John Foad & Co joins Cefetra Ltd.

Agricultural commodities company Cefetra Ltd has, this week, announced the further expansion of its grain procurement business in Kent following the news that John Foad & Co is to become part of its growing business.

Sharing the same values and culture as Cefetra, the acquisition now means that it is able to offer even greater focus on working with growers and consumers to provide a smooth and efficient supply chain.

Stephen Carter, formerly managing director of John Foad & Co, will join the Cefetra Grain Kent team with immediate effect and will work alongside Charles Roberts and Tim Porter.

Between them, the new team has a wealth of experience with long-standing and strong business relationships with farmers across Kent and the surrounding counties.

Andrew Mackay , Cefetra’s managing director, stated : “We are extremely happy that John Foad & Co has become a vital part and extension of our business. Stephen’s experience will give us even greater confidence to grow across the Kent region, and this enhanced team will no doubt further boost our existing supplier and customer relationships.”

Cefetra has a strong network across the UK, Ireland and Europe allowing the company to match supply and demand for commodities to the benefit of both the producer and the consumer. This approach has enabled the business to grow to five million tonnes per year in the UK and Ireland and for the Group (Baywa) to handle in excess of 35 million tonnes per year across Europe.

Cefetra with its administration, logistics teams and solid financial position will provide Stephen with all the tools he needs to maintain the long-standing trading relationship and service levels he has with his customers.

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.