Gavilon Announces Expansion Plans in China

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Hong Kong office to support the company’s grain-trade initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region


Omaha, Neb. (Nov. 22, 2010) Gavilon, LLC today announced plans to expand its business in China to support the company’s grain-trade initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to fertilizer sales and supply activities, Gavilon Hong Kong Limited will provide destination marketing, logistics and trade finance services for soybeans, corn, barley, wheat and feed ingredients, to support its North American and Australian grain origination volume.


“As global demand for agricultural commodities continues to grow, a strong presence in China will become increasingly important in the grain and oilseed markets,” said David Levine, vice president of Gavilon’s international division. “We are looking forward to expanding our agricultural network in China and further developing relationships with customers in the Asia-Pacific region.”


Gavilon’s Hong Kong office will be managed by Richard Cheung, who will serve as general manager of the company’s grain business in China. Cheung has more than 15 years of experience supporting agricultural customers’ needs in the Chinese market. For business inquiries, please call + (852) 2851 1998.


About Gavilon, LLC

Gavilon, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, The Gavilon Group, LLC is a leading commodity management firm, connecting producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel through its global supply chain network. Gavilon’s history dates back to 1874, when Peavey Company built its first grain facility. In 1982, Peavey was acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc. and later became part of ConAgra Trade Group. In 2008, a group of investors formed Gavilon and acquired ConAgra Trade Group, enabling the newly formed, privately held company to focus on growing its commodity business. Today, Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 200 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agriculture, fertilizer and energy supply with increasing global demand. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to tens of thousands of customers each year, and employs more than 1,100 people around the world. For more information, please visit