About us

Who we are

Sucden creates opportunities – Specializing in soft commodities, our advantage is that we trade worldwide on all the major markets and act in every capacity from production to processing and distribution. Our approach is to identify and capture distinctive value for our clients whenever and wherever the supply and demand balance changes and the markets move.

A worldwide perspective

Sucden is an independent leader in soft commodities trading. We combine global know-how with local expertise to connect supply and demand in a sustainable way. 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.

Global reach

Our entrepreneurial and professional team of more than 4,700 employees in over 25 locations worldwide originates and ships more than 10 million tonnes of soft commodities every year. 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.

Solid foundations

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.