GrainCorp Limited provides services primarily to the grain industry. It handles and stores grain and other bulk commodities as an agent for marketing organisations, end users and growers; marketing of grain and other bulk commodities and the operation of grain pools; road and rail transport services for bulk commodities; provision of farm input products; and flour milling and mixing services. GrainCorp AG Plus GrainCorp AG Plus is GrainCorp’s farm inputs business unit. GrainCorp is a local provider of seed, agricultural chemical, fertilizer and seasonal finance solutions through a network of 28 Service Centers located at key grain receivals sites across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The company is involved in various seed breeding, research and development, and commercialization joint venture companies including SunPrime Seeds, PlantTech and Nugrain. Allied Mills GrainCorp’s primary processing business Allied Mills, Australia’s major flour milling and mixing business, operates at 11 sites throughout the mainland states. It produces a variety of human consumption flour products, including muffin mixes, pizza bases, cereals and other processed wheat, corn and maize products. Products are sold through four discrete distribution channels: Quality Baking Australia (Burns Philp); general commercial sales; bakery route trade and export. Allied Mills operates at 11 sites including nine wheat flour mills located in all mainland states, three non-wheat flour mills using maize, rice and soya; four mixing facilities, and three major external warehouses. Seaboard Terminals: GrainCorp operates a total of nine ports at Mackay, Gladstone, Pinkenba and Fisherman Islands (Brisbane), Carrington and Kooragang Island (Newcastle), Port Kembla, Geelong and Portland; and two containerisation facilities in Brisbane and Sunshine, Melbourne. Storage & Handling GrainCorp Storage & Handling operates the grain storage and handling receival networks, stretching across Australia’s three eastern states, with 350 country receival sites totaling approximately 25 million tons of storage capacity. The company’s nine port terminals provide receival, stock management and bulk/container export handling facilities for grain, and a range of other commodities including woodchips, sugar, cottonseed, frozen orange juice concentrate and mineral sands. Transport GrainCorp Transport provides a service for growers, customers and other GrainCorp business units in the transportation of grain from farm to receival sites then on to domestic end users and to port terminals, and the back-loading of fertiliser. GrainCorp provides transport services by road and rail to growers; end-user customers; and internal customers, including GrainCorp Marketing, and AG Plus. Rail: The company operates two locomotives and 40 rail wagons. It has operations in New South Wales, delivering grain from receival site to port for GrainCorp and AWB Limited. Road: The company’s road operations provide a range of services, including On-Farm Pick-Up, the movement of grain for GrainCorp Marketing to domestic end-users and the transport of fertilizer for AG Plus. In addition to internal customers, GrainCorp Transport also services a range of external clients. Marketing GrainCorp buys and sells Australian grain and a range of other commodities in domestic and export markets. Marketing offers growers risk management solutions, marketing and contracting alternatives. International Customers: GrainCorp sells grain in deregulated markets to Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Domestic Customers: GrainCorp provides bulk commodities solutions to domestic customers, including stock and lot feeders and mills. Significant Events GrainCorp. Ltd. restructured its storage and logistics and ports businesses in March 2009. The company would combine its storage and logistics divisions and regions into six new regions; Queensland, Northern NSW, Central NSW, Southern NSW, Eastern Victoria and Western Victoria.
(GNC:Australian Stock Exchange Ltd)
175 Liverpool Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 61 2 9325 9100
Fax: 61 2 9325 9180www.graincorp.com.au
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