Aug 16 2013
Louis Dreyfus Commodities delivered an exceptional performance in 2012. Despite highly volatile markets, challenging weather conditions and political turmoil, we completed our best year ever with NIGS (Net Income Group Share) of US$1.1 billion (excluding Biosev’s contribution prior to ring fencing), an impressive 25% higher than in 2011.
VP - Director of Operations
From farm to fork
Increasing our control over the journey from farm to fork is the way we aim to protect supply. The greater the control we have the greater the security and value we provide to our customers.
We therefore invest in origination, processing and distribution assets anchored at strategic points for each commodity. Today, we operate more than 200 industrial assets, including logistics, storage, port and feedstock processing facilities around the world.
Our business is involved in the:
- Origination and production of a vast diversity of raw and agricultural industrial materials
- Processing and refining of raw, unrefined and packaged products
- Storage and transportation of the commodities we handle for export or domestic consumption
- Research and merchandising in all the countries where we operate
- Customization and distribution to a wide range of customers from large multinationals to local manufacturers
Since our company began in 1851 we have extended our activities into 10 of the world’s major trade flows and developed our Freight and Finance operations to support these Platforms. Biosev, our sister company, is a sugarcane crushing business in Brazil.
We manage a fully-integrated supply chain from farm-gate to client's factory
We source cotton from all major producers serving all key consumer markets worldwide
We are developing a critical mass in the global dairy trade
We have easy access to the world's largest suppliers and producers of fertilizer
We support all our businesses by providing risk mitigation trades
Our ever expanding fleet of more than 170 vessels serves destinations around the globe
We originate and merchandise wheat, corn, sorghum, barley, rye, oats and ethanol
We supply orange, apple, lemon, lime and grapefruit juices as well as several by-products
We originate, consolidate, export and transport a number of different metals
We originate, handle, store, transform and merchandise numerous oilseeds products
We are a leading rice merchandiser sourcing rice from multiple origins in order to satisfy rising global import demands
We originate raw and white sugar, mainly from Brazil, Thailand and Central America