Grainpulse (IFC-41951)

  • Uganda
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$ 1.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 24, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 19, 2019

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Project Description
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The project involves US$ 11million A loan investment into Grainpulse Limited (hereafter, referred to as “the company” or “Grainpulse”). Grainpulse engages in coffee and grain processing, storage and trading; maize flour milling; feed milling and fertilizer blending and distribution. Grainpulse was originally a 100% subsidiary of Savannah Commodities and became a joint venture (JV) with K+S AG (a German supplier of potash, magnesium and salt) in September 2018. The investment will be used for the expansion and completion of a maize mill, animal feed mill, the 20,000MT grain storage facility as well as for incremental working capital financing that will support the coffee, grain and fertilizer blending businesses. The coffee handling and processing facility is located at the company’s head office, plot 8, Nyondo close, Bugolobi in Kampala - Link Bugolobi Facility Kampala whereas the fertilizer blending, maize milling and grain handling and trading facilities are located in Lwanyonyi, Mukono Link Mukono Facility along the Kampala – Busia Road.

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Contact Person: Hannington Karuhanga

Company Name: Grainpulse Ltd

Address:  Plot 6/8 Nyondo Close, Industrial Area, Bugolobi, Kampala

Email: and

Phone: +256392174758


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