Brazil and Louis Dreyfus Company: A Historical Partnership
LDC’s story started in 1851, when Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, the son of a farmer, entered the France-Switzerland grain trade. The company consolidated its presence in Brazil in 1942, with the acquisition of Comércio e Indústrias Brasileiras (Coinbra).
Arrival in Brazil
After the death of its founder Léopold Louis-Dreyfus in 1915, a second generation of the business, led by his sons Charles and Louis, decides to expand the company’s activities to the Americas and beyond.
Disembarking in Brazil
Expansion in Oilseeds
Coming to Brazilian Tables
Growing our Business
Exploring new horizons being central to the company’s history, the 1980s and 1990s see the company enter new businesses and increase its presence throughout the country.
Head Office in Brazil
First Steps in Juice and Coffee
New Facilities in Brazil
Extending in the Value Chain
Investing in the Future
After a period of consolidation, the company resumes its growth and expansion throughout the country, inaugurating new industrial units, warehouses and trading offices, and starting operations at port terminals in Brazil.
Growing our Presence
New Assets, New Business, New Ventures
Commitment to Best Business Practices
A New Chapter
The company continues to write its story in the country, consolidating its presence through new partnerships and acquisitions, with a focus on sustainability.
Strengthening our Position
Full Steam Expansion
A New Market
Investing in Logistics
A New Name for a New Era
Across the globe, the company enters a new era in which we grow through trust-based partnerships, leveraging our ability to deliver a full, high-level service focused on our customers and not just on a product or commodity. The company is renamed Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) to reflect this commitment.