ROSSER, MANITOBA, CANADA — Viterra Canada Inc. has opened its new high-throughput grain facility at Rosser, Manitoba, Canada, and marked the occasion with a gathering of customers, employees and government officials, the company said June 22.

“Viterra has been working side by side with Manitoba farmers for over 100 years, connecting them to markets around the world,” said Kyle Jeworski, chief executive officer of Viterra North America. “During this time, we've evolved and adapted our business so that we can continue to provide the best service in the industry and ensure that we remain a leader.”   

The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes and can load up to 156 railcars through a loop track. Construction of the facility located just northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, began in 2020.

“This investment represents our ongoing commitment to driving excellence in the transportation supply chain and is another excellent example of Viterra’s commitment to creating and maintaining an industry leading asset network,” Jeworski said. “We take great care to evaluate our footprint and make the targeted investments necessary to support our industry today and well into the future.”

Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Viterra Canada Inc. operates 79 licensed grain storage facilities, including 71 country elevators, with 115.724 million bushels of licensed storage capacity, according to Sosland Publishing Co.’s 2022 Grain & Milling Annual, making it the 13th largest grain company in North America. On June 14, Viterra also a opened new grain elevator in Biggar, Saskatchewan.

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.