United Malt has been operating as a network of companies spanning North America, the UK and Australia since the early 1990’s when Canada Malting purchased both Great Western Malting and Bairds Malt.  In 1995 the companies along with Barrett Burston Malting in Australia, were purchased to form ConAgra Malt.

Since then, the craft beer industry has exploded, and with the acquisition of North Country Malt in the US, we expanded into the warehouse and distribution business to support Commercial craft breweries. We later duplicated that model with the acquisition of Cryer Malt in 2017 to serve Australia and New Zealand. We also have key distribution partners across the globe enabling us to be an international malt supplier.

We continue with our commitment to the industry to serve brewers, distillers, and other users of malt and craft ingredients all around the world.  Our international reach includes an extended network of distribution partners who deliver our malts and products locally and represent our brands and company values.



Graham Bradley, Chairman and Non-Executive Director, United Malt

Graham Bradley AM

Jane McAloon, Non-Executive Director, United Malt

Mary Clarke

Mark Palmquist, Managing Director and CEO United Malt

Mark Palmquist

Gary Mize, Non-Executive Director, United Malt

Gary Mize

Barbara Gibson, Non Executive Director - United Malt

Christine Feldmanis

Gary Mize, Non-Executive Director, United Malt

Patrick Bowe

Terry Williamson, Non-Executive Director, United Malt

Terry Williamson


Our values are paramount in everything we do, both at work and outside, with our customers, contractors, vendors, suppliers, staff, friends and families. They are part of who we are as a business and as human beings, regardless of what country we live in, where we come from or the brands we associate with. We hold ourselves and those around us accountable to champion these values.


The safety of our people is paramount.
Safety is part of our way of life and requires the commitment of everyone throughout the organisation.

Safety extends to the health and wellbeing of ourselves and everyone around us and to the environment in which we operate. It is part of everything that we do as well as the way that we do it.
It is our way of coming together as a community.


We are proud of our industry, our business and our people.

We are proud to be part of a wider community and are positive stewards in the way we work.

We bring a spirit of innovation and continuous improvement to everything that we do.


We provide outstanding ingredients and unsurpassed service that, together, deliver premium value to our customers.

At every step in the process and in all our roles, we come together as a team to make sure that we always provide the best.


We believe that nothing is more important than our reputation, and behaving with the highest levels of integrity is fundamental to who we are.

We are honest, open, ethical and fair at all times.


Creating ingredients that bring people together


Mark Palmquist, Managing Director and CEO United Malt

Mark Palmquist

Erika Morgan, VP HR, United Malt Group

Erika Morgan

Tiago Darocha, Chief Operating Officer, United Malt

Tiago Darocha

Amy Spanik, CFO United Malt

Ryan Dutcher

Nina Palludan, CIO United Malt Group

Nina Palludan

Bryan Bechard, President United Malt

Bryan Bechard

Donald McBain, Chief Transformation Officer, United Malt

Tony Dal Ponte



United Malt is the fourth largest commercial maltster globally, with approximately 1.25 million tonnes per annum of capacity across 12 processing plants in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It also operates an international distribution business, which provides a full service offering for craft brewers and distillers, including malt, hops, yeast, adjuncts and related products.

North America

Global HQ:  Vancouver, WA

Great Western Malting and Canada Malting:  Approx. 750kt malting capacity in 5 locations in the US and Canada with nine country elevators in Canada

Country Malt Group: Twelve Distribution Centres across the US and Canada

United Kingdom

Global Map with UK Highlighted

Bairds Malt:  Approx. 225kt malting capacity with three plants in Scotland and one in England

Australia & New Zealand

Registered Office: Sydney, NSW Australia

Barrett Burston Malting:  Approx. 250kt malting capacity across three locations across Australia

Cryer Malt:  Eight Distribution Centres across Australia and New Zealand

+61 2 8073 3160

Citigroup Centre, Level 18

Suite C, 2 Park Street

Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA, 2000