It all began in 1878 when Henry Simon established Henry Simon Ltd, a company that was to become a world famous organisation - the Simon Engineering Group.
His energy and enterprise were the principal driving force in the technical revolution that swept the British milling industry, by the gradual–reduction of the roller process and firmly establishing the Simon system of milling.
It is nearly impossible for a miller to witness a mill without a Henry Simon equipment in it.
MOSS AKTIEMØLLER (now, Lantmännen Cerealia), Mossefossen, Norway
Moss Aktiemøller - Now Lantmannen Cerealia AS’s heritage goes all the way back to the 19th Century. It was an established who initiated the very first developments in the milling industry.
The family business – Henr. Gerner & Søn who owned six of the ten mills in Mossefossen, mills, built it to become one of Northern Europe's most modern rolling mills.
In 1891, the company was converted into a limited company, thus it was named as Moss Aktiemøller.
The mill workers founded the first trade union in Moss in 1892.
In the 1930s, Moss Aktiemøller built several operating buildings at the outlet of Mossefossen, and eventually most of the business was gathered there, moreover, the 36-meter-high silo in a town called Storgata was built in 1939.
In 1977 a new and modern mill building was built next to the large grain silo. This also became the first mill in the world to use computers.
Nora Industrier was known for food production, and the power production at Moss Aktiemøller was thus closed. Fortunately, oatmeal was invested, and in 1996 a new, modern mill was installed. At the same time, it was decided to shut down wheat flour production in Moss.
For this reason, the company was supported by SND to start up a new business. This would be the company's new road - from mill to food factory. A new and modern cereal factory was established and today famous brands such as Axa Go'dag and Bjørn oatmeal are produced in Moss. The name of the establishment is Lantmännen Cerealia, now.
NABISCO Flour Mill, Toledo, OH, USA
Nabisco Flour Mill, now Mondelez International soft wheat flour processing facility, the second largest flour mill in the United States. The Mondelez facility has a daily flour production capacity of 31,000 cwts (approx.. 1.400 Tons) and storage capacity of 5.5 million bus of wheat.
Nippon Flour Mills Company Ltd., Nagoya, Japan
Henry Simon Ltd. have supplied Nippon Flour Mills new Nagoya Mill with the most advanced Rollermills and Bin Activators available.
Millenium Mills, London, UK
Millennium Mills was designed and built by millers William Vernon & Sons of West Float, Birkenhead in 1905 with construction overseen by W. A. Vernon, the principal's son. The mills were extensive, featuring two plants, equipped by Henry Simon Ltd, that had a capacity of 100 sacks per hour.
W. A. Vernon described the mills in a single word as "palatial". Vernon and Sons named the mill after their most successful product, a flour variety which they called "Millennium Flour" after winning the "Miller Challenge Cup" at the 1899 International Bakers Exhibition.