BIGGAR, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Viterra Canada Inc. officially opened its new high-throughput grain facility in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a gathering of customers, employees and government officials to celebrate the occasion, Viterra said on June 14.

The facility in west central Saskatchewan has a storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes of grain and can load up to 156 railcars through a loop track. 

“Our significant investment in this new grain elevator demonstrates our confidence that this area of the province will continue to play an important role in Canadian and global agriculture for many more years to come,” said Kyle Jeworski, chief executive officer for Viterra North America. “We are proud to revitalize our presence through this facility, and of what it will mean to farmers, suppliers and other stakeholders in this province and in this community.”

Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Viterra Canada Inc. operates 79 licensed grain storage facilities with 115.724 million bushels of licensed storage, according to Sosland Publishing Co.’s 2022 Grain & Milling Annual, making it the 13th largest grain company in North America. Viterra Ltd., based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the crop trading business spun out of Glencore in 2020. It has more than 17,500 employees operating in 37 countries, and its network of storage, processing and transport assets connects producers and consumers to supply sustainable, traceable and quality-controlled agricultural products.

“We recognize that our success as a company is tied to the high level of service we provide to our customers, and their ability to provide us with the quality products we need to meet our end users’ expectations worldwide,” Jeworski said. “Further, we’re proud to make a positive impact with this project through local employment opportunities and other economic benefits.”