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Queensland Cotton specialises in all stages of the cotton marketing process including the acquisition, processing, risk management, sale, classification, storage, transport and export of processed Australian cotton.
We have a well established reputation within the cotton industry and are recognised as an industry leader, a trusted supplier of premium quality cotton, and a preferred partner for many of the major Textile Mills worldwide. As part of the Olam Group, we are one of the world’s largest cotton companies, with a strong presence in most producing and consuming countries.
Our experienced marketing team link Australian cotton producers with spinning mills worldwide. We work hard to build and maintain a customer focused culture. Our aim is to develop and maintain long-term relationships with reliable quality focused spinning mills by supplying premium Australian cotton on time, and in accordance with the customers’ needs.
Our marketing and trading philosophy is guided by the following principles:
- Quality shipments
- Ship to contract regardless of price movement after purchase
- React immediately to problems
- Ship on time
We offer growers and spinning mill customers alike a choice of contracts which include a variety of price and delivery alternatives. These enable each party to manage market exposure.
We market cotton to all major consuming markets including Japan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, China, Thailand, Pakistan, South Korea, India, Italy, Hong Kong and Malaysia. We continually seeks new trading opportunities and our marketing presence in other countries has been the spearhead for global expansion.
Queensland Cotton operates 10 state-of-the-art cotton gins throughout Queensland and New South Wales, with a combined ginning capacity of more than one million bales. Our cotton gins are located in Emerald, Moura, Cecil Plains, Dalby, two at St George, Mungindi, Collarenebri, Wee Waa, and Warren.
Queensland Cotton’s gins process seed cotton from growers into baled lint ready for spinning into yarn.
Our gins are world class with stringent maintenance programs that focus on quality and safety and are operated by highly-trained operators. Using the latest technology, Queensland Cotton’s ginning process maintains or even improves fibre quality, which benefits both grower and spinning mill.
We place a strong emphasis on developing long-term, sustainable relationships with growers and obtaining the best quality outcomes for them. Our aim is to produce the highest quality premium grades of cotton for our customers worldwide. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and the ability to customise our processes to meet end user requirements.
We welcome customers to visit our gins and discuss specific requirements as their cotton is being processed.
Queensland Cotton has been trading and handling cotton seed since the early 1920’s and is now one of the largest traders and handlers of cotton seed in Australia. We provide trading and distribution services in Australia, Brazil and North America backed by a strong and experienced trading and support team. Queensland Cotton has eleven processing gins in Queensland and NSW, producing a large percentage of the cotton seed crop in Australia. This cotton seed is purchased direct from the farmer and sold into both the domestic and export markets.
Queensland Cotton supplies cotton seed into both the oilseed crushing market and the cattle feed markets around the world. Our main destinations are Australia, United States, Japan, China and Korea. Queensland Cotton has a strong reputation in the cotton seed market for quality in product and service, with some of the highest quality cotton seed being produced in our Australian gins. Australian cotton seed is renowned for high oil and protein contents against other origins making it more profitable for oil crushing and stock feeding.
Please contact our Brisbane office for updated cotton seed market information and contract options.