Trukai’s relationship with the people of Papua New Guinea spans over 45 years, beginning on February 17th 1970. The organization was initially incorporated as “Ricegrowers – Australia Pty. Limited”, and in its humble beginnings distributed only a single type of white and brown rice packed in polysac bags.
The company and its product range have grown since then, however one thing remains the same; Trukai’s commitment to the people of Papua New Guinea.
As the leading supplier of rice in Papua New Guinea, Trukai is proud to be the only rice business that manufactures its products locally, employing more than 1000 Papua New Guineans, and supporting thousands more through family networks and indirect employment across the rice industry supply chain.
Trukai’s main operations base is located in Lae in the Morobe Province, with 11 additional sales centres throughout the country, providing a vast and very robust distribution network.
Trukai’s majority shareholder is the Australian company SunRice, which is Australia and the Pacific regions leading rice production, manufacturing and marketing company. Trukai’s is also proudly 33% owned by the people of Papua New Guinea through the Pacific Balanced Fund and its 40,000 national shareholders.