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Olam’s first dealings with China were in 2003 when we conducted business through local representative offices. Since then, we have established a strong presence in China, setting up Olam in Shanghai in 2005 as our head office, and incorporating regional branch offices in Beijing, Qingdao and Urumqi. This has enabled us to be in close proximity to our suppliers and customers and therefore, more receptive to their needs.

Today, we employ nearly 300 people across 10 locations and service more than 550 customers within China and in 40 countries worldwide. We are one of the largest importers/suppliers of Cotton, Sesame, Peanuts and Peanut Oil into China. We also trade in Chinese Peanuts, Tomato paste, Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews, Walnuts, Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar and Dairy products in China.

In 2007, Olam acquired Qingdao Key Foods Limited in the Shandong Province, a Spices and Vegetables manufacturing facility with fully-integrated manufacturing operations and a robust traceability programme. Our use of superior cleaning and dehydration technologies has enabled us to offer a high level of product consistency. This has helped us generate a strong customer franchise for our products worldwide and emerge as one of the largest exporters in the segments.

Our facility has also been certified with various quality and safety certifications including AIB, BRC, IFS, HACCP, ISO 9001, Kosher, Halal, QS, and RQA. Seen as a model factory by the Chinese Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) authorities especially among 100s of competing businesses, we have also been Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audited in accordance with all food safety requirements of the USA.


Olam Shanghai Limited

Unit C, Floor 6, Building 11,
No. 27 Xin Jin Qiao Road,
Pudong, Shanghai 201206
T: (+86) 21 3136 1508 F: (+86) 21 3136 1509