About Nidera

Nidera is a global commodity service and solutions provider for agricultural markets.

Our company was founded in 1920 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and our company name represents the initials of the six agricultural trade regions in which they focused their activities: Netherlands, (East) Indies, Deutschland (Germany), England, Russia and Argentina.

Currently we have domestic and international operations in 19 major export and import countries and we distribute our products to more than 60 countries worldwide. By consolidating our presence throughout the physical value chain, we have created a platform that efficiently connects agricultural producers and food consumers.

Strategically located production, processing and logistical assets support Nidera’s significant global sourcing and efficient distribution capabilities. An established presence in the major export and import regions enables us to benefit from an intimate knowledge of local market drivers including farm economics, weather patterns, and government policies, and thus helps to optimize our operations and improve operating margin.

Our values

Our values guide the company's operations and business worldwide in a responsible manner. These Values help us to fulfill our purpose and to achieve our vision. They reflect who we are, what we do and what we expect from ourselves and others.


We strictly observe the law.
We walk the talk and honor our word.


We don’t give up. We are dedicated to learning new ways to fulfill our strategy.


We care for and hold in deep regard the safety and well-being of all our stakeholders.


We hold ourselves to strict standards. We take action and are results-oriented.

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Our history

In 1920 a number of European grain merchants joined forces and founded a new company in Rotterdam.

They predicted correctly that the city would build a port that would become the major gateway for European export and import trade. They chose the name Nidera which represented the initials of the six agricultural trade regions in which they focused their activities: Netherlands, India, Deutschland (Germany), England, Russia and Argentina. Nidera began to expand into other countries soon thereafter.

Over the years the company has built up a global network based on trading independence, performance reliability and relationship loyalty, and has always been known as a pioneer in the development of new trade flows. 

From the late 1960’s Nidera acquired a strong position in the vegetable oils trade industry. From the 1990’s, the company’s trading portfolio in grains and oilseeds grew in the EU, the Black Sea area and Asia. From the 1990’s the company has established itself as a leader in the fast-growing Argentine agricultural technology sector.