The Standard Commodities Story
Growth & Vision
Now in operation for nearly 25 years, our growth can be viewed in three distinct stages:
1989-2000: Commodities Trader
Standard Commodities was established as a 'boutique' trading firm bridging the gap between suppliers and buyers. Business was built on a foundation of strong supply relationships. This ensured both a reliable supply of high quality commodities and realistic pricing. This niche positioning enabled us to expand our services around the globe to a network of buyers.
2001-2011: Commodity Services Partner
As the world welcomed a new century, indeed a new millennium in 2000, we adjusted our business model to fit the new connected Internet Age. Standard Commodities was restructured to operate as part of a transparent, end-to-end supply chain partnership with our suppliers and our buyers. - In this new partnership, growth of one stakeholder has been dependent upon the growth of all. For our part, we have been able to add value to the supply chain process by leveraging our intimate knowledge of the needs of buyers and sellers, as well as our ability to realise and pass on economies of scale form our global logistics operations.
2012: Standard Commodities New Zealand Established
Standard Commodities has always been active in New Zealand, predominantly buying and exporting animal by-products through its company, Pilot NZ. In October 2012, we established a locally managed base for Standard Commodities. Through direct and timely access to our global networks we now offer our New Zealand buyers greater choice and more competitively priced options.
Today Standard Commodities is expanding into value adding commodities. As well, we are securing ownership of best practice companies in oilseed processing, hay/fibre/fodder production, pelleting for ruminants. plus bio energy farming and research. Best practice companies include Cootamundra Oilseeds, Ekwizorb and Bio Energy Plantations Australia. These strategic investments will guarantee our access to supply as demand for resources increases. As well, our global trading network is working with us to develop new products that anticipate buyer demand as it builds.