History

Brisen was founded in 1996 by the current Managing Director, Willie Brits, who was previously the Procurement Manager of Nola Industries and then later a director and shareholder of FR Waring. Willie retired on 28 February 2015 after being 18 years at the helm of Brisen Commodities.

  • 1996

    Brisen was founded in 1996 by the current Managing Director, Willie Brits, who was previously the Procurement Manager of Nola Industries and then later a director and shareholder of FR Waring. Willie retired on 28 February 2015 after being 18 years at the helm of Brisen Commodities.

  • 1997

    In 1997 Paul du Plessis joined Brisen. He was previously Procurement Director of Meadow Feeds and Raw Material Manager of Nola Industries.

  • 1999

    In 1999 Konrad Keyser joined Brisen. Konrad was previously the International Markets Economist of the Maize Board and Grain Marketing Manager of Senwes.

  • 2015

    In 2015 Lukas de Waal on the trading side and Stephan Griesel from the financial division was appointed as directors.

Brisen has grown over the years from a raw material trader to a company which delivers specialised, customised services to its clients (both corporate and grain producers) which include the following:
  • The combined agricultural marketing and risk management experience of Brisen’s management is 90 years.
  • All the directors mentioned below, who are also shareholders in Brisen, have been involved in various capacities in the management of industry organizations such as Afma, Sacota and Safex.
  • Trader of various agricultural commodities in the feed and food processing industry.
  • Member of Safex, Afma and Sacota.
  • Hedging of maize, soya, sunflower and wheat.
  • The marketing and management of various hedging products to producers as well as to consumers.
  • Physical supply of grains which includes the hedging, price management, financing, storage and transport to the mill.
  • Export and importing of grain.
Brisen is endowed with a dynamic team of young traders and marketers and excellent, established administrative, logistical and accounting departments. These departments are supported by custom-designed software for the agricultural environment within which we operate.