Food GroupGrain Division
Major Products and Areas
- Grains in general (corn, soybeans, wheat, rapeseed, etc.)
- Feed ingredients (soybean meal, rapeseed meal, fish meal, etc.)
- Compound feed
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.
Grain procurement and export business in the U.S.
Marubeni owns Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. ("Gavilon"), Columbia Grain International, LLC (“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.
Operating export facilities of grain in Brazil
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.