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New Cargill Protein Headquarters Opens Door to the Future

New Cargill Protein Headquarters Opens Door to the Future

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Cargill is primed and ready to focus on the future of protein with its new headquarters. The $70 million, state-of-the-art building will be the home of the company’s North American protein operations. Acting as a destination to retain and recruit top talent in the protein biz, the new HQ will focus on immersing consumers in innovative culinary and food sensory experiences. It will connect Cargill’s current 800 Wichita-based employees with 28,000 additional colleagues across North America, in addition to more than three dozen protein production facilities in the United States and Canada.

Brian Sikes, Group President North American Protein, Cargill“We want to help make Wichita the Silicon Valley of protein, bringing together the best minds, innovation, and technology in the industry,” said Cargill Protein President Brian Sikes, in a press release.

The design of the 188,000-square-foot building includes outdoor Wi-Fi lounges, game tables, grills and a firepit, and flexible workspaces with easy access to shopping and culinary experiences in Wichita’s Old Town district.

Cargill is opening its doors to the new $70 million, state-of-the-art building, which will be the home of its North American protein operations

The press release noted the following additional benefits to the space:

  • · An immersive technology conference room that enables employees to collaborate easier and faster with their colleagues in global locations from Buenos Aires to Geneva to Shanghai
  • ·A presentation kitchen to connect customers and visitors to food solutions and inspired culinary innovation
  • · A sensory center that allows Cargill and its customers to conduct product research, focus groups, and product testing
  • ·Dedicated areas to explore sustainability across the protein supply chain
  • ·Capacity to accommodate 950 employees

“Our customers rely on us to bring insights to the table and anticipate what consumers need and want,” continued Sikes. “This building, along with our existing Cargill Innovation Center, creates a destination for customers to tap into our expertise and experience the future of protein.”

Will this new HQ be the Google campus of meats? Deli Market News will keep its eyes open for any updates.