Founded in 1851, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. LDC leverage their global reach and extensive asset network to serve their customers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Their portfolio includes Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Freight, Finance, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, Juice, Dairy, Fertilizers & Inputs and Metals. LDC helps feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of five geographical regions and 12 platforms, LDC is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 22,000 people globally at peak season.
LDC's Vision is to work towards a safe and sustainable future, contributing to the global effort of providing sustenance for a growing population. LDC's Mission is to use our know-how and global reach to bring the right product to the right location at the right time.
In support of these goals, LDC owns and operates biodiesel production facilities in Claypool, Indiana, US; Lagos, Argentina; Wittenberg, Germany; and Lampung, Indonesia, with total production capacity of 435 million gallons per year. This diverse geographic footprint gives us a leading presence in four out of the five largest biodiesel markets in the world. Along with best-in-class management practices, the integration of feedstock processing with biodiesel production allows us to effectively manage risk along the supply chain, optimizing the delivery of products to domestic and global markets. LDC also owns and operates ethanol plants in Nebraska and Iowa, US, with total production capacity of 160 million gallons per year.