ABOUT UNITED MALT
WE HAVE DEEP ROOTS
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.
Frank & Hugh Baird commence business in 1823 at Great Canal brewery in Glasgow as brewer/maltsters (the start of Bairds Malt)
Canada Malting formed by the amalgamation of 3 malting companies in Ontario, Canada
Barrett Burston Malting formed in Australia by English immigrants who where involved in the industry prior to moving to Australia
Great Western Malting formed in Vancouver, WA by 4 local brewers and a grain company
Great Western Malting purchased by Canada Malting Company
Bairds purchased by Canada Malting Company
Cryer Malt is started by David Cryer in New Zealand
ConAgra Foods and Tiger Brands acquire Canada Malting Company and bring Barrett Burston in to the malt group
North Country Malt (Predecessor to the Country Malt Group) started by Bryan Bechard
Under ConAgra / Tiger, Bairds buys Moray Firth Malting in the UK
Private Equity firms Castle Harlan and CHAMP buy the malt group from ConAgra and form United Malt Holdings
UMH buys North Country Malt and creates the Country Malt Group
GrainCorp buys United Malt Holdings
GrainCorp Malt buys Schill Malt in Germany
Bairds starts Brewers Select in the UK. Brewers Select has since been acquired by Loughran Brewing Stores LTD in 2022.
GrainCorp Malt sells Schill Malt
Barrett Burston buys Cryer Malt
Today, United Malt is one of the world’s largest producers of malt for use in the brewing and distilling industries
United Malt sells Brewers Select
UNITED MALT DIRECTORS
Graham Bradley AM
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
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.
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
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