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Grains & Oilseeds

Global Highlights

LDC is a key player in grains and oilseeds, with a strong international presence in the world’s major producing and consuming regions. We originate, transform and merchandize a large spectrum of grains and oilseeds products.

Top 5

We are among the world’s top 5 merchandizers of wheat and corn, and are involved in approximately 11% of global oilseed flows

40 Major Markets

Relying on our ever-growing network, we deliver grains to all key destination markets, and oilseeds to over 40 major markets around the world

119 Assets

We operate strategic assets at key points of the value chain, including 20 transport, 23 processing and 76 storage facilities

Our Grains & Oilseeds Value Chain

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

Our Strengths in Grains & Oilseeds

LDC Colombia holds a leading position in the import and local marketing of crude and refined soybean oil from several different origins.

We import approximately 10% of Colombia’s vegetable oil, supplying customers along the Atlantic coast through the Barranquilla and Cartagena ports, and on the Pacific coast through the Buenaventura port.

Additionally, we process crude vegetable oil in Colombia refineries to supply refined soybean oil to the home market.

We also import corn and wheat from the US, Brazil and Argentina. We sell these grains products to local mills and pasta factories.

Committed to Sustainability

In addition to our strong merchandizing capabilities, growing product portfolio and reputation for reliability and integrity, our leading position in grains and oilseeds is also connected with our commitment to responsible sourcing, traceable supply chains and sustainable business practices globally.

Increasing traceability in our soy operations is central to our sustainability efforts, to encourage responsible land use and non-conversion of native vegetation for soy cultivation.