Our Story

Trukai is one of PNG’s iconic household name over many years. The organisation was initially incorporated as “Rice Growers-Australia Pty Ltd” on February 17, 1970 and later changed its official registered name to Trukai Industries Ltd in October 1998.

Trukai is the leading supplier of rice to Papua New Guinea for 50 years.

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 leading 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 has a number of sales centres throughout the country, providing a vast and very robust distribution network.

Our Manufacturing Head Quarters is located in Lae, Morobe Province. Our Corporate Head Office is located in Port Moresby, National Capital District.

Our Name

The name ‘Trukai’ originates from a phrase in the local tokpisin language; “trupela kaikai”, and when translated this means ‘really good food’. Trukai products continue to live up to this name, providing wholesome and nutritious meals to many generations of families around Papua New Guinea, resulting in “Trukai” being the country’s most trusted and recognized food brand in PNG.

Our Logo

Our logo is representative of our company’s product benefits and its people.

The ‘traditional PNG style face mask’ – represents our pride in our culture and heritage.

The ‘traditional head dress’ which adorns the mask, is of a locally grown rice stalk – representing our roots in rice, the core of our products and the dietary staple of all Papua New Guineans.

The ‘traditional face paint’ of the mask, of red, yellow, and green – shows off our pride in our unique identity as an organization.

The mask is captured ‘smiling’ – symbolic of the satisfying taste that our product brings to families across PNG and the trust gained from providing high quality products.