Top 10 FMCG Companies in Australia 2015

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2. GrainCorp Limited

This is the only company which was a public listed company present in the list.

GrainCorp is Australia's largest agribusiness company. It operates in variety of business functions like Storage & Logistics, Marketing, Malt and Oils. GrainCorp traces its origin back to the New South Wales government in 1912 where by technologies for storing grains procured by government and to tackle with food shortages were developed. GrainCorp owes some of its distribution network to those inceptions which formed New South Wales grain board. Australia’s grain market was tightly controlled by government and GrainCorp being a government owned body help monopoly. Later in 1992 privatization began and Graincorp was sold for over $100 million to private banks. It performed series of alliances and acquisitions on the way to enter new markets like Europe and America. In 1996, the Marketing business was established and GrainCorp became the first bulk handler to trade grain within Australia as previously there were monopolies of government which adjusted prices of wheat. Two years later, GrainCorp listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. GrainCorp also operates 7 bulk grain export elevators which are serviced by 20 contracted trains who have capability of transporting up to 4 million tonnes of grain annually. Although privatized the government has huge say in decisions of graincorp since its operations can be considered important from national interest perspective and hence any takeover bid will probably get rejected by government.

Today GrainCorp has diversified its operations taking care of every aspect of grain supply value chains over various regions like Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, Singapore, China, the UK and Europe. In 2014 it recorded revenues of $3.33 billion and has market cap of over $2.1 billion.

Market Cap (billion dollars): 2.1

Revenues (billion dollars): 3.33

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