Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 25, 2023 – Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) announced today the acquisition of a grains and oilseeds warehouse in Trilí, La Pampa province, Argentina. The Group’s second elevator in the province and eleventh in the country, Trilí will be ready to receive and condition grains from December 2023, following the completion of improvement works.
With a static capacity of 1,600 tons in silos and an additional storage capacity of 40,000 tons in silo bags, the new plant will be able to handle significant volumes of different grains and oilseeds throughout the year. The site’s connection to the Domingo Faustino Sarmiento railway line will facilitate the shipment of local production to LDC’s agro-industrial complex in General Lagos, Santa Fe, and its deep-water port complex in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires.
“The acquisition of this elevator represents a strategic investment to further reinforce LDC’s origination activities in the country, supporting logistics from farm to port thanks to its rail connectivity and complementarity with LDC’s existing warehouses in La Pampa and Buenos Aires provinces,” said Daniel Giuliano, LDC’s Warehouse Manager for South & West Latin America. “LDC’s increased presence in the province will also allow us to give local producers access to our entire portfolio of integrated solutions, including logistical and financial facilities, as well as a range of seed varieties, fertilizers and crop protection products commercialized under LDC’s Macro Seed, Macro Fertil and Macro Protect brands.”
“The new facility will support LDC’s sustainable business roadmap, enabling the direct origination of grains and oilseeds from producers in the region, and guaranteeing 100% traceability to farm for the products sourced,” added Maria Victoria Capalbo, Regional Grains & Oilseeds Sustainability Manager.
Once operational, Trilí warehouse is expected to directly employ a dozen people and generate additional indirect jobs in nearby communities, as a result of the facility’s reactivation and the increased movement of customers and transporters in the area.
About Louis Dreyfus Company
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, founded in 1851. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, reliably and responsibly. Our activities span the entire value chain, from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms): Carbon Solutions, Coffee, Cotton, Food & Feed Solutions, Freight, Global Markets, Grains & Oilseeds, Juice, Rice and Sugar. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tons of products. Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries across six geographical regions, and employs approximately 17,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.ldc.com and follow us on X, LinkedIn and WeChat (ID: we_are_ldc).