We process and refine
We store and transport
We research and merchandize
We customize and distribute
We originate commodities from all over the world through our extensive network of producers and several joint venture partnerships. In addition we own a number of farms and plantations, notably in North Latin America and South and West Latin America.
Our major farm products are sugarcane, palm, oranges and lemons. We also operate farming land for soy, corn, wheat, cotton and, to a lesser extent, sunflower seeds, peanuts and rice. We firmly believe agricultural land is an essential investment to support our long-term strategy to secure origination for our processing assets and trading activities.
Since the 1990s our Group has been investing in prudently located production and processing assets across every region we operate in. These assets help us to control the journey of products from farm to fork and the associated costs.
Each of our Business Platforms manages the assets that support their product lines. Within each of our Regions we create synergies between the assets we own and distribution flows. Recent investments include greenfield sugar refineries in Indonesia and China, a soybean crushing plant in Paraguay and a cottonseed crushing plant in Brazil.
The Group’s products are transported by road, rail, air and sea, at every stage of the sourcing and production process, and also to end customers. Our Freight Platform handles shipments by sea for our own business as well as for third parties. Integration of this service enables us to control transportation costs, protect against supply risks and enhance synergies within the value chain.
Our storage assets include warehouses and silos in a number of key locations within our distribution networks. As with logistic and industrial assets, integration of these assets allows us to control costs and protect against non-availability risks, also creating synergies within the value chain.
In every country we operate in, we have teams dedicated to researching every aspect of our products, from environmental conditions and the weather to economic developments and consumption trends. We also have specialists focused on merchandizing our goods to customers.
Our expertise in research and merchandizing has been developed over our 160-year history. Together these skill sets give us unmatched market intelligence. We are able to share knowledge across all our Platforms, combining efforts between them that create value-added offerings for our customers.
We produce customized products for a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers, in ways that best meet their needs and preferences.
Our Juice Platform produces frozen concentrate juices and Not From Concentrate juices across a wide range of citrus fruits. We are also the leading packager of frozen juice in the US, supplying most of the major grocery store chains.
Our Dairy Platform supplies the food, drink and animal feed industries with a range of dairy products packed in various bags, pouches, packs and cartons. The brands we own include Jolait® and Milait®, Sunny Farms and Montex.
...While managing risk
We strive to strictly manage the journey from farm to fork to ensure that quality is maintained every step of the way. The greater the control we have, the greater the security and value we provide to our customers.
Today, we operate more than 300 industrial assets anchored at strategic points around the world, including logistics, storage, port, and processing facilities.
We own and build farms and plantations, engage in joint ventures, and enter into partnerships to source raw and agricultural materials internationally. We invest to secure long-term origination sources to guarantee service to our customers.
We control quality and supply products to our merchandizing network through our strategically located asset base, maximizing our capability to respond to changing demand.
We own warehouses and silos in several key locations to efficiently manage movements across the value chain. This optimized network allows us to control costs and mitigate risks throughout the process.
Each of our products is backed by comprehensive global research, market intelligence, and more than 165 years of industry-specific development expertise.
We supply products to a range of customers from large multinationals to local manufacturers. Our products include everything from juice, rice and dairy products to vegetable oil, fertilizers, and inputs.
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.