Cefetra Buys Chilton Grain

Agricultural specialist Cefetra, is to take over the management of Chilton Grain in Suffolk.

The agreement will take effect from 1 July 2018 and will see Cefetra manage the day-to-day running of the store in Chilton Airfield, near Sudbury, which has a 45,000 tonnes capacity. It is ideally located in one of the major grain growing areas in the UK.

As part of the plans Cefetra will establish a grain origination team to work out of the same location by May 2018, and all existing Chilton Grain staff will transfer to Cefetra.

Andrew Mackay, managing director at Cefetra, said: “Having worked with Chilton Grain for a number of years we are very pleased to have reached this agreement, and grateful for their support and trust in taking the business forward.

“We are confident in the future of the British agricultural sector and believe we can play a leading part in its success. Our recent purchase of Premium Crops and the book of Dalmark Grain Limited - previous operators of the Chilton Grain store - follow on from the acquisition of Wessex Grain in 2015, and are important steps in establishing Cefetra as a strong grain origination company with a nationwide capability.”

In 2013 the Cefetra Group became part of BayWa, a Munich based company which operates in the agriculture, building materials and energy sectors.
 
BayWa as I understand it are a European company who are not short of a few shillings and will probably become big players in the UK ag landscape in time.
I certainly think they will. I've just been looking on the Baywa website and their ag revenue was €11 Billion. That's just the Baywa group I guess too and won't take into account the Cefetra Uk and Europe either. Also didn't know they marketed apples!!!!! Baywa have just marketed the first German crop of Jazz apples.
 

charlie86

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I certainly think they will. I've just been looking on the Baywa website and their ag revenue was €11 Billion. That's just the Baywa group I guess too and won't take into account the Cefetra Uk and Europe either. Also didn't know they marketed apples!!!!! Baywa have just marketed the first German crop of Jazz apples.
 

charlie86

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BayWa originate in Bavaria, and were formed as a farmer Cooperative. Now financed/owned by Cooperative Banks.
Mainly shipping raw materials to compound mills, shipping about 40/50 million tonnes of Raw materials, mainly soya.
Very big in seed breeding & fertilisers, plus sell 7000 tractors in Germany alone, besides their renewable energy businesses.
They're big in apples and soft fruits in NZ. Employ approx 16,000 staff worldwide. An extremely successful company. They also bought Evergrain 18 months ago, who are the largest Malting Barley House in Europe. Cefetra/ BayWa are definitely a business who are planning to grow, and are good for their money!
 

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