Newly formed joint venture company to work directly with local farmers to connect their products with food manufacturers and end users in both the U.S. and around the world.
Monett, MO, January 12, 2021 – LinkOne Ingredient Solutions, a leading U.S.-based food and pet food ingredient supplier and Agrocorp International, a Singapore-based agricultural commodities multinational, today announced a partnership to form AgroLink, LLC.
AgroLink will commence operations at a newly acquired grain elevator and state-of-the-art food grade pulse processing plant located in Cut Bank, Montana. The facility was previously owned by Pardue Grain, with the pulse processing line recently built and commissioned in 2019 with full stack cleaning, grading, and bagging capabilities. The facility comprises over 400,000 bu of storage capacity, a 10-railcar siding on the BNSF main line and has an annual handling capacity in excess of 1.5m bu as well as SQF Level 2 and Organic certifications.
AgroLink will utilize LinkOne’s extensive relationships with many of the key U.S. food and pet food manufacturers and Agrocorp’s global supply chains to find the best markets for peas, chickpeas, and lentils that are grown by farmers in Glacier County and surrounding areas.
The facility’s location and service capabilities make it the perfect option for local farmers to connect their products with food manufacturers in domestic and global markets. AgroLink’s focus on pulses is timely, given the recent growth of plant-based proteins in both the human and pet food markets as a sustainable and nutritious alternative to animal proteins.
Brad Riley, Chief Strategy Officer with LinkOne said, “This partnership allows us to expand our current base of operations in pet food ingredients and provides a great foundation to increase our efforts in our emerging food ingredient business.”
“We are very excited about this partnership with LinkOne, as well as the opportunity to enter the U.S. market. The facility in Cut Bank presents the perfect launching pad for AgroLink to become a leader in the U.S. pulses market,” added Vishal Vijay, Director of Strategic Investments at Agrocorp International.
About LinkOne Ingredient Solutions
LinkOne was founded in 2002 on the principle of listening, serving, and solving to provide pet food manufacturers with the best value-added ingredients for their trusted brands. Today, LinkOne is the premier source of pet food ingredients and supply chain solutions to the industry and has an emerging U.S. food ingredient business with a focus, among other items, on gluten-free ingredients for bakeries. The team at LinkOne leads a robust and fast-growing business focused on marine products, fruits, vegetables, pulses, healthy grains, and a multitude of other ingredients. To learn more, please visit https://linkone-solutions.com/.
About Agrocorp International
Agrocorp International is a Singapore-headquartered supply chain company that specializes in agricultural commodities and food products such as wheat, soybeans, cotton, pulses, edible nuts, rice, and sugar. Founded in 1990, Agrocorp handles more than 12 million metric tons of product against an annual sales revenue in excess of 3B USD. Agrocorp employs more than 500 staff across 15 countries and owns and operates food processing plants in Canada, India, and Australia. To learn more, please visit http://www.agrocorp.com.sg.
About AgroLink, LLC
AgroLink is a newly formed joint venture company between Agrocorp International and LinkOne Ingredient Solutions. The company is located in Cut Bank, MT and owns and operates a grain elevator and pulse processing facility there. To learn more, please visit https://agrolinkllc.com/.