Gavilon Opens Grain Origination Office in Kiev

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Ukraine office to source agricultural commodities from Black Sea region producers


Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 24, 2011)Gavilon, LLC today announced the official opening of a grain origination office in Kiev and commencement of commercial activity in Ukraine. Customers, suppliers and industry groups were among the guests invited to the new Gavilon Ukraine office, located at Business Centre Illinsky, 8 Illinska Street, in Kiev, to meet Gavilon executives and the local management team.


General Manager Victor Khimchenko welcomed more than 100 guests at the event and spoke to them about the local team’s capabilities. “Gavilon is here to become the reliable partner of choice,” he said. “We offer regional market expertise and proven commodity management capabilities, backed by Gavilon’s global perspective and financial stability.”


“The Black Sea region is rapidly becoming an important supplier of feed and food for the world,” added David Levine, vice president of Gavilon’s international division. “We are very pleased to expand Gavilon’s global network in Ukraine.”


The Gavilon Ukraine office sources wheat, corn, barley, soybeans and other grains from Black Sea region producers. The Gavilon Ukraine office also offers transportation and logistics services to better serve its customers in that region. All grain origination will be supported by the company’s Geneva, Switzerland, office, which conducts destination chartering and marketing activities throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.


Business inquiries should be directed to Mr. Khimchenko at +380 (44) 495-5999.


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, led by Ospraie Management, LLC, formed Gavilon and acquired ConAgra Trade Group, enabling the newly formed, privately held company to focus on growing its commodity business. In 2010, Gavilon acquired the DeBruce Companies, significantly expanding the company’s agricultural operations.


Today, Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 300 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agricultural 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 1,900 people around the world. For more information, please visit