The Grain Group of Companies Company Profile

The establishment of the Unigrain Group of Companies dates back to 1987. Unigrain originally bought grain-sorghum from producers and delivered it directly to processing plants. Unigrain now offers a wide range of services.

The need to provide a comprehensive supply chain service to clients gave rise in 1991 to the establishment of Grain Carriers, a road transport company. Unigrain Commodities was established in 2001 to service the winter grain market. Grain Logistics was a further extension of the group’s strategy to penetrate the supply chain. Grain Logistics supply services to grain processors to facilitate the receiving, handling and management of grain on their own premises.

As a true South African enterprise, the Unigrain group has serviced the local agricultural services sector with distinction. As a pioneer, Unigrain was the first company to do grain-sorghum transactions in a deregulated market, as well as the first farm-to-mill delivery white and yellow maize transactions in the country. Furthermore, Unigrain was also the first to facilitate a pre-seasonal fixed and minimum price contract between producers and processors. Grain Carriers was the first transporter of grain directly from the producer to the processors.