What We Do

What We Do

JB Import-Export Trading Group (JBIETG)

A glass of orange juice poured for breakfast. A bowl of rice steamed for lunch. A cup of coffee served in a neighborhood café. Throughout the day and throughout the world, JB Import-Export Trading Group Pty Ltd (JBIETG) plays a vital role in nourishing the world’s population.

We are a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods specializing in food, agriculture, metals, transportation, and risk management services.

As an international agribusiness, our diversified activities span the value chain. We originate, produce, process, refine, transport, merchandize, customize and distribute approximately 21 million tons of commodities around the world annually. Through our international network of assets, we operate from farm to fork, aiming to get the right food to the right location at the right time.

By building strong partnerships in all aspects of our work, including sustainability, we increase our effectiveness and protect our license to operate in the communities in which we work. Increasingly, there are regulatory or customer-driven requirements for sustainable practices that influence and govern our partner agreements.

Securing food supplies in a changing world is what we do best. We help feed and clothe up to 50 million people a year by strategically leveraging our global reach, our diversity of products, and our in-depth market intelligence.

Through innovation in both developed and emerging markets, JB Import-Export Trading Group Pty Ltd (JBIETG)has become one of the largest family-owned businesses in the world.

With more than 45 years of experience, we apply our hard-earned expertise to a broad portfolio of commodities including:

  • – Agriculture
  • – Chemicals
  • – Food & Beverage
  • – Lights & Lighting
  • – Machinery
  • – Minerals & Metallurgy
  • – Rubber & Plastics

 

Matching supply with demand

In a turbulent world, market complexity and price volatility is the new normal. From logistics to operations and geopolitical to regulatory changes, risk is inherent to the entire commodity supply chain.  

Because JBIETG has such a significant network of strategic assets across the globe, we can readily match demand for product in one part of the world with supply from another. We create reliability through reach. Stability is maintained regardless of whether supply is abundant or restricted, helping to create certainty in commodity price management.

We further strengthen our ability to mitigate risks by investing in our own farms, processing plants, and logistics infrastructure. In addition, we develop long-term, solid partnerships with farmers, growers and processors all over the world to secure supply and limit market risk exposure.

Diversification

Our expansive global footprint puts us in close proximity to sources of high-growth supply and demand. We have representation in worldwide agricultural production strongholds, such as Brazil, and in all key consumption countries, notably China and India. We actively use international trading opportunities to avoid bottlenecks in supply and to address gaps between key origins and destinations.

In addition, we are a major investor in farming, processing, logistics, and transport, especially in the developing world. By investing strategically long-term, our portfolio is diversified, global, and integrated across the value chain. This provides multiple competitive advantages, which in turn, are passed on to our customers.

Diversification helps mitigate our risks. It also helps ensure we maintain our position as an innovator in developing, advancing and modernizing the entire food supply chain, to meet the growing challenge of feeding the world.