Viterra Hungary is a market leader in Hungarian oilseed trade. Our annual turnover of over half a million tons is primarily made up of the sunflower seed and rape seed purchases we make to supply our oilseed crush plant in Foktő. This significant demand enables us to make quotations continuously and competitively.
The primary buyers of our main and side products are the feed and biodiesel industries and, following further refining of the product, the cooking oil industry.
By tailoring our contracts to the needs of our partners (spot/futures contracts with terms for the goods to be made available at the seller’s site or to be delivered to our site) and offering flexible logistics, we are an ideal buyer for all industry participants, from domestic producers to international trading companies. Besides our domestic processing operations we are also active in export markets and we import significant quantities of oilseeds from within the EU and from Serbia.
For years, Viterra Hungary has had a leading role in the marketing of grains (notably corn, wheat and barley) produced in Hungary. In order to maintain and further enhance this significant market presence, we rely on our Dutch headquarters and a close cooperation with Viterra’s operations in countries adjacent to Hungary.
Besides maintaining the volume of our exports we also place special emphasis on satisfying a growing domestic demand: we seek the best solutions by tailoring our offers to our partners’ needs.
Our existing storage facilities (in Foktő, Gyomaendrőd, Debrecen, and Berettyóújfalu) and our rented storage capacity make a significant contribution to successfully nourishing the long-term relationships we have established with our partners.
Viterra Hungary markets, and in its Foktő plant produces, sunflower seed, rapeseed and soybean oil, which are primarily sold to the feed and biodiesel industries and, after refining, to the edible oil industry.
In a continuous effort to meet the quality demands of our customers, we make sure that the quality of the vegetable oils we produce fully complies with both Hungarian and international demands as well as stringent food and feed safety requirements. Placing great emphasis on predictability, we offer the possibility of both spot and futures transactions, with highly flexible deliveries due to our reliable logistics background.
Sunflower Husk and Meal
During vegetable oil production sunflower husk and meal are also produced as side products. Due to its excellent burning properties (high calorific value, low moisture and ash content), sunflower husk is widely used as a fuel both in power plants and household biomass boilers. In order to ease its use, we also sell husk in pellet form.
Viterra Hungary is a regional leader in the production and marketing of protein meals. Our Foktő oilseed crush plant provides our partners with a continuous supply of meals of the highest quality available on the market.
Thanks to our nationwide network, we offer highly economical logistics solutions to our partners and provide the best shipping conditions for both parties.
Our contracts are tailored to the needs of our partners. We seek to meet market demands by offering both spot and futures transactions with terms for the goods to be made available at our site or to be delivered.
Trade in refined oils
The Viterra Group operates vegetable oil refineries in several European countries and markets refined edible sunflower seed and rapeseed oil in bulk in Hungary, too. Our products are used by our partners as raw materials in the food industry, or sold as bottled cooking oil. Thanks to our significant experience in the international market, we can provide services of a high standard to our existing and future partners, while complying the most stringent food industry standards and the quality assurance systems of our customers.