Macro Seed is the flagship brand for our seeds products, including 2 joint ventures between Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Don Mario, a leader in soy seed germ plasma and technology. Macro Seed products are the result of a unique knowledge in genetics, years of research and development, and our strong commercial expertise in the seeds market. They are available in South America and Africa.
The Macro Protect brand brings together our crop protection products. Beyond Africa, which originally accounted for a major part of the business, the brand has now extended its reach to South America, South East Asia and Australia. Leveraging synergies with our other commodities platforms is one of the main strengths of Macro Protect.
Macro Chem comprises a comprehensive range of chemical products used in various industrial sectors such as home & personal care, water treatment, food & beverage, mining, oil & gas and plastics. The brand relies on an extensive network of strategic assets throughout Africa.
Macro Fertil is our fertilizer brand, which now operates in more than 25 countries thanks to local storage facilities, fertilizer blenders and bagging lines. Latin America, Western & Eastern Africa and Asia are our main distribution markets. Recently, Macro Fertil was introduced successfully in Australia with the acquisition of new assets in the Western and Southern regions of the country.
In 2011, LDC acquired SCPA-SIVEX International (SSI), the leading distributor of fertilizers, crop protection products and industrial chemicals in West and Central Africa. The acquisition of SSI provided LDC with a distribution network for a comprehensive range of products used in various industrial sectors, such as Home & Personal Care, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage, Mining and Oil & Gas.
LDC Semillas is one of our seed brands, a joint venture between LDC and Don Mario. It operates in Argentina, exporting to Paraguay and Uruguay.
LDC Fertilizantes is another of our fertilizer brands, operating in Argentina and Indonesia.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.