Key Milestones in India
1987. Set up Liaison office in New Delhi.
1996. Cargill India set up as a 100% owned trading company,
1997. Begins primary sugar supply business. Country Office set up in Delhi.
1998. Exits seed business as part of a global divestiture to Monsanto
First desk of Grain and Oils Seeds business begin operations.
2000. Packaged foods business under NatureFresh brand launched with wheat products
2003. NatureFresh” brand transitions into refinery unit for sale in packed form.
2004. Enters into JV with Parakh Foods Ltd. As a result, “Gemini” brand of refined oil and two oil refineries in West Coast of India comes into portfolio. Commercial production of oil refineries at Paradip in East Coast of India and at Kandla in West Coast begins.
2005. Acquires 100% stake in JV with Parakh Foods Ltd.; new BU formed 'Refined Oils India.’
2006. Establishes Animal Nutrition business. Refined Oils India enters into institutional oil selling to large food industry.
2008. Launches Kutch Livelihood & Education Advancement Program in Kutch district, Gujarat in partnership with CARE. Launches Oliante brand of olive oil.
2010. Refined Oils India becomes Cargill Foods India. Acquires `Rath’ brand of Vanaspati (hydrogenated fats).
2011. Acquires `Sweekar’ brand of sunflower refined oil.
2012. Global acquisition of AWB expands business for Grain & Oilseeds business in India. Global acquisition of Provimi expands animal nutrition footprint in India. Flavors business ceases to be part of India business due to global divesture. Re-launches NatureFresh Atta, whole wheat flour. Acquires Sunflower Vanaspati
2014. Acquires Leonardo brand of olive oils.
2015. Opens its biggest business services centre in Bengaluru.
2016. Set up state of the art corn wet milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka. Inaugurated Dairy feed mill in Bathinda, Punjab. Broke ground for setting up Corn Silos in Davangere, Karnataka.