Historical Companies

The Volkart Brothers

The pioneers of modern commodity trading. One of the earliest major commodity trading names in Switzerland was that of Volkart Gebruder, a company set up in 1851 simultaneously in Winterthur, along the shores of Lake Constance in Switzerland, and in ....

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Basler Mission-Handlungs-Gesellschaft

Becoming UTC International. The company took its name in 1921, although its origins go back to 1859. The business was founded as a type of subsidiary of the ‘Basler Mission’, which was a mission established in British India and in what is today Ghana at the beginning of ....

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André & Cie

A heavyweight by the shores of Lake Geneva. The world of grain trading is a closed world, with a handful of families at its heart. For decades, 4 companies dominated the world stage, collectively known as the ABCDs. A for André, B for Bunge, C for Cargill and ....

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Historical references on commodity trading

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