We’re with our customers across the whole grains & oilseeds supply chain, including producing added-value products.
We source, trade, ship, distribute and process grains & oilseeds such as wheat, maize, barley, rye, flaxseed, sorghum, chickpeas, and soybeans. Through our global origination capabilities and expertise in emerging markets, ocean freight and risk management services, we serve customers consistently worldwide.
With over 30 years of experience in West Africa, we’ve built strong customer relationships and are an established flour-miller and producer of pasta goods for sale into African markets.
As an independent trader, we trade with both local players and global majors in origin and destination markets. We’re agile, cost efficient, and responsive to market changes, volatility and supply disruptions, without compromising our drive to deliver for our customers.
Our leadership positions include being the number one soybean shipper by volume on the world’s largest route from Brazil to China, and a leading exporter of corn from Brazil. We’re also a major shipper of wheat from countries such as Germany and Argentina.
Alongside our expertise in ocean freight, our experienced trading team and risk management solutions, reliably source and deliver products to meet our customers’ needs around the world.
Consumer Insights to Help Customers Succeed
Our product development team works closely with bakeries to develop and test products, in order to tailor-make products that meet customers’ specific requirements. Our consumer insights team analyse and interpret data to help customers make informed decisions as products are being developed. This research enables us to help understand what consumers need, and crucially, why they feel this way.
We’re committed to the highest food quality and safety standards and in 2021 achieved the Food Safety Standard Certification (FSSC) 22000. The standard ensures that its range of products, that include leading brands Mama Gold Flour, Crown Premium Pasta and Supreme Semolina, comply with the stringent requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and those of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Innovative Flour Fortification
Supporting Nigerian Households
In Nigeria, where 60% of people live below the poverty line, malnutrition is a major concern. To help alleviate the issue, we're fortifying wheat flour with essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B, folic acid and zinc. Wheat flour derivative foods such as semolina, bread, noodles and pasta are staples in Nigerian households and an estimated 75 million food portions are consumed daily.
New Fortification Facilities
We have invested in a facility in Nigeria that prepares vitamin premix to the highest standards and in accordance with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). This gives us control over the quality of premix which in turn means having a consistent high quality fortified flour. The facility will be the first of its kind in Nigeria and is collaborating with non-profit organisation TechnoServe to develop more nutritious vitamin-fortified wheat flour and derivative food staples to help Nigerians live a healthier life.