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OURHISTORY

1970

IMMIGRANTS

During the 1970s the first immigrants arrive from southern Brazil to the departments of Alto Paraná, Itapúa and Canindeyú. They are mainly engaged in growing mint, corn and beans.

1980

HOME OF SOYBEANS

In this time period begins the cultivation of soybeans. In consequence of this a process of mechanization is initiated in the agricultural sector, which generates a considerable increase in the production of this and other grains.

 

THE UNION

With this increase in production, there are structural and operational problems (transport, storage, energy, etc.), which would represent a need to unite and join forces to keep growing an economically productive community.

1981

PINDO IS BORN

In a meeting held in early 1981 presided by Mr. Gregory Beckhauser, a pre-cooperative committee is formed. And on August 25th of the same year, the cooperative society is founded and is later renamed the Pindo Agricultural Production Cooperative.

1985

FIRST STEPS

The cooperative takes its first steps towards development by associating with FECOPROD on July 25th, 1985 to present the production results of 1982, ‘83 and ‘84.

 

BEGINNING

In this same year of 1985, member Antonio Carrer donates a 12 acre plot of land in Santo Domingo for installations of the cooperative. With a definite location the first building is constructed.

1988

CONTINUOUS NEW PARTNERS

Thanks to many new partners, which results in an increase in cultivated areas, an infrastructure capable of receiving and marketing production is built. For this was built a deposit of producer goods, a 7000 ton grain silo buffer, receiving hoppers, dryers, a seed laboratory and a 70 ton scale.

1989

FIRST GRAINS PROCESSED

This year grain starts to come in, wheat being the first cereal processed. During the first semester a mark of 31,000 tons of grain is received, including soybeans, corn and wheat.

1990

FIRST EXTENSION

The decision to increase the static capacity of silos is born as a result of the increased number of partners. Two metal tubes with a capacity of 3,400 tons each is built.

1991

GRAIN EXPORT

The cooperative is associates with the chamber of Paraguayan exporters CAPECO, and the first exports of soybeans commence.

1992

TECHNOLOGY

Thanks to a significant investment of technology in crops 37,000 tons of grain is received in the silos of the cooperative, including soybeans, corn, wheat and sunflower.

1993

EXPANSION

Construction of six metal silos with a capacity of 1,600 tons each is done; making that static capacity reaches 29,000 tons.

1993

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE

62 acres of land is purchased, intended for reforestation.

1994

EDUCATION AND RECREATION

36 acres is acquired. This is where the school Santa Cecilia, employee home and the AFAP is located.

1995

EXPANSION

To cater to the increasing production of grain, six more silos are built with a capacity of 2,500 tons each.

 

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE CENTER

The cooperative becomes part of the national cooperative center “UNICOOP LTD”

1996

EXPANSION

Two 2,500 ton concrete silos are constructed; two more 70 ton electronic scales are implemented.

1997

BETTER LOAD FLOW CAPACITY

A new benchmark is overcome in year 1997, when Pindo becomes the Cooperative with the best load flow capacity, making it possible to receive up to 6,000 tons per day.

1998

EXPERTISE

The cooperative invests in agricultural technical assistance and field days, always looking for the best technologies available on the market.

1999

ENVIRONMENTAL

Area of reforestation is expanded, the dairy committee is started.

2000

PINDO LIVESTOCK FEED

A livestock feed plant is built with a capacity to produce 2,500 kg per hour.

2001

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC

On February 23rd a 34,200 ft² warehouse is opened, and a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the cooperative with the presence of President Luis González Macchi.

2002

EXPANSION

The grain silo is expanded to 45,000 tons capacity, totaling 136,000 tons of storage capacity and 128,000 tons production capacity.

2003

SEEDBANK

A seedbank plant is opened with a capacity of 3,500 tons.

2005

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

The cooperative acquires an area of 111 acres for reforestation, also starts the LIVING WATER project to recover and preserve the water resources of the region.

