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Olam started doing business in China in 2003.Since then, we have established a strong presence in China, setting our head office in Shanghai in 2005 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 participate in domestic businesses of Cotton, Peanuts, Tomato paste, Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews, Walnuts, Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, Palm, Rubber and Dairy products in China.

Apart from the Physical trade, we also actively participate in Futures trade of various agri and agri related commodities across different exchanges in China.

We also run a state of the art 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. We are seen as a model factory by the Chinese Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) authorities and we have also been successfully audited by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with all food safety requirements of the USA.

Products we offer

Garlic Cotton Cocoa  Coffee Sugar
Sesame Peanuts Almonds Pistachios Walnuts
Cashew Dairy Edible Oils Rubber Packaged Foods


Olam in China

Why China

  • China, the world’s second-largest economy, with its solid economic expansion, rapid market transformation and a series of Government reforms, is increasingly an attractive destination for doing business.
  • China, the world’s most populous nation, with its large population of 1.3 billion people and a growing middle class, makes up for a highly diverse market place and has displayed an ever-increasing appetite for high quality consumables.

The value we bring

  • We understand our customers’ businesses at every level, align our activities with their challenges, and provide them various origins and types as well as market intelligence and product traceability.
  • We improve food safety and quality across our businesses.
  • We provide our employees a safe workplace where everyone’s rights are respected. We share prosperity with them and provide them the materials means to access a better quality of life.

Key initiatives

  • We build proprietary farmer panel to get crop information for our Spices and Vegetable ingredients business.
  • We have developed strategic partnerships & VMI with some of our large customers.

Our Locations

  • Processing Plant – Qingdao
  • Offices – Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao, Urumqi
  • Warehouses – over 20 throughout the country.

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