A global leader in food & beverage ingredients

Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers.

Making real our Purpose to
‘Be the change for good food and a healthy future’

Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. 

 

Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. 

 

With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairynuts and spices so they can create naturally good food and beverage products that meet consumer expectations.

 

And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Your world-leading supplier of what matters

Our cocoa, coffee, dairy, nut and spice ingredients are heaped with sensory and functional features – while we’re also able to offer product that is traceable, sustainable and transparent. So you can develop winning consumer products in bakery, beverages, dairy, culinary, savory, snacking and sports nutrition categories with ease, scale and integrity.

Cocoa

Cocoa

We’re a super specialist in all things cocoa – beans, powders, butters and beyond. In fact, we are the number one cocoa bean supplier globally with a leading presence in 10 key producing countries across Africa, Asia and South America.  In our direct sourcing, our traceability from the farm to the factory allows us to drive sustainable practises across the cocoa supply chain. 

 

Find out more about our cocoa ingredients offer.

Coffee

Coffee

A leading global supplier of green coffee, with a significant specialty and soluble coffee offer, ensures we’re buzzing with know-how. Our year-round presence in 18 major origins means we can offer you the responsible, traceable supply consumers want – and the rare roasts you need to differentiate your brand.

 

Find out more about our coffee ingredients offer.

Dairy

Dairy

Packed with natural goodness, fewer food groups bring more joy to people’s lives. It’s there in a cup of tea, slice of cheese, or spoonful of cream. Whether it’s a specific beverage blend or an exacting protein isolate or concentrate, we can help you deliver the tastes, textures and nutrition people love.

 

Find out more about our dairy ingredients offer.

Nuts

Nuts

We’re one of the world’s leading suppliers with integrated supply chains across six continents. Almonds to brazils, macadamias to pistachios – just name your nut. The natural and nutritional goodness makes them top of the list for consumers.

 

Find out more about our nuts ingredients offer.

Spices

Spices

We’re one of the world largest global suppliers of spices and herbs, sourcing from all the primary growing regions and offering everything from onion, garlic and chiles to pepper, parsley and tropical spices. Provenance, taste, quality, color and texture. There is not a lot we don’t know about spices and the important role their attributes play in our favourite foods.

 

Find out more about our spices ingredients offer.

Our journey so far

We are privileged to carry with us the 30-year legacy and rich heritage of Olam, and that DNA of
ambition and growth will continue to drive us in the future.

Where it started

Olam International began back in 1989 by exporting raw cashews from Nigeria to India. Then came cocoa in 1992, followed by coffee in 1996, spices in 2002, and dairy in 2005. Olam continued to grow, investing in the breadth and depth of its portfolio and establishing global leaders for each business. 

Greater customer focus

In January 2020, Olam International reorganized into three groups: Olam International and two operating groups: Olam Global Agri (OGA) and olam food ingredients (ofi). In 2021, olam food ingredients rebranded to become ofi, and now operates in 48 countries serving over 8,000 valued customers globally. ofi is on track to an IPO in 2022.

Innovating everywhere

Sourcing nuts, cocoa beans, coffee, spices, and producing milk at scale is just the start. Our focus is on innovating in all areas of supply chains and taking care of our ingredients from plant to palate. Whether it’s introducing digital tech to improve traceability and reliability of supply, or helping spot trends and responding to them with new plant-based tastes and textures.

Making a positive impact

Sustainability’s been a big part of Olam’s identity since the start, supporting both the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Program. Much of this has been driven through award-winning farmer livelihood support programs. In 2018, this commitment was taken further with AtSource, the revolutionary sustainability insights platform.

Read ofi news

ofi says partnerships are key to safeguarding human rights in hazelnut supply chains

Call for collaboration comes as ofi launches sustainability commitments to improve transparency and tackle poor labor conditions in hazelnut communities

 

ofi (“olam food ingredients”), a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredients and solutions, has announced its first public sustainability targets for 2030 across its supply chain in Turkey, where 70% of the world’s hazelnuts come from.

Nespresso recognizes ofi’s coffee teams in Peru and Colombia as strategic partners

ofi’s coffee businesses in Peru and Colombia have been awarded the title of “Strategic Partner” by Nespresso for their contribution to its successful AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program.

olam food ingredients (“ofi”) publishes further information for investors

ofi, a global leader in naturally good food & beverage ingredients has today published further information for investors prior to attending J.P. Morgan’s Best of British Seminar on 22 November 2021.

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