Sucden is an independent leader in soft commodities trading. We combine global know-how with local expertise to connect supply and demand sustainably. While doing so, we serve our clients and partners with quality and integrity.
We trade on the world’s major exchanges in a wide range of products and services, including sugar, coffee, cocoa, ethanol, ocean freight, and futures/options brokerage. In support, we are active in agriculture and sourcing, processing, logistics, distribution, merchandising, financing, research, and risk management.
Our entrepreneurial and professional team of 5,400 employees in over 25 locations worldwide originates and ships over 10 million tonnes of soft commodities annually. We do this globally through our agricultural, processing, and logistical activities encompassing operations in places as far afield as Russia, Brazil, Mexico, India, Europe, China, the USA, and several other locations across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Since our formation in 1952, Sucden has built a reliable and trustworthy reputation through its business activities. Today the company is still privately owned. We are led by Serge Varsano, the son of our founding partner, from our corporate headquarters in Paris, France.
Through our subsidiary companies, Coffee America and Sucden Coffee, we commercialize Arabica and Robusta to support worldwide clients ranging from multinational food and beverage chains to soluble coffee retailers and specialty coffee roasters. We trade around 250.000 Mt annually.