Senwes Grainlink (A division of Senwes)
Senwes Grainlink provides storage and handling facilities through a well-developed silo and alternative storage infrastructure. Senwes’ silos handle approximately 20% of the country’s grain and oilseeds in an average agricultural production year. Senwes Grainlink operates 68 grain silo complexes and 3 throughput structures. These silo complexes include 2 223 bins which receive, dry, clean and store grain and oilseeds. At full capacity we store nearly 4,6 million tonnes, which represents more than 25% of the total South African commercial storage capacity.
Senwes has streamlined the link between procurement and marketing of grain to assist the producer as well as the offtaker in maximising their turnaround time. The efficient handling of grain through our silo complexes is underpinned by a combination of proven experience, industry knowledge and the application of reliable and innovative technology. Grain trading is managed through 1 trading office as well as 18 procurement offices. Customised contracts and trading solutions allow for full optimisation of the harvest to secure maximum returns for the producer. Services are also rendered to the grain off-taker in order to ensure that his raw material supply requirements are addressed.
Grain trading is done on a national basis through Tradevantage (Subsidiary of Senwes), which is positioned to serve the local market and to participate in exports and imports. Grainovation (Joint Venture with Imperial Logistics) provides logistical services for the procurement and trading of grain and oilseeds. Senwes increased its shareholding in ESC to 50%. ESC (Joint Venture with AFGRI) traded 16 123 silo certificates nationally this year.
Senwes Equipment (A division of Senwes)
Senwes Equipment is responsible for the supply of mechanisation equipment and maintenance services. This supply channel matches the quality of its equipment - from tractors and planters to combine harvesters and other agricultural equipment with sustainable support and unequalled after-sales service. Senwes Equipment is truly the farmer’s partner in increasing profits and lowering input costs through precision farming, especially in a volatile labour market. Senwes is also the exclusive agent for John Deere in central South Africa, supplying whole goods, spare parts and rendering workshop services from 25 outlets and 14 mechanisation workshops.
Senwes Equipment's footprint as an exclusive John Deere agent has been expanded to the Western and Eastern Cape through a partnership with JD Implements (Subsidiary of Senwes with Tomlinson family). JD Implements conducts its business through five outlets.
Senwes Credit (A division of Senwes)
Senwes Credit provides credit to its clients through production loans, monthly accounts, credit arrangements of a long-term nature and hire-purchases. Financial arrangements also occur with the off-takers of grain so as to create bridging finance for the operational costs of their businesses. Senwes Credit, through its Agricultural Services division, also renders services to producers in the field of agronomy, soil technology and animal science to optimise their operations. Our product offering is competitive in terms of its features and pricing, but we distinguish ourselves from other financial service providers through our agility, sustainable solutions, close relationships and fast turn-round times.
Certisure Brokers (Joint Venture with NWK) is a joint venture between Senwes and NWK and is focused on supplying various tailor-made insurance products to producers, clients and the general public and the rendering of broker and administrative services to address our clients’ risk needs.
The newly established Molemi Sele Management (Associate company with AFGRI and NWK) is the owner of a cell captive for credit life insurance within Guardrisk Life.