Senwes is one of the leading agribusiness companies in South Africa, established in 1909, with its roots and head office based in Klerksdorp South Africa. Its operations extend across four countries in the SADC region. The company’s main business is the provision of input products for agricultural production, market access for grain produce, as well as financial, technical and logistical services to grain producers. Senwes’ business activities are predominantly in the Northwest, Free State, Gauteng and Western Cape provinces of South Africa, with a footprint in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.
The Senwes group has an integrated model that facilitates delivery on its primary purpose of contributing to food security on a sustainable basis.
Senwes Grainlink is the market access side of the business and provides storage and handling through a well-deployed silo infrastructure, which has a capacity of 4, 6 million tonnes and constitutes more than 25% of the total South African commercial storage capacity. Senwes silos handle approximately 18% of the country’s grain and oilseeds in a normal agricultural production year. Senwes is a reliable supplier of clean, safe and healthy commodities of integrity and quality.
Senwes Village is responsible for supplying production input products and mechanisation requirements through competitive value and service packages. Value is added for producers through relevant input cost financing packages offered by Senwes Credit.
Senwes has a strategic partnership with Bunge (Europe, Middle East, Africa), the operating arm of Bunge Limited, a leading global agribusiness and food company through which joint venture agreements
are entered into which facilitate for both parties to realise their mutual aspirations and strategic objectives.
To this end a joint venture is currently in operation, through which the parties engage in international trading of wheat, yellow maize and oilseeds. Furthermore, Senwes and Bunge have recently agreed
to jointly investigate the establishment of an oil crushing plant in South Africa.
Senwes is rated as a level 6 BBBEE contributor. (See BBBEE scorecard on the website) Senwes is an unlisted company with shares trading on an OTC (over the counter) platform.