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About Us
Your partner in specialty oils and fats

We are a leading producer of plant-based specialty oils and fats for the food manufacturing and foodservice industry around the globe. We operate as Bunge Limited's global B2B specialty oils and fats business. Our products are used in a wide range of applications, from bakery and confectionery to culinary and human nutrition.

With in-depth knowledge of ingredients, applications and processes, the Bunge Loders Croklaan team closely cooperates with customers to develop tailored solutions and create innovative products that differentiate them in in the marketplace.

Rich heritage

Our global network of experts, solid quality and a strong focus on sustainability and supply chain excellence. These have been Bunge Loders Croklaan's key strengths for decades. Our work began in 1818, when Johan Bunge founded a trading company in Amsterdam. In 1884, together with the Born familiy, it launched a grain trading company in Argentina. In 1905 the company expanded to Brazil and in 1918 to North America, the world's largest agricultural market. Asia and Europe followed, as Bunge steadily established itself in the world's great crop-growing regions, while staying close to customers it served.

Also in the 1800s, two separate companies were founded: the Dutch Crok & Laan (1891) and the British Loders & Nucoline (1890), both successful in vegetable oils and fats. Unilever acquired Crok & Laan in 1970 and merged it with its own subsidiary Loders & Nucoline, and Loders Croklaan was established. The company was sold in 2002 to the Malaysian IOI Group. In March 2018 Loders Croklaan became part of Bunge creating the global leader in specialty oils and fats.

With this rich heritage, Bunge Loders Croklaan now has an unmatched global presence, offering a full range of seed- and tropical oils. With our state-of-the-art refining processes, we deliver unique functionality to food products, from bakery and confectionery to plant-based foods and human nutrition. With our technical expertise and market knowledge, we understand your business like no other and partner with you to add value to your end product. And with our integrated, sustainable and transparent supply chains, we balance economic, social, and environmental interests to create long-term shared value. All this enables us to work with you to create tasty, high quality sustainable products that propel you in the marketplace.

Culture and values
Discover what makes Bunge special

We are passionate, bold and driven. Together, we lead the way to deliver results for our customers, each other and the world. We are Bunge.

We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

At Bunge, we have a diverse and talented team working to make us the most innovative and dynamic company in our industry. We know we are most successful in achieving our goals when we have diversity of talent and thought, and an inclusive and equitable culture that values all voices. It is a top priority for us to continue advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization, the industry and the communities where we live and work.

We are one of the founding members of Together We Grow, an industry association that aims to build a skilled, diverse and inclusive workforce in America. Since 2016, we have helped develop action plans for how to create an ecosystem within our industry that supports diverse talent.

In 2021, we signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, joining a wide range of industry leaders in pledging to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace – with the goal of building inclusive workplace environments where all employees feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

In 2021, we joined the Paradigm for Parity® coalition – committing to address gender parity in corporate leadership positions. In partnership with the coalition, we’ll work to achieve gender equality throughout our leadership structure by 2030 – a critical step in ensuring diversity of thought is represented at Bunge.

Meet our global leadership team

Aaron Buettner

President, Food Solutions

Brett Caplice

Vice President North America

David Vandermeersch

Vice President EMEA

Paul Ayton

Vice President Asia

Samuel Saenz Rozas

Vice President Latin America

Sharon Walbert

Vice President Global Innovation

Brian Douville

Vice President Specialty Ingredients & Proteins

Emiliano Rial Verde

Vice President Nutrition

Eric Heismeyer

Vice President Chief Customer Officer, Food Solutions

Matthias Richter

Vice President Global Commercial Operations, Food Solutions

Philipp Monauni

Vice President Operations, Food Solutions

Hens van Wingerden

Vice President Human Resources