Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Australia
Louis Dreyfus first opened its Australian office in Melbourne in 1913 trading grains to the international market. As the oldest continually operating grain trading company in Australia, Louis Dreyfus has a proud heritage of unparalleled commitment to, and active involvement in, Australian agriculture. The company became a major wheat exporter in the earliest days of the Australian grain industry, prior to the foundation of the Australian Wheat Board. In conjunction with the main wheat export business, Louis Dreyfus was the primary importer of jute bags into Australia for grain handling and transport until bulk handling facilities evolved in the 1930’s. Louis Dreyfus diversified its Australian agricultural activities after WWII. Throughout the past 99 years Louis Dreyfus has maintained a presence in all aspects of Australian agriculture marketing including interests in feed mills, land, livestock, meat, wool, cotton and dairy.
As the Australian agricultural market has grown Louis Dreyfus has been a significant buyer of grain and cotton. Today Louis Dreyfus Australia’s operations are directly focused on trading and exporting a significant proportion of Australian grain and cotton production. The head office's includes a fully supported grain trading and shipping team based in Melbourne, and cotton trading and logistics in Brisbane with regional representatives situated in key production areas. Louis Dreyfus Commodities Australia offers a range of grain and cotton marketing options designed to complement grain and cotton producer’s needs in a competitive marketing environment. Growers can market their grain or cotton through Louis Dreyfus with confidence and security knowing they have access to competitive pricing with payment security.
Louis Dreyfus also has investments in agricultural handling infrastructure to support its operations in grain and cotton. Grain growers in NSW can deliver direct to efficient handling facilities at Narrabri, Newcastle and Moree all year round that are an intrical part of the Louis Dreyfus supply chain destined for export markets. Cotton is also received and ginned at efficient facilities at Dalby QLD and Moree NSW in preparation for export to international markets.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Australia is a subsidiary of LD Commodities providing an invaluable link to world markets, customers and ocean freight. LD Commodities, is one of the world’s leading commodity merchants and processors of agricultural products, in international markets since 1851. LD Commodities is present in over 53 countries globally and has been recognized as a global leader in bulk transportation and logistics. With a fleet of bulk ships and modern logistic assets, Louis Dreyfus offers a wide variety of services to all its customers in the bulk logistics supply chain. The Group has traded bulk agricultural commodities in international markets since it’s founding. Products traded today include grains, oilseeds, corn, coffee, orange juice, cotton, rubber, rice and sugar. It has a major origination presence in all of the primary production regions around the world.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Australia offers a quality service to growers and domestic consumers as well as international clients. This service is supported through sound supply chain management and financial security, and through active association with all major grains industry groups and stakeholders within the Australian agricultural industry.