Bunge celebrates 100 years in Australia with local growers and communities

Bunge, a world leader in agribusiness, food and ingredients, marked its centennial in Australia by hosting an event with over 100 local partners at Lake Towerrinning, Moodiarrup WA. 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.

In 1923, Bunge (Australia) Pty Ltd was established in Melbourne, concentrating in grain trading. It was the beginning of Bunge’s exciting trajectory in the Australian market and the world’s barley and wheat export markets. Today, Bunge brings essential grains and oilseeds from Western Australia to a diverse range of countries in Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe. The company operates a port terminal in Bunbury, two storage facilities in Arthur River and Kukerin, and a country head office 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.

"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. We are honoured to have served wheat, barley, canola and oat customers all over the world, pioneering solutions for growers to get their grain and oilseeds to the international market in and efficient and cost-effective way to maximize value creation for the rural communities we operate”, said Stephen Bennett, Bunge’s country lead in Australia. “Bunge’s global network and strong footprint worldwide offers local growers in Western Australia easy access to global markets, and we are always on the lookout to unlock new opportunities for their products.”

Bunge 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. To celebrate these 100 years of bringing food from Australia to the world, Bunge employees are also 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.