Grain Division

[Major Products and Areas]

  • Grains in general (corn, soybeans, wheat, rapeseed, etc.)
  • Feed ingredients (soybean meal, rapeseed meal, fish meal, etc.)
  • Compound feed

Our Strength

Grain trade and sales worldwide; the largest trading volume in the industry

Marubeni has the largest trading volume of grain among all of Japan’s sogo shosha, or general trading companies. With a worldwide grain procurement system mainly in North and South America, and a worldwide sales network, Marubeni provides a reliable supply of grain at competitive price to the global market where grain demand is increasing as well as to Japan.

  • Harvest scene
  • Production site
  • One of Marubeni's own vessels

Grain procurement and export business in the U.S.

Marubeni owns Gavilon Holdings, LLC ("Gavilon"), Columbia Grain, Inc. (“Columbia Grain”), and Pacificor, LLC (“Pacificor”) in the U.S., the largest grain producing and exporting country. The grain is procured by Gavilon and Columbia Grain, and through Pacificor’s shipping facilities, exported to Japan and other countries around the world. These group companies work closely together and realize a stable grain supply.

  • Gavilon pickup terminal
  • Columbia Grain pickup terminal
  • Pacificor T-5 shipping terminal

Operating export facilities of grain in Brazil

Aerial view of Terlogs

Marubeni owns Terlogs Terminal Maritimo Ltda. (“Terlogs”) as a subsidiary, which operates grain storage and shipping facilities at the port of Sao Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina, in Brazil, which is the second largest producing and exporting country of grain next to the U.S. Terlogs connects the increasing demands of emerging nations such as China and Southeast Asian countries, with the expanding production of Brazil, thereby realizing steady and timely grain exports.

Nationwide placement of grain silos for a stable, large-volume supply

The Marubeni Group has seven grain import silos across Japan including Pacific Grain Terminal Co., Ltd. (“Pacific Grain Terminal”). These import silos enable efficient supply to the neighboring feed plants. Marubeni also invests in the leading oil crushing company, The Nisshin OilliO Group, and provides them oilseeds as a raw material.

  • Tokachi Grain Terminal
  • PGC South Japan

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