Kerr Brothers Exports



Kerr Brothers Export was established by Graham and Hugh Kerr in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) in 1875, as a distributor of foodstuffs, building materials & chemicals.

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grove International Pty Ltd, & were previously owned by Burns Philp.

Kerr Brothers Export is Australia’s premier exporter of bulk commodities such as sugar, rice, stockfeed, soybean meal, oils, solvents, chemicals & light engineering products.  We provide specialist material procurement services to breweries, bottling plants and a variety of manufacturers in the South Pacific region.  

Our in house shipping, logistics and documentation departments manage all shipping, consolidation and export documentation on behalf of our suppliers and customers.

Our Sales and Account Managers travel regularly to each of our export markets on sales & marketing visits, presenting marketing ideas and promotions developed in conjunction with our suppliers.

We provide medium term open account terms to our customers of up to 90 days after arrival of vessel, and we make payments directly to our suppliers in a timely manner.

Principal markets:

Fiji New Caledonia Papua New Guinea
Samoa Solomon Islands Tahiti

Principal Agencies &  Products:

  • “777” canned fish, packed by Mitsui of Japan exclusively for Kerr Brothers Exports
  • Bulk packed commodities including Grade A white sugar, rice, soya bean meal, soya bean oil & a wide variety of stockfeed.
  • Proprietary bottles supplied to bottling plants managed by Coca Cola, and to breweries.
  • Paper & paper products
  • Solvents
  • Mining consumables
  • Industrial packaging materials