The CBH Group
receives, handles, stores and outloads bulk grain at almost 200
receival points throughout the state's grain belt. The CBH Group's
total storage capacity exceeds 19 million tonnes and on average, 10
million tonnes is received from WA's annual harvest.
The CBH Group's receival points are
located across five management zones. Each zone is further divided
into areas, with 12 areas throughout the state's grain belt.
Administration offices servicing these areas exist at
Albany, Esperance, Geraldton, Katanning, Kwinana, Lake Grace,
Merredin and Northam. To
view the CBH site map please click here.
Grain from each receival point is
transported to one of four strategically located CBH port terminals
at Albany, Esperance, Geraldton and Kwinana, or to the Metro Grain
Centre (MGC) located in Forrestfield. The MGC is a sophisticated
receival and distribution complex that consolidates grain from
country storages before it is transported to CBH Kwinana Terminal
for export, or bagged or containerised for niche export and
Capital investment in the expansion
of the storage and handling system is subject to continuous
performance monitoring to ensure that members are provided with
superior service and ongoing value for money.
The effective and efficient
management of all receival points is also facilitated by a complex
information system, which integrates and links all information and
process control systems to CBH's central computer, providing a
direct link for customers and grower members over the Internet.
The CBH Group is also an innovator
in the development of sealed storage technology and demonstrates
significant expertise in fumigation, materials handling, storage
and handling equipment.
The company's operational and
engineering departments liaise closely to achieve world best
practice in design and functionality of handling equipment, in
order to create productivity and efficiency improvements.
The CBH Group has achieved Quality
and Food Safety Assurance accreditation to the international
standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005 and HACCP
(Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Codex Alimentarious across
all its operating zones.