Olam International was established in 1989 with 1 product in 1 country, trading cashew from Nigeria into India. Today we are a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 16,200 customers worldwide. Our team of 62,500 full-time, seasonal, contract, and temporary employees have built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice, and cotton. We have 47 different products across 16 platforms.
Over the last 26 years, our consistently sustainable and profitable economic and commodity growth has been largely due to a key intangible asset – our people. Over the years, we have nurtured talent who have become business leaders with ambition, inventiveness, entrepreneurship, and commitment. They have enhanced our global presence.
Olam commenced operations in Vietnam in 2000, setting up our first coffee factory in the Daknong Province. Since then, we have established an extensive presence across different parts of Vietnam, including our head office in Ho Chi Minh City and regional offices in the Long An, Dong Nai, Daklak, Lamdong, Gialai, and Binh Dinh Provinces, and expanded our operations in other South East Asia countries. Today, Olam is the largest exporter of cashews, pepper, and instant coffee in Vietnam, investing US$100 million in a state-of-the-art instant coffee facility and running seven large factories with 5,000 employees across Central and South Vietnam. We are also the third-largest exporter of green coffee and a large buyer of Vietnamese rice. Olam currently supplies cotton, wood products, dairy products, and wheat into Vietnam
We have established sustainability programs for black pepper, coffee, and cashew. We are excited about our future prospects here as the country has huge potential in agriculture.