Company Profile

 

BREAKING NEW GROUND

Senwes is one of the leading agricultural companies in South Africa, with clients symbolising the heart of the company. The company is deeply rooted in agriculture and has a rich and proud history which extends over a period of 109 years.

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FOCUS AREAS

The Senwes Group of companies is supported by three pillars - Input Supply, Financial and Technical Services and Market Access in the Northwest, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces. The Senwes Group has an integrated business model to facilitate its core objective of making a meaningful contribution to food security in South Africa in a sustainable manner.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

SENWES CREDIT

Senwes Credit offers a range of unique and effective financial products to producers such as, inter alia, production loans, monthly accounts, credit arrangements of a long-term nature and hire purchase transactions.

Senwes Credit makes financial arrangements with off-takers of grain in order to extend bridging finance for the operating costs of their businesses.

Senwes Agricultural Services renders specialised services focused on adding value to agronomy, ani­mal science, farm management, agricultural-economics, soil analysis, information services and the establishment of emerging farmers.

Senwes Agricultural Services specialise in every facet of its business and ensures sustainable solutions and optimal turnaround times in order to be as adaptable as possible.

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SENWES ASSET FINANCE

Senwes Asset Finance offers comprehensive financial services focused on movable assets and bonds.

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CERTISURE

The Certisure group is an insurance company with numerous specialist areas which agricultural, commercial and individual clients can benefit from.

Certisure renders broker and administrative services which cater for and address the risk requirements of clients.

Certisure specialises in asset insurance, financial planning, crop insurance, credit life insurance, corporate insurance, game insurance and medical aid schemes.

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MOLEMI SELE

Molemi Sele is the owner of a cell captive for credit life insurance within Guardrisk Life and focuses on underwriting risks within the credit life insurance domain.

THOBO TRUST

Thobo Trust is an independent trust and serves as strategic partner for Senwes’ broad-based black economic empowerment and socio-economic development objectives.

Thobo Trust unlocks value for employees, farm labourers, emerging farmers and communities in rural areas, where Senwes conducts business.

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INPUT SUPPLY

SENWES EQUIPMENT

Senwes Equipment is an agricultural equipment and services partner of distinction and offers mechanisation and maintenance solutions.

Senwes Equipment is also the exclusive John Deere agent in central South Africa, where the quality of the equipment runs parallel with the supply channel.

Senwes Equipment assists producers with solution-driven services in order to increase their profits and keep their input costs as low as possible.

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HINTERLAND

Hinterland specialises in the empowerment of producers by supplying input products such as fertiliser, seed, fuel and pesticides for a wide variety of farming practices.

Hinterland offers a wide variety of hardware and convenience products to the general public which include irrigation equipment, DIY-products, hardware, animal health, animal feed and fuel.

Hinterland also assists producers with irrigation and livestock feeds and medicine.

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JDI

JD Implemente enables Senwes Equipment to expand its market share in the Western and Eastern Cape. JD Implemente renders services to producers through six business units by providing excellent agri-mechanisation and maintenance solutions.

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PRODIST

Prodist is the wholesale distributor of a wide variety of agricultural products and general commodities between the producer and the end consumer.

Prodist is focused on servicing the agri-business and retail hardware markets in South Africa and its neighbouring countries as an effective supply channel.

Prodist is one of the most prominent wholesalers and suppliers of spares for agricultural implements, agricultural and irrigation equipment, hardware and tools.

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GRASLAND ONDERNEMINGS

Grasland specialises in the production of high quality lime.

Grasland also supplies dolomitic and high-quality lime as well as gypsum products for agricultural and industrial purposes.

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MARKET ACCESS

SENWES GRAINLINK

Senwes Grainlink specialises in the handling and storage of grain and oilseeds and is positioned between the producer and the off-taker.

Senwes Grainlink handles grain on a central basis, even though the procurement action is decentralised. Producer-specific contracts and trading solutions allow the producer to optimise his crop due to the availability of extensive pricing products and strategies.

Senwes Grainlink also renders services to the grain off-taker.

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TRADEVANTAGE

TTradevantage provides an extensive grain marketing and trading service to both national and international clients relating to maize, oilseeds, wheat and sundry soft commodities.

Tradevantage is uniquely developed to meet the needs of each client and supplies the product to off-takers at their production plants.

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GRAINOVATION

Grainovation is a leading logistics operator in the agricultural sector and offers specialised logistical solutions to both the producer and off-taker of grain and oilseeds.

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ELECTRONIC SILO CERTIFICATES

Electronic Silo Certificates provides a safe and effective way of managing electronic silo certificates via the internet or smartphones.

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SENWES SEED

Senwes Seed established itself over decades as an excellent seed processor with a sound reputation amongst producers in the market.

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SENWES GRAANMAKELAARS

Senwes Graanmakelaars acts as a broking agent for clients wishing to obtain access to the JSE (Safex) Agricultural Commodities Division.

Senwes Graanmakelaars provides an opportunity to producers, consumers and speculators to hedge or take part in potential market opportunities.

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