AUSTRALIA – Commodity trading giant Bunge Limited is marking a century in Australia throughout October, hosting an event with more than 100 local partners at Lake Towerrinning, Moodiarrup, Western Australia.
Bunge (Australia) Pty. Ltd. was established in Melbourne in 1923, focusing on grain trading in the wheat and barley export markets.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, Bunge is also giving back to the communities where it operates by organizing volunteering initiatives throughout October to support food access.
Bunge said it will continue to focus on growing and developing its business in Australia with a strong commitment to sustainability and aiming to leave a positive mark on the communities where it operates.
“We are proud to celebrate 100 years in Australia and are grateful to all the growers and business partners we work with to build a reliable, sustainable, and transparent supply chain,” said Stephen Bennett, country lead in Australia for Bunge. “
Bennet added that the US-based world leader in agribusiness is honored to have served wheat, barley, canola, and oat customers all over the world.
Bunge offers pioneering solutions for growers to get their grain and oilseeds to the international market in an efficient and cost-effective way to maximize value creation for the rural communities we operate
The company operates a port terminal in Bunbury, two storage facilities in Arthur River and Kukerin, and a country head office in Melbourne.
To celebrate these 100 years of bringing food from Australia to the world, Bunge employees are participating in volunteering activities to support local groups focused on addressing hunger and food access.
The team will be cooking a barbeque for the elderly at the Wagin Homecare, picking fruit at the Thommo’s Community Garden in Bunbury and the Greycliffe farm in collaboration with Milligan, and joining OzHarvest in Cooking for a Cause in Melbourne.
In recent years, Bunge in Australia has been growing its volumes steadily and registered a record year in export volumes in 2022.
The company continues to grow and is currently developing projects to expand storage capacity in the region. Recently, Bunge completed the construction of a new silo in Bunbury, adding additional capacity.
Bunge’s global network and strong footprint worldwide offer local growers in Western Australia easy access to global markets.
“We are always on the lookout to unlock new opportunities for their products,” Bunge said.