Our Heritage

 

1780

1780

Edgar Corrie formed a partnership for his company in Liverpool, then a booming city handling much of the trades to the West Indies and the Americas. The company was the origin of Corrie, MacColl & Son Limited. Corn was its main commodity.
1816

1816

Edgar Corrie & Company - Brokers established in London, trading in corn and cotton between the two offices. The Corrie family continued its tradition of passing the realm down to sons and grandsons. Corn continued to trade and cotton became an important commodity.
1888

1888

The first member of the MacColl family joined the business. In 1896, Archibald MacColl succeeded Edward Moon and hence Corrie, MacColl & Son was established. Archibald brought over two decades of produce broker experience from his years in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) in Surabaya and Batavia (now central Jakarta).
1919

1919

Corrie, MacColl & Son registered as a limited liability company. Business expanded to other commodities like copra and spices originating from Southeast Asia. Rubber gained importance. The business prospered supported by suppliers in the Far East and consumers and members of the trade in Europe and the USA.
1946

1946

Corrie, MacColl & Son Limited became a subsidiary of the Dutch estate company N.V. Deli-Maatschappij. The rubber business expanded rapidly under the stewardship of Maurice McLeod Symington, who came from an established family well known in the rubber trade.
1960

1960s

Rubber became Corrie, MacColl & Son’s most precious commodity. Maurice McLeod Symington became Chairman of the London Rubber Trade Association. Maurice McLeod Symington retired and was awarded O.B.E in 1969 for his services. Chris Findlay, a leading rubber dealer in London became Managing Director.
1970

1970s

Corrie, MacColl & Son continued to grow its leadership role in the rubber industry, a company that values its close and personal relationships with suppliers and consumers worldwide.
1980

1980s

Corrie, MacColl & Son celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1980. In 1986, Corrie MacColl & Son represented Firestone Synthetic Rubber Co in Europe, thus leading the company’s first foray into synthetic rubber. The synthetic business grew significantly into the 90s.
2000

2000s

The company continued its successful run with acquisitions and hiring of experienced traders and management. The financial crisis of 2008 created its fair share of problems but weathered the storm to thrive, in line with the recovery from mid-2009 onwards.
2010

2010

The commodity trading group RCMA bought out Corrie, MacColl & Son and in 2016, the Corrie MacColl brand name ceased to exist.
2018

2018

Halcyon Agri completed the buyout for the polymer business of RCMA (Including established trading houses Wurfbain and Alan L Grant). The Corrie MacColl brand name was brought back to life.