Idaho Wheat Growers Welcome Vietnam Wheat Buying Team to Lewiston

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Agriculture

Press Release

wheatBOISE – Idaho wheat growers and industry representatives will host a team comprised of high level executives of the major wheat purchasing and flour producing operations of Wilmar International and its operations in Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The Vietnam team will be traveling to Lewiston, Idaho August 12-14, 2017. While in Lewiston, the team will tour Lewis and Clark Terminal, and PNW Farmers Co-op. Idaho wheat grower and Idaho Wheat Commissioner “Genesee” Joe Anderson will provide a farm tour, and host a grower dinner for the team in Genesee.

This team represents experienced buyers who are directly responsible for procurement, importing and milling wheat for their operations in Vietnam and Indonesia. The procurement management based in Singapore, procures wheat for Wilmar’s subsidiary mills in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. Milling operations are expanding into Myanmar, as well.

“We look forward to discussions which may help these managers build knowledge about the U.S. wheat marketing system and about the benefits of U.S. wheat,” said Idaho Wheat Commissioner “Genesee” Joe Anderson. “Our goal is to provide this team with a better understanding of the quality wheat we grow in Idaho and the U.S., and provide information about our marketing system so they will have the confidence in the US market to provide for their wheat requirements.”

The team members represent Wilmar’s buying division in Singapore, the head of Wilmar’s flour milling operations in Indonesia, and the head of Wilmar’s flour milling operations in Vietnam, as well as the head of quality control, quality assurance and R&D for Wilmar’s flour milling operations in Vietnam.

Team Members:

  • Mr. Ang, Tze Shien (Ang), Senior Executive – Oilseeds and Grains, Wilmar Trading (China) Pte Ltd, Headquartered in Singapore
  • Mr. Halim,Hairuddin (Halim), Business Head – Flour and B2B Sales, Wilmar Nabati Indonesia
  • Mr. Tay, Szu Yun (Ken), General Director, Wilmar Vietnam Flour Mills Ltd
  • Mr. Dinh, Xuan Quang (Quang), Head of Flour Technical, Wilmar Vietnam Flour Mills Ltd
  • Mr. Weimar, Matt, Regional Vice President, South Asia, Taiwan, China & Hong Kong

Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is today Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalization on the Singapore Exchange.

Wilmar’s flour milling operations in Asia are estimated to utilize approximately 5 MMT of wheat annually, with approximately 2 MMT required for operations in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Area of countries, which includes operations Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Other operations in East Asia are located across China.

Vietnam operations include two mills with a total daily milling capacity of 1,550 MT, while Indonesia’s operations have a total daily milling capacity of 3,000 MT across two milling sites. Expectations are both countries’ milling capacities will expand further in the next three to four years.

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