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About Cargill

Across many different markets and industries, we work every day to help the world thrive.

We work alongside farmers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, governments, and other organizations to fulfill our purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Together, we create efficiencies, develop innovations, and help communities thrive.

Cargill in Italy

Cargill has been active in Italy since 1962. Since then, the company and its business have grown. Following recent acquisitions, Cargill Italy has around 700 employees in the following locations: Castelmassa (RO), Cherasco (CN), Fiorenzuola d’Arda (PC), Melfi (PZ), Milano, Milazzo (ME), Sospiro (CR), Spessa (PV) and Padova.  

We have activities in the following areas in Italy:

  • Animal feed production and sales
  • Animal feed consulting services
  • Sweeteners and starches production and sales
  • Grain and oilseed trading
  • Specialty food ingredients, including texturisers
  • Cocoa and chocolate sales

Recent Cargill investments in Italy

2015.  Cargill Group acquired one of FMC’s operations for pectin production and sales in Milazzo, Sicily

2011.  Cargill acquired Raggio Di Sole Mangimi S.p.A., expanding its activity in the Italian Animal Feed and Nutrition market and reinforcing its presence in the agricenters

2008.  Cargill launched in Italy Nutrena® petfood brand

2006.  Cargill acquired Degussa’s food ingredients business

2005.  Cargill acquired the Mangimi Emmetre S.r.l animal feed brand

2005.  Cargill acquired Pagnan’s S.r.l. Cereals and Oil Seeds Trade business

2004.  Cargill acquired the Agridea feed brand from ASA S.r.l. Gruppo Pizzolo

2003.  Cargil acquired a 10% shareholding in Grandi Molini Italiani S.p.A. (GMI), a major flour miller

2003.  Cargill combined its Italian businesses to form Cargill S.r.l.

2002.  Cargill acquired Cerestar S.p.A. – a leading provider of starch. The acquisition included Cerestar’s starches and sweeteners plant in Castelmassa (RO)

2001.  Cargill acquired the Agribrands Europe Italia S.p.A. feed business, including its Purina® and Sildamin® feed brands

At A Glance

Cargill at a Glance

Quick introduction to Cargill with financial summary.

Company Overview

Company Overview

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.


Our History

Explore more than 150 years of Cargill history in this interactive timeline.

Corporate Annual Report

Shared Annual Report Preview

Our Corporate Annual Report combines our financial and corporate responsibility performance in a manner that reflects our intersecting focus on purpose and profitability. (English)



Community Engagement

Cargill invests in local communities through economic development, partnerships and giving combined with the volunteer efforts of our employees.