Our Company History

Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) started as a small private plantation established by R. T. Briscoe in 1957 at Dixcove with a plantation size of 923 hectares. The plantation was nationalized into Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) in 1960 and later, State Farms Corporation in 1962. At that time, the rubber plantation had expanded to 36,390 hectares in Dixcove, Abura and Subri. The Ghana Government, in 1967,established a joint venture company with Firestone Tyre Company of USA to take over the rubber plantation. This joint venture company was Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL). By then, the plantation had expanded to 39,390 hectares...  Read More

 

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GREL Featured in Africa Outlook Magazine

Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) prides itself on its position as a truly Ghanaian company, fully embedded into the local community. Managing Director Lionel Barre has brought his extensive history in the natural rubber and agri-business sector in order to … Read More

Dilemma Of A Potential Outgrower

This rubber business is destroying our land. I heard people saying that after the productive years of the tree the land cannot be used for anything. This is not true: when the rubber trees are felled after the production period, the land can still be used for any agricultural purposes. The major reason is that rubber is a deciduous tree…Read More

“GREL Is On Top Of Environmental Sustainability” 

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the Omanhene of Akyem-Abuakwa traditional area, his sub chiefs and elders honoured GREL with a visit to familiarize themselves with the operations of GREL.  Their visit took them to parts of the Division One plantation, the processing factory and the Rubber Outgrower plantation unit… Read More

Vision

“To become a major actor in the sector of Natural Rubber in (West) Africa, a high performing company of choice in Ghana”

Mission

“GREL is committed to Quality, Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Employee Motivation and Empowerment”

Our mission is to:

  • Produce and process high quality rubber for international markets towards sustainable growth.
  • Develop, support and empower rubber out-growers (Small holder farmers) in the most cost effective manner.
  • Protect the environment by generating minimum waste, disposed off, in accordance with national regulations and championing health and safety at the workplace.
  • Discharge our social responsibilities to staff and the communities in a proactive manner.

Values

GREL owes its existence to our Customers and we strive constantly to:

  • Produce crumb rubber according to their specifications while respecting the environment policy, procedures, and quality objective, guaranteeing their health and safety.
  • Ensure that all employees are trained and equipped to fulfill the requirements regarding quality.
  • Engage all contractors and suppliers in the attainment of set quality objective through a continual improvement in the management of resources and methods, and
  • Conduct periodic management reviews of the quality management system towards continually improving its effectiveness and compliance to the standard

Facts

Plantations

Total land concession – 20,280 ha

Total plantable area – 17,171 ha

Total planted area – 13,283 ha

Total surface under tapping – 8,657 ha

Total surface immature – 4,626 ha

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The Rubber Out grower Plantations Project (ROPP) was inaugurated in 1995.  Three phases have taken place already with a fourth phase currently in progress Phase 1 was launched on 1st January, 1995 and was financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) of France, the International Development Agency (IDA) of the World Bank and the Government of Ghana (GOG).