We are very pleased to announce that Agrocorp Processing will be moving headquarters from Vancouver, BC to Moose Jaw, SK. An official announcement ceremony was held at the Moose Jaw processing plant on November 7, 2016, where our very own Vijay Iyengar, Chairman and Managing Director of Agrocorp International Pte Ltd., and Colin Topham, Managing Director of Agrocorp Processing, were in attendance to help present the news.
We were also pleased to have Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall attend and speak at the event. “I first met Agrocorp Chairman and Managing Director Vijay Iyengar during an Asian trade mission and certainly encouraged Agrocorp to invest in Saskatchewan. So I welcome this decision and thank Agrocorp for creating new jobs and investment in Saskatchewan” said the Premier at the November 7 announcement.
Other special guests included: Minister of Agriculture, Lyle Stewart, Mayor of Moose Jaw, Fraser Tolmie, and local MLAs Greg Lawrence, and Warren Michelson; Alanna Koch, Deputy Minister to the Premier; Deb Thorn, Moose Jaw’s Economic Development Officer; and many of our local business partners and friends from the grower community.
“Canada has established itself as a major supplier of plant protein for the world’s increasing population, and we are excited to have Agrocorp as part of Saskatchewan’s global story,” Wall said.
Since Agrocorp Processing’s inception in 2009, we have expanded to four processing plants and 50 employees Canada-wide. Agrocorp’s state-of-the-art, $20 million, high-speed, gentle handling pulse facility in Moose Jaw opened in 2013.
We are continuing to accelerate both our bulk vessel and containerized business in Canada, both in major grains and specialty crops. With the United Nations declaring 2016 the International Year of Pulses, Canadian growers stepped up to the challenge of meeting growing international demand, producing a record pea crop of an estimated 4.6 million tonnes, and 3.2 million tonnes of lentils. Almost half of the Canadian pea production and more than two-thirds of lentils have come from Saskatchewan farmers.
“I have seen firsthand the efforts Saskatchewan makes to further opportunities for Canadian crops around the world and the important role crops play globally” said our Managing Director, Colin Topham. “Given Saskatchewan’s productive land base and thriving community, Agrocorp is proud to be moving headquarters to this growing province.”
Relocation will complete by early 2017, and over the next 3 years is expected to create 20 new jobs in Moose Jaw! This is an exciting development for Agrocorp as we continue to grow the processing side of our business in Canada.
For more information on the relocation, please contact us at email@example.com, or call 306-693-8887 (Moose Jaw) | 604-681-8675 (Vancouver).