In 2016, GrainCorp celebrated 100 years of growth, built on collaborative partnerships with customers and growers around the world. Today we are proud to be a leading international agribusiness with diversified operations that span four continents and the global food supply chain. The NSW Grain Elevators Board (GEB), the business that would later become GrainCorp, was established by the NSW Department of Agriculture in 1916 to modernise grain handling in Australia. At the time, grain was still being manually handled in hessian sacks, an expensive and time-consuming process in an increasingly mechanised world. The commissioning of Australia's first bulk grain export terminal in Glebe and a network of country elevators around the state laid the foundations for Eastern Australia's largest grain handling and storage network, connecting rural communities by rail to eastern seaboard ports. The network was managed by the GEB until 1992, when the business was privatised and re-named GrainCorp. Today, Our Australian storage network expands over 3,000km down the east coast of Australia, with a combined storage capacity of 20 million tonnes.