The Maltsters’ Association of Great Britain formed in 1827 has been working with the UK malting industry since that date. Changes within the industry are indicated by the fact that there were about one thousand eight hundred member companies in 1827, and today there are eleven. Today’s membership still represents more than 98% of the UK malting industry, buying around 2 million tonnes of choice UK malting barley, to make about 1.6 million tonnes of malt.
View here an article on the History of the Maltsters Association by Raymond. A. Anderson
There are two types of maltster members in the MAGB:
Distiller Maltsters: producing malt at maltings owned and operated by a distilling company.
Sales Maltsters: producing malt to a customer’s needs for the brewing, distilling and food industries.
Here you will find the Association’s structure detailing how it achieves the industry’s requirements, under the guidance of an elected Chairman.