Agrocorp has operated a $20 million, high-speed loading and cleaning pulse facility in Moose Jaw since 2013. As part of the move, the company said it expects to add 20 new jobs as the company expands over the next three years in Moose Jaw.
“Agrocorp would like to thank Premier Brad Wall for his work on increasing agricultural trade opportunities for Saskatchewan,” said Colin Topham, managing director for Agrocorp Processing. “I have seen first-hand the efforts Saskatchewan makes to further opportunities for Canadian crops around the world and the important role crops play globally. Given Saskatchewan’s productive land base and thriving community, Agrocorp is proud to be moving headquarters to this growing province.”
Earlier this year, Agrocorp entered a purchase agreement with Veikle Grain Ltd. to buy the latter’s grain terminal in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. Located in northern Saskatchewan on a main CP Rail line, the Cut Knife plant handles pulses, grains and oilseeds.
Singapore-based Agrocorp has a long history of purchasing Canadian grains, pulses, oilseeds and specialty crops. In the last year Agrocorp said its bulk vessel and container divisions combined for a total export of 1.75 million tonnes of Canadian pulses, grains and oilseeds. With 17 global offices, one of Agrocorp’s greatest strengths is an established presence in Canada’s top emerging export markets, the company said.