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

Corn and cotton was traded by Edgar Corrie & Company, newly established brokers in London. Sons and grandsons passed down the legacy.
1888

1888

The first member of the MacColl family, Archiblad MacColl joined the business 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

Spices, corpra and rubber originating from South-east Asia were added to the portfolio of traded commodities. The business prospered through 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.
1960

1960s

Rubber became Corrie, MacColl & Son’s most precious commodity. Maurice McLeod Symington became Chairman of the London Rubber Trade Association and was awarded an O.B.E for his services.
1970

1970s

Corrie, MacColl & Son celebrated its 200th anniversary. In 1986, Corrie MacColl & Son represented Firestone Synthetic Rubber Co in Europe, thus leading the company’s first foray into synthetic rubber – an area seeing significant growth into the 90s.
2000

2000s

Acquisitions and hiring of experienced traders and management continued. 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

Following its acquisition by commodity trading group RCMA 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.
Subscribe to our Updates

Copyright © 2019. Corrie MacColl. All Rights Reserved. Halcyon Agri