Corrie MacColl represents change for the natural rubber industry. We have the resources to revolutionise the way rubber is grown, processed and distributed. Our economically sustainable business model materialises through our efforts of ensuring quality of product and sustainability of the supply chain, while operating in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
“EST.1780” indicates the depth of the company’s roots in the history of commodities. The business traded its Liverpool origins to expand as a broker in the City of London at the height of the Industrial Revolution, cotton replacing corn as its main interest. 1888 saw the first of the MacColls joined the company and in 1896 Archibald, a second generation MacColl continued to run the company alongside the Corries. Archibald’s wife, the daughter of the Governor of the Dutch East Indies and himself, newly back in London brought with him two decades of produce broking experience gained in Surabaya and Batavia. Corrie, MacColl & Son was then registered as a limited company in 1919.
A pioneer in the introduction to the London market of dried coconut, the company majored in copra until the outbreak of WWII, its business supplemented by pepper, sundry spices, Manila hemp, coir yarn from New Zealand, coffee from Costa Rica and cloves from Zanibar. Although rubber had already featured in the company’s portfolio just after WWI, it became its primary focus after cessation of WWII hostilities.
In 1946, family connections and marriage saw Corrie, MacColl & Son become a subsidiary of N.V. Deli-Maatschappij, a leading Dutch estate company focused on tobacco, rubber and palm oil cultivation in Sumatra. A 1986 Firestone synthetics representation featured for a decade and a half, this replaced by bulk latex trading in 2004. In 2011, Deli’s successful rubber business was sold to the RCMA Group. 237 years after the company’s founding, Corrie MacColl and its illustrious heritage was proudly acquired by Halcyon Agri Corporation.
Today, Corrie MacColl represents change for the natural rubber industry. As a company that controls supply from the source of the tree, to the doorstep of the customer, we have the resources to revolutionise the way rubber is grown, produced and distributed. Our economically sustainable business model materialises through our different efforts of ensuring quality of product and sustainability of the supply chain, while operating in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Our plantations business operates the largest commercially owned plantation with annual output expected to be in excess of 120,000 tonnes. Our production concentrates on customised natural latex and rubber grades for customers operating within the non-tyre and specialty-tyre business segment. Further down the supply chain, we have a truly global distribution footprint which includes some of the world’s most historic trading businesses. We add further value to our distribution segment with our support services of warehouse and tank storage facilities and laboratory services.
Combining our formidable client reach with the ability to change outcomes at source through product customisation and certification, has created a truly unique asset: a plantation that exclusively serves the most premium segment of our industry, where the holistically sustainable product that we offer creates unrivalled value.