The Malteurop Group is a leading malt producer, with current annual production capacity of more than 2,200,000 tons. The Group is present in 14 countries in Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia, with 27 industrial sites and 1,183 employees.
Founded in 1984, the Malteurop Group belongs to a group of cooperatives, including Champagnes Céréales, one of the leading cereal-grain collectors in France.
Malteurop New Zealand produces 100% locally-grown malt for New Zealand brewers, and is the largest established malt company in the country. The name Malteurop might suggest an imported European brand that has nothing to do with New Zealand – in fact the opposite is true. Specialising in locally-developed and locally-grown barley varieties, Malteurop New Zealand is the local malt producer for the thriving craft brewing scene in Wellington, and for brewers around New Zealand. The malting plant in Marton was built in 1979 by the Canterbury Malting Company, and has been trading as Malteurop New Zealand since 2008.
Malteurop New Zealand oversees the entire process of barley malting, from developing and trialling new varieties in their own labs in Irwell, Canterbury, to growing, malting, storage and distribution.
New Zealand’s two main malting barley varieties, Jimpy and Fairview, were both developed by Malteurop New Zealand and adapted specifically to suit New Zealand’s growing conditions. Fairview is the older of the two; Jimpy is developed specifically to suit growing conditions in the Hawke’s Bay area.
Malteurop New Zealand has an active research programme that is continuously developing new barley varieties for New Zealand. Good barley takes time! Several years of development and trials are required to arrive at a new variety that meets the high standards of the both breeding team at Malteurop New Zealand and our discerning brewers, before it is approved for commercial use.
All grain is available for purchase in kilograms, or per 100 grams. If you wish to purchase a specific amount of grain, such as 150g, please email us.