Cargill in Egypt
Cargill has been active in Egypt since 1994 and today has over 300 employees, with headquarters in Cairo and additional activities in Alexandria. As well as our grains, oilseeds and sugar trading activities in Cairo, Cargill has a majority shareholding in a soybean processing plant – The National Vegetable Oils Company – in Borg Al-Arab, and a majority shareholding in a grain discharge terminal – The National Stevedoring Company – in Dekheila. From our office in Cairo we also serve our food ingredients customers, offering a broad portfolio including cocoa and chocolate, sweeteners, starches, texturizers and oils and fats. Our animal nutrition business also provides feed formulation and feeding programmes to customers in Egypt.
- grain trading for feed and food applications
- soybean processing
- sugar trading and distribution
- grain discharging
- food ingredients
- animal feed ingredients
2015 Cargill announces investment of U.S. $100 million to double the capacity of its soybean oil crush operation in Borg El Arab to meet the increasing demand in Egypt for soybean meal and vegetable oil. The company is also constructing an additional 42,000MT of storage capacity within Cargill’s existing premises at the port of Dekheila in Alexandria.
2011/12 Cargill increases its shareholding in the National Vegetable Oils Company (NVOC) to 98% and in the National Stevedore Company (NSC) to 87% shareholding
2010 National Stevedoring Company completes the building of two new warehouses in the port of Dekheila for an additional capacity of 50,000 metric tons
2009 NVOC builds a co-generation project which produces its own electricity from the plant's steam.
2006 NVOC added a high-protein meal line to its crushing facility.2004 Cargill completes the construction of the NVOC crush plant taking full operational control. Cargill also takes a significant shareholding in the NSC - a grain discharge terminal in the port of Dekheila.
Cargill is committed to operating responsibly as we pursue our goal to be the global leader in nourishing people. We are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way; reducing our environmental impact; and improving the communities where we live and work. Since 2012 we’ve worked with CARE, a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, to help small-scale farmers switch from rice to soy bean cultivation, a much less water intensive crop. We provide a market for the farmers and have helped CARE to not only support farmers to improve their agricultural practices, but also to improve yields and quality of soybeans. Cargill has helped CARE establish quality standards for the soybeans and through the establishment of an Agricultural Service Centre, where farmers have access to high quality inputs and extension services. Our support of CARE’s broader community infrastructure programs has benefitted the farming communities and the women in the community have also been able to establish additional businesses to provide off-farm income for their households.
To date, we’ve committed an investment of over U.S. $370,000 in the project with CARE.
Cargill Trading Egypt
Down Town Katameya 11835
Area A- Building S2 A - City Center, 5th District
Road 90, New Cairo