Far Reaching


Logistics on a Global Scale

Logistics are crucial to our timely and cost effective supply of top quality malt.  Our total control over the logistical supply chain utilising the full range of transport options including trucks, trains and ships ensures complete quality assurance and traceability to the brewery. 

Half of the exported European malt passes through our Port of Antwerp facility much of it on its way to markets in South America, Africa and Asia. With a combined malting plant and export terminal we can provide malt and barley loading in all desired packaging options from 25 kg sacks to 20.000 ton vessels. 

Located near the Port of Felixstowe the UK’s largest container port our Bury St. Edmunds facility offers excellent access to overseas markets, particularly Asia and the Caribbean. 

Our Glenesk plant on the East coast of Scotland offers excellent possibilities for the export distilling malt with close proximity to the Port of Grangemouth allowing transshipment  through major European ports.

As the logistical vain for transport to Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, the Danube river has proven itself to be a strategic location for our Hungarian facility.  Located on a peninsula in the Danube river, Boortmalt Hungary provides the most environmentally friendly and cost efficient transport option possible.  Both our facilities in Croatia and Hungary provide both bulk truck and train loading.

ATO JV (our joint venture with Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen, The Belgian national railway operator) is situated next to the silos and malting plant of Antwerp and provides all the necessary flexibilities required for the loading and offloading of containers for trucks, trains and boats.

Key figures

  • Subsidiary of Axereal, the largest French grain cooperative
  • 5th largest producer of Malt in the World and the 2nd in Europe
  • Annual sales of 1.1 million tonnes
  • 10 production facilities throughout Europe with 385 employees
  • Responsibility - Member of SAI
  • GMS - consultancy specialising in supply chain and infrastructure projects particularly in developing markets
  • Globally respected Malting Course