Cargill Metals

The steel industry’s partner of choice

Cargill Metals beginnings date back to 1832, when C. Tennant, Sons and Company began as a merchandiser of various commodities. Cargill, Incorporated acquired C. Tennant, Sons and Company as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1972. The subsidiary became a department of Cargill in 1986 and was renamed Cargill Ferrous International to focus on ferrous raw materials and steel related products.

Today, Cargill Metals is a leading trader, distributor and provider of risk management solutions serving the global ferrous industry. Our mission is to provide liquidity and risk management solutions for our partners including mines, scrap-yards, steel producers and steel consumers.

  • Global headquarters in Singapore
  • Trading hubs in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Geneva, Switzerland and Singapore  
  • Steel Service Centers in North America (7) and China (1 - opening early in 2011)
  • Trading offices in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific

Our breadth of ferrous and steel products, services and distribution offerings as well as our commitments to business conduct, the environment and workplace safety set us apart from other steel companies.


Our vision

We will be recognized by our suppliers and customers as their preferred partner in the iron and steel value chain and deliver sustainable, superior returns through a globally connected and highly engaged workforce.