History in Venezuela
1986. Cargill starts operations in Venezuela through a partnership with Mimesa C.A. to form Agroindustrial Mimesa in Maracaibo, Zulia, for the manufacturing of flour and pasta.
1988. Acquisition of Pastificio Universal in Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui.
1989. Acquisition of Pillsbury Venezuela flour mill, including a pasta facility in Catia La Mar, Vargas, renowned pasta brands Milani and Suprema, and Rey del Norte brand baking flour.
1990. Cargill negotiates all the shares of Agroindustrial Mimesa, consolidating it with Pillsbury Venezuela. In December of that same year, Cargill Venezuela ventured in to the refined oil market with the purchase of La Torre del Oro in Turmero, Aragua.
1991. Acquisition of the corporate offices in Caracas. To expand into new markets, Cargill enters into the rice business and acquires Puente de Lena farm in Píritu, Portuguesa state.
1993. Purchase of Mavesa oil plants, located in Valencia and Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, as well as recognized trademarks Vatel, Branca, Los Tres Cochinitos and Tresco.
1994. Purchase of Santa Ana rice-producing plant located in San Carlos, Cojedes, increasing activities in the rice business.
1995. Joint venture with Pequiven for the construction of the most modern salt by solar evaporation facility, located in Los Olivitos, Zulia.
1997. Beginning of activities in the pet food business at the Barquisimeto plant, Lara.
1998. Installation of the first parboiled rice plant in Venezuela in Piritu, Portuguesa. Acquisition of Gramoven wheat mills, becoming the main supplier of ingredients for the food industry and of branded products for the consumer market.
1999. Venture into the pet food business in Barquisimeto, Lara.
2001. Acquisition of Agribrands International, joining efforts with Cargill Animal Nutrition to consolidate the company on the market as a major supplier of animal nutrition.
2006. Acquisition of Molinarca, Alfonso Rivas wheat mills at La Encrucijada, Aragua.
2010. Cargill inaugurates its Development and Inclusion Center “Engranados” together with the Association for the Development of Complementary Special Education (ASODECO) in order to train people with disabilities and contribute with their successful job placement.
2014. Produsal inaugurates Los Yabos Xerophytic Garden, located inside the facilities of the plant, in order to promote the knowledge of natural xerophilic zones and protect the special vegetation of the "Tropical Dry Forest" as well as natural areas. It is currently open to the general public, where guided tours are held.
2016. Cargill Venezuela celebrates its 30th anniversary.
2017. Cargill and BioAgro worked together to develop an innovative variety of tropical wheat, named “Casiquiare” and announced the first crop designed to improve and increase local production in the country.