Olam is one of the world’s largest cotton companies and a universal supplier of all cotton growths to the world’s textile markets. Today, we have a global supply network of over 100,000 farmers, ginners and suppliers, matched by an established and diversified customer base across all our markets. We maintain cotton operations around the globe.
We have a dominant presence in Africa, with ginning operations in seven countries as well as long-standing relationships with cotton marketing boards and ginners across all cotton producing countries. We are also the leading supplier of medium and extra-long staple cotton from Central Asia. In India, we have established an extensive origination infrastructure across all of the country’s major growing regions. In the USA, we have a well-diversified presence across four States and are a leading supplier of Pima, SJV and Certified Fibermax cotton varieties. We are a major cotton exporter out of Brazil and are increasing our participation in the domestic market there. With our acquisition of Queensland Cotton in 2008, we now have a dominant presence in Australia built over decades through our strong relationships with growers.