Agriculture specialist Cefetra Ltd, based in Scotland, has announced that it will take over the management of Chilton Grain’s store in Chilton Airfield, near Sudbury, Suffolk.
The new agreement will take effect from 1 July 2018 and see Cefetra manage the day-to-day running of the store, which has a 45k tonnes capacity and is ideally located in one of the major grain growing areas in the UK.
As part of the plans Cefetra will also establish a grain origination team to work out of the same location by May 2018, and all existing Chilton Grain staff will transfer to Cefetra.
Andrew Mackay, managing director at Cefetra, comments: “Having worked with Chilton Grain for a number of years we are very pleased to have reached this agreement, and grateful for their support and trust in taking the business forward.
“The store and Sudbury team will enhance the services we can offer to both our farmer suppliers and customers in the area. Simon Weir of Chilton Grain also brings with him a great wealth of experience and local insight as he joins our team.
“We are confident in the future of the British agricultural sector and believe we can play a leading part in its success. Our recent purchase of Premium Crops and the book of Dalmark Grain Limited – previous operators of the Chilton Grain store – follow on from the acquisition of Wessex Grain in 2015, and are important steps in establishing Cefetra as a strong grain origination company with a nationwide capability.”