Cargill, Inc. history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       Cargill, Inc. is a global provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. It is headquartered in Minnesota, United States.


       Cargill was established in 1865 when William Wallace (W. W.) Cargill acquired the grain warehouse in Conover, Iowa.

       In 1912, the name was changed to Cargill Elevator Company, after W. W. Cargill’s death in 1909.

       In 1923, Taylor & Bournique Company was acquired.

       In 1930, the company was incorporated and changed its name to Cargill.

       In 1945, Nutrena Mills was acquired.

       In 1953, Cargill established a separate company, TRADAX (to conduct business in Europe), and acquired Kerr Gifford (expanding into Asian markets).

       In 2011, Netherlands-based Provimi was acquired.


    • Agriculture – origination, processing, marketing and distribution services;
    • Food & Beverage – ingredients, resources, and expertise for food and beverage products;
    • Industrial – salt and deicing solutions, metal and steel trading;
    • Trade & Capital Markets – Cargill Trade & Structured Finance (financial solutions);
    • Animal Nutrition;
    • Beauty;
    • Bioindustrial;
    • Foodservice;
    • Pharmaceutical;
    • Meat & Poultry;
    • Risk Management;
    • Supplements;
    • Transportation;
    • Data Asset Solutions.

       With more than 160,000 employees and operations in over 70 countries Cargill, Inc. is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

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