscious pasta varieties, Danubius continues to exemplify its commitment to providing high-quality, diverse, and nutritionally rich products to its valued customers.