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Cargill Uses Kong to Create Unified API Platform Across Legacy and Cloud Native


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Cargill Case Study

For over 150 years, Cargill has been on a mission to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cargill combines extensive supply chain experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers across more than 125 countries. One of the largest private companies operating today, Cargill employs over 150 thousand people worldwide and handles logistics for over 33 percent of the world’s food supply.

As an industry leader, Cargill has always recognized that enabling rapid innovation is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. However, Cargill’s legacy IT systems were slowing its ability to create new digital products and services to address the evolving needs of its customers and partners. In response to these new digital imperatives, Cargill began the process of transforming its internal suite of APIs to be more dynamic, thereby enabling consumption across the entire company.


  • Increased demand for digital experiences
  • Development friction from siloed legacy IT systems
  • Difficulty maximizing resource efficiency


  • Kong-powered platform exposing APIs for new digital products
  • Unified developer experience across legacy and cloud native systems
  • Horizontal and vertical scaling with Kong and Kubernetes


  • Up to 65x faster deployment with automated validations
  • 450+ new digital services created in the past six months
  • Dynamic infrastructure that auto-scales up and down with demand

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