The Value We Offer

The Grain Company offers high quality agricultural plant and equipment at competitive prices to farmers from Matatiele to Mbizana and surrounding areas. offers mechanisation, grain storage, and transportation to help farmers achieve high yields and better access to national and global markets. It is officially registered as the Matatiele Grainco (Pty) Ltd. This forms part of positioning the Eastern Cape’s rural areas as the food basket of South Africa and the continent. The company boasts strong experience providing services to local farmers and is run by local leaders. It has competent personnel who fulfill customer demand within cost and budget and is led by qualified managerial staff which includes its hands-on board of directors. The Grain Company has a wide range of equipment which helps farmers throughout the farming lifecycle from preparation, planting, ploughing to harvesting and logistics. As a farmer-owned business venture which came as a forward integration strategy, the company maintains a strong bias towards creating value for farmers, including those who hold no shares in the company. Our commitment is to continuously improve our service offering in ways that drive costs down for farmers while unleashing the potential of the region as a rural development hub and food basket. Matiele Grainco is a registered private company as per the Companies Act no 71 of 2008. It was founded in 2014 by 17 black commercial farmers in Matatiele. It builds on the strong communitarian principles that have characterized African people throughout history. It is located at Stanford farm, 20 km out of Matatiele town with easy access and can handle larger vehicles used in pickup and delivery of plant and equipment. The location is next to Matatiele town which also benefits from easy access to service stations, shopping centres, banks, B&B.

Highlights

  • R5m seed capital and R29m loan facility
  • R1m business support funding
  • R20m production financing disbursed to GrainCo clientele
  • R4.1m mechanization grant support  for GrainCo clientele
  • R8m production inputs for GrainCo clientele
  • R17,5m grant support provided to GrainCo for capital expenditure
  • R12m provided to GrainCo clientele for soil correction and insurance.
  • Over 4000 hactares have been serviced in Chris Hani, OR Tambo, Hery Gwala, Alfred Nzo, and Joe Gqabi District Municipalities
  • R40 million secured from Masizane Fund

25

Years Of Exp.

160

Staff

30

Products

2000

Happy Customers

Our People

Wandisile Makwabe

Founder

The company boasts a suitably qualified broad of directors with various members holding tertiary qualifications in agriculture, agricultural economics, townplanning, business administration, production management, accounting, teaching, management and finance with reputable higher education insttutions. This positions the company well to tap into the wide rage of skills that helps it provide general and custom-designed solutions to our clients.