United Malt Group 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 (now Country Malt Group) in the US, we expanded into the warehouse and distribution business to support Commercial craft breweries. We later duplicated that model with the startup of Brewers Select in the UK and acquisition of Cryer Malt, serving Australia and New Zealand in 2017.  

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.

What We Do

United Malt’s operational headquarters are in Vancouver, Washington, US and the Company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: UMG). United Malt predominantly services the brewing, distilling and food markets with processing facilities and warehouses in Canada, the US, Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Our products are sold in these markets as well as export markets across Asia, South America, Europe and Africa.

We are one of the leading malt suppliers to the craft brewing sector, supported by a distribution network comprising 25 warehouses (both Company-operated and through third party logistics providers) and international craft distribution partnerships throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

International Reach

United Malt is the fourth largest commercial maltster globally, with approximately 1.25Mtpa of capacity and more than 95% average utilisation across 12 processing plants in Canada, United States of America (US), Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). We also operate an international distribution business, which provides a full service offering for craft brewers and distillers, including malt, hops, yeast, adjuncts and related products.

United States & Canada

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

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

Brewers Select: Distribution Centre in Peterborough, UK

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