Cargill in Singapore
Singapore is the regional hub of Cargill in Asia-Pacific. We established our Singapore office in 1981 and today our team in Singapore comprises about 500 employees. Four of Cargill’s business units are headquartered in Singapore alongside a number of regional and global trading desks.
Cargill’s business activities conducted from Singapore comprise:
- Animal Nutrition: Cargill's Premix and Nutrition business has its regional headquarters in Singapore. It offers a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers and feed retailers. The business was formed after Cargill acquired Provimi, a world leader in premix and animal nutrition services in 2011.
- Energy: As a global buyer and energy consumer, we are in the unique position to understand your needs and offer solutions that help increase profitability, grow market share and ensure flawless operations of your business. Our activities in Singapore include petrochemicals and transportation fuels. Find out more.
- Food Ingredients: We market a variety of food ingredients and systems to customers across the region. These include starches and sweeteners, cocoa and chocolate, and specialty ingredients like texturizers and health-promoting ingredients. Cargill Toshoku’s team of experienced and knowledgeable food professionals provides global food solutions to its Japanese and Southeast Asian partners. Toshoku's trading office in Singapore sources processed food, food ingredients, food chemicals and packaging materials for its customers in Japan and other parts of the world.
Grain and Oilseeds: As one of the world’s leading merchants of grains and oilseeds, Cargill connects producers and users of grains and oilseeds around the globe. We operate on an integrated global basis to source, store, trade, process and distribute grains and oilseeds including wheat, corn, oilseeds, barley and sorghum, as well as vegetable oils and meals. We have a broad global presence in grain origination, shipping and processing, offering a range of farmer services and risk management solutions, and have significant expertise in handling identity preserved and differentiated products.
In Singapore, we trade and market wheat, soybeans, corn, soybean meal and other feed ingredients, providing cost effective access to Asian markets for Cargill products originated around the world. We also lead the development and execution of distinctive business solutions for grain and oilseeds customers in Asia and capture emerging opportunities in intra-Asia trade flows.
- Metals: We offer steel and iron ore risk management, metallurgical expertise, and integrated supply logistics. Singapore is the headquarters of our international iron ore and steel activities. Find out more.
- Palm Oil: The Cargill Tropical Palm business is also headquartered in Singapore. We own and operate oil palm plantations and mills in Indonesia’s South Sumatra and West Kalimantan provinces that cover close to 92,000 hectares and employ close to 18,000 people. We sustainably produce high quality crude palm oil and palm kernel from fresh fruit bunches grown on our own plantations and sourced from local smallholders. The Singapore headquarters provides functional and operational guidance to our Indonesian palm operations.
- Risk Management: We are a dedicated provider of agricultural and energy risk management solutions. We also develop over-the-counter risk management products tailored to the individual customer’s risk profile.
- Trade & Structured Finance: Headquartered in Singapore, we work with customers and Cargill’s commercial business units to provide financial solutions. Our structuring expertise aids in mitigating documentary, cross-border and credit risks associated with trade finance. In addition to meeting Cargill’s own trade and trade-related funding needs, we optimize Cargill’s physical trade flows to generate trade finance derived liquidity in emerging markets for customers. We also engage in risk management involving foreign exchange, credit and money markets.
- World Trading Unit: The palm and laurics trading team is based in Singapore and handles the palm origination, logistics and palm market trading. We serve customers such as private and public companies and government agencies around the world.
- Transportation & Logistics: Throughout our history we have developed deep expertise in efficiently transporting bulk commodities and finished products between continents and across countries. The expertise and quality expectations we have developed to support own global operations also help our customers who seek to gain operational efficiency, manage volatility, reduce costs, and ship products safely. We offer global ocean transportation solutions across all dry market commodity segments as well as tankers. Find out more.
We are good corporate citizens of Singapore, and focus on implementing programs to support education and nutrition.
- Apex Club Bukit Timah: We sponsor, distribute and deliver food rations to low-income elderly individuals and families. Established in 2003, this is one of Cargill’s longest partnerships in Singapore.
- Breadline Group: We donate to the Breadline Group and pay monthly visits to families receiving assistance from them.
- Care Corner Educational Therapy Service: We provide monetary support to children with special learning needs for tailored tuition programs.
- Enactus (former Students in Free Enterprise): We support Enactus, an international non-profit organization, which mobilizes local university students to become responsible business leaders. We were a silver-level sponsor in 2009 and 2010 and a gold-level sponsor in 2011 and 2012.
- Grace Orchard School: We organize workshops and activities for children with mild intellectual disabilities and mild autism spectrum disorders. We also provide monetary assistance to support the on-going activities at the school.
- Junior Achievement Award Singapore: We provide monetary support to the Junior Achievement Awards organization that aims to inspire and prepare young people with vital life skills including work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
- Nanyang Technological University (NTU): We donated S$2.5 million to NTU to establish the ‘Cargill China Leadership Endowment Fund’. Valued at S$5 million after the Singapore government matched our contribution, the fund will provide NTU scholarships and executive training to government officials from China to enhance their knowledge and expertise.
- Pertapis Children’s Home: We provide financial support to the home, enabling abused and neglected children to have access to tutors.
- Rainbow Centre: We support the Rainbow Centre for children with special needs. In 2012, we raised S$35,000 for the centre’s Early Intervention Program for Infants and Young Children, and participated in their 20th anniversary charity walk.
- SG Serve: We support SG Serve, a local non-profit organization by providing health and wellness activities to the lonely and elderly residents in Bukit Merah, Henderson, Bukit Batok.
- Food distribution: Every year, we partner local community centers and non-profit organizations to sponsor, pack, and deliver nearly 5,000 food packages to low income elderly individuals & families all around Singapore.
Key awards and achievements
- Singapore HEALTH Award: We received the biennial Singapore HEALTH Award in 2008 and 2010 from the Health Promotion Board to recognize our efforts in maintaining workplace health.
- Total Defense Award: This award is given by the Ministry of Defense to recognize efforts in contributing to Singapore’s national defense. We received the Meritorious Defence Partner Award in 2006 and 2007 and the Distinguished Defense Partner Award yearly from 2008 to 2011. In 2012, we were awarded the Minister for Defense Award. This award is the highest accolade conferred on organisations that have shown exemplary support for Total Defense.
- Work-Life Excellence Award: We received the biennial Work-Life Excellence Award in 2008 and 2010 given by the Ministry of Manpower to recognize work-life balance initiatives.
Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Limited
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138 Market Street
Cargill acquires Temasek’s stake in Cargill’s oil palm plantation business (press release Feb. 14, 2019)
Cargill expands specialty starch offerings, reaffirms commitment to Asia Pacific (press release April 20, 2021)
Cargill to acquire Aalst, leading Asian chocolate supplier (press release August 17, 2021)