Trafigura Beeher BV is a multinational commodity trading company based out of Switzerland. However, it is a Dutch organisation with the registered office at Amsterdam. The company was founded in 1933 and deals primarily in basic metals, energy and oil. Trafigura has 167 offices in 58 countries and ranks as the World's Third Largest Private Oil and Metal Trader. The company was established in 1993 by six partners, Claude Dauphin, Eric De Turcheim, Graham Sharp, Mark Crandall and Daniel Posen. Of the six founding partners, only Dauphin retains the executive position as the Chairman and CEO.
At the time of its establishment, Trafigura's business focused on three regions of South America, Eastern Europe and Africa. However, the company has come a long way and expanded globally. Trafigura has offices in six continents while its global activities are managed regionally in the offices located in Buenos Aires, Geneva, Houston, Johannesburg, Lima, Shanghai, Stamford and Singapore.
The company's turnover has been consistent right from the year of its establishment. In 1196, the player acquired a minor interest in an Argentina-based oil business named Puma Energy. Similarly, in 1998, the company acquired the Condestable mine in Peru. In 2000, it completely acquired Puma Energy.