Cargill has a few brands – Nature Fresh, Gemini, Sweekar, Leonardo, and Rath Vanaspati – in India, and the company is prominent in edible oils and aata
(flour). It is already supplying to meet the edible oil requirements of global quick service restaurant (QSR) companies
in India and major food companies. It is also supplying glucose and maltodextrin to leading food and healthcare companies. Cargill India's other plans include expanding or acquiring new units in the area of aqua premix and animal feed-nutrition.
"We have also set up a plan and started last fortnight for manufacturing natural transformer fuel from edible oil, which is much more environmentally friendly and useful in green cities that are coming up," said Chaudhry. This is a first in India as, so far, this fuel is made from mineral oil.
Cargill has set up a storage facility for grains and oilseeds in Karnataka and a part of its future investments will go towards expanding the company's storage capacity. Already, an investment of Rs 1 billion is underway for storage. Cargill India has also acquired an animal feed plant in Andhra Pradesh that the firm will spend money on to improve technology and for its expansion.
Animal premix required for making animal feed will also be a focus area and, whenever an opportunity arises, "we may also go for an acquisition", Chaudhry said.