With its new North American headquarters, Cargill is focusing on inspiring the future of protein. The state-of-the-art building was created to retain and recruit top talent and immerse customers in innovative culinary and food sensory experiences. Designed for collaboration and growth, the headquarters connects Cargill's 800 Wichita-based employees with 28,000 additional colleagues across North America and more than three dozen protein production facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
"We want to help make Wichita the Silicon Valley of protein, bringing together the best minds, innovation and technology in the industry," says Cargill protein president, Brian Sikes.
Solutions sourced from employees guided the design of the headquarters, allowing for lounging areas and flexible workspaces with easy access to shopping and culinary experiences in the city's Old Town District.
The headquarters has the capacity to accommodate 950 employees and has an immersive technology conference room that enables employees to collaborate easier and faster wtih their colleagues in global locations. Additionally, it has a sensory center that allows Cargill and its customers to conduct product research, focus groups and product testing.
"Our customers rely on us to bring insights to the table and anticipate what consumers need and want," says 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."