Cargill unveils Format Solutions as new name for feed formulation business
MINNEAPOLIS - Oct. 25, 2016 – After the successful integration of Format International, Cargill has re-named its feed and food software business to Format Solutions. The new name represents the company’s commitment to bring value to its customers through a comprehensive, integrated set of software offerings, industry knowledge and expertise in animal and human nutrition. Cargill acquired Format International in December 2015.
“Our customers and our team share high expectations for Format Solutions,” said Bruce Feist, managing director, Format Solutions. “The name reflects our combined business of Feed Management Systems and Format International, and underscores the organization’s commitment as a proven technology partner providing integrated feed and food software solutions. Format Solutions also represents where we want to be as the trusted partner, understanding our customers' businesses and bringing significant industry knowledge and investment in software and services solutions to our customers – helping them to grow their business.”
Under the new name and combined organization, Format Solutions is building a unique and state-of-the-art technology platform for formulation, operations and farm management software solutions for its customers. Format Solutions specializes in the design, authoring and marketing of recipe optimization, ingredient allocation, operational efficiency and food and feed formulation solutions for the animal feed, aqua feed, pet food, human food, premix and other industries.
“We are building a world class organization centered on what our customers need in order to help them be successful in their own businesses,” Feist said. “We will continue to innovate and develop our products and services so we can deliver the best technology solutions to the market.”
Driven by Cargill’s mission to nourish the world, Format Solutions, www.FormatSolutions.com, operates as a separate and distinct business and is the global leader in delivering a state-of-the-art platform of digital capabilities and solutions to its customers that leverage the organizational knowledge and expertise in animal and human nutrition and mill and farm operations. Format Solutions has more than 17,000 users in more than 90 countries, and has team members located in offices in Minneapolis, MN, Fargo, ND, Woking, UK, and in additional locations around the world.
Tim Loesch, 612-860-6022, [email protected]
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.