LDC in Colombia
LDC has had a permanent presence in Colombia since 2007. We are active in the Coffee and Grains & Oilseeds business lines, and continue to invest in strategic assets and facilities, which add value for all our stakeholders.
LDC is a leading player in Colombia’s processing and marketing commodities. We have solid knowledge of the domestic market and a powerful international marketing network. Working closely with suppliers, we sell coffee from Colombia’s top producers, and export it to many destinations – mainly the US, Europe, and Asia.
Our processing and logistics capacity makes us one of Colombia’s leading coffee exporters. To support and maintain this position, our assets across Colombia provide logistic solutions across the value chain.
We also process crude vegetable oil in third-parties refineries to supply refined soybean oil to the home market, as well as selling corn and wheat to local mills and pasta factories.
As a global player in the commodities business, we are well positioned to strengthen our ability to manage risk. We do this by investing in our own processing plants and logistics infrastructure, and by working in close partnership with producers all over the world.
LDC Colombia relies on a robust and efficient operations network, which facilitates direct access for coffee suppliers in rural locations. This network includes offices, buying stations, warehouses and processing assets in major coffee growing areas.
At the heart of the country’s Coffee Belt, the San Antonio Milling Plant was LDC’s first asset in Colombia. It has a processing capacity of 30,000 bags of 70 kg per month. Today, its productive capacity and facilities make it a local industry landmark.