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


Grel news

GREL builds SHS block for Bamiankor community

The Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) has inaugurated a three-unit classroom block with an office and a store at Bamiankor in the Gwira traditional area in the Western Region. The new school blocks would be used as Senior High School infrastructure for the… 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


Model of excellence for the natural rubber industry in West Africa, the high performing company of choice in Ghana.

  • Develop industrial rubber plantation with the highest yields.
  • Promote Out grower plantations and provide technical assistance to guarantee farmers with high yields and low production costs
  • Process high quality Natural Rubber for the domestic and International markets
  • Protect the environment through re-afforestation and effective recycling of waste generated from our processes
  • Discharge our social responsibilities to the communities and other stakeholders in a proactive manner

  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity, and
  • Respect for all stakeholders



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).