Across many different markets and industries, we work every day to help the world thrive.
We work alongside farmers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, governments, and other organizations to fulfill our purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Together, we create efficiencies, develop innovations, and help communities thrive.
Cargill in Central America
Cargill has been operating in Central America since 1969 with two primary businesses: poultry and meats and animal nutrition. We bring consumers a wide range of fresh and frozen poultry products right to their neighborhood grocery or convenience store. We sell under some of the most widely recognized, trusted brands in the countries where we operate. With a presence in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia, Cargill employs a team of more than 15,000 employees in the region.
Our History in Central America
2017. Cargill announces new acquisition of Colombian poultry brand Pollo Bucanero.
2015. Cargill announces a $20 million new feed plant to be constructed in Guatemala, and inaugurates a $50 million meats distribution and storage center in Nicaragua.
2014. In May, Cargill announces the opening of the Cargill Business Services center in Heredia, Costa Rica, which will provide high quality and efficient services that are trusted by the business and support Cargill´s promise to help our stakeholders thrive.
2011. Cargill and "Pipasa” join forces in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to create a solid business group leader in animal and human nutrition committed with the production and commercialization of high quality products that delight our customers and consumers.
2001. Cargill acquires “Purina Guatemala,” a globally recognized leader in animal Nutrition, with prestigious well-known brands like Purina and Nutrena.
2000. Cargill acquires “Tip Top Industrial”, a Nicaraguan poultry business.
1978. Over the next 25 years, Cargill grows its poultry and processed meats businesses by investing in several companies in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua, beginning with the acquisition of “Productos Norteños” in Honduras.
1969. Cargill enters Central America by acquiring a major interest in “Alimentos Concentrados Nacionales,” (ALCON in Honduras) a more than 50 years’ experience company that offers quality, service and differentiated value to the nutrition of different animal species.
Corporate Annual Report
Our Corporate Annual Report combines our financial and corporate responsibility performance in a manner that reflects our intersecting focus on purpose and profitability. (English)
Explore more than 150 years of Cargill history in this interactive timeline.