WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — CBH Group said on Feb. 11 that it has planned a series of meetings focused on ways to increase the value of growers’ grain and control the costs of getting that grain to market.
Chief Executive Officer Andy Crane said the meetings will examine expansion plans of the network including increasing origins outside of WA and bolstering the co-operative's national accumulation capability whilst maintaining low storage and handling fees and freight rates.
"CBH is always looking at ways to continue to support growers. We understand in this competitive environment we must be adaptive and flexible," Crane said.
"There is enormous growth potential in Asia and the Middle East and we need to ensure the best value for our grain and the most cost effective supply chain to capitalize on these opportunities.
"The meetings will provide a platform for growers to be involved in the discussion and future direction of the co-operative and provide valuable feedback on how CBH can better service them and meet their needs going forward."
Crane will join Chairman Neil Wandel, General Manager Operations Colin Tutt and General Manager Marketing and Trading Jason Craig in hosting the meetings.
The meetings kick off in Koorda on Feb. 28 and end in Esperance on March 27. A full list of meetings is available at https://www.cbh.com.au/media-centre/news/2013.aspx.