2007

GRAINS COLLECTION EXPANSION

To comply with the intake of grain, construction has started on 10 cylindrical concrete module silos with total capacity of 36,000 tons, equipped with the latest machinery.
We have expanded the physical space of the Central Office to provide partners and customers quickness in the services provided.

2009

LIVESTOCK FEED FACTORY EXPANSION

A shed expansion for livestock feed is built, processing silos and soybean elevators pit with an extruder are added.

2009

CORN MILL

Construction of the industrial Corn Mill. Daily production capacity is of 62.4 tons of semolina and 8 tons of flour. There are 6 concrete silos for in taking raw materials and another 3 to store the final product. The plant is equipped with a laboratory to perform quality control analysis in processed product.

2010

ECOP

Begins operations in January 2010 as a fuel distributor, through the alliance of 25 Paraguayan cooperatives, of which Pindo is the 4th largest shareholder and the first cooperative to open a service station named ECOP. ECOP currently has 50 service stations located in production areas

2010

AMAMBAY SILO

Acquisition of a complete infrastructure in the town of Amambay, it is the first branch of Pindo Cooperative, including all machinery and equipment, tools and buildings for grain intake.

2011

ACICSA

The investment project ACICSA was born in April and is dedicated to swine raising activities. Signed in conjunction with UNICOOP and 5 cooperatives, it has the support of the Uruguayan firm Catelan SA, to develop the Delta Hybrid genetics program for building Production Units Matrices (UPM) and Piglet Production Units (UPL).

2012

BANCOP

It is a cooperatively owned bank, but with universal management. Founded in 2012 and in its first year of operation already has 4 branches in the country. The institution consists of 27 agricultural production cooperatives, of which Pindo is the 5th largest shareholder.

2012

ISO 9001

In the year 2012, the seed branch certified its quality management system under regulation ISO 9001, the goal reached was of “Production, Beneficiation and Marketing of Soybean and Wheat seeds with and without treatment.

2012

WEATHER STATION

Since March 2012, through the efforts of the FECOPROD, Pindo Cooperative LTD is running the project entitled “Monitoring system and agro meteorological forecasts of the cooperatives in Paraguay”.
The aim of the venture is to design and implement a system for managing climate risk.

2012

ACICSA INAGURATION

Opening on August 8, 2012, in the neighborhood of Sapiré, district of San Cristóbal, the first branch of the Project ACICSA where the Swine Production Matrixes (UPM) will be developed counting with a construction area of approximately 80,530 ft².

2014

Expansion of the Commercial Technical Department SGC with scope...

Technical Assistance to commercial fields , as well as the sale of inputs.


COOPERATIVE PINDO LTD

SEMBRANDO CALIDAD - COSECHANDO RESULTADOS!


We are an agricultural production cooperative, and we specifically dedicate ourselves to produce and process grains like soy, corn, wheat and canola.

Our mission is to combine efforts, disseminate technologies and quality of life in economic and social areas.

Over 630  ACTIVE PARTNERS

The Pindo Cooperative now has more than 630 associated farmers, in this way we provide work to more than 200 staff.

123,552   ACRES

With over the 630 partners today we have reached the mark of 123,552 acres sown, reaching a total of 359,000 tons of grain processed per year.

PINDO BRANDS

The Pindo Cooperative has an industrial section, which produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry, under the brand name of Balanceados Pindo.

In our Seedbank we offer several varieties of soybean and wheat seeds under the brand name Semillas Pindo.

In our mill we make Grits to add in beer production. And the product line under the brand Pindo Alimentos is currently introducing corn flour called Tía Maíza.

PINDO Alimentos      Harina Tia Maiza | PINDO Alimentos        Semillas PINDO

     Balanceados PINDO           ISO 9001

OUR MISSION

To work together, to spread technologies and to improve
quality of life, economically and socially.

OUR VISION

Being a reliable cooperative that drives the associated members. Conquer the customer
and the community by the quality of what we produce and the service provided.


LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION 2012

- Milk: 902,273 US gallons
- Swine: 9,368 finished units

SEED PRODUCTION 2012

- Wheat: 4,000 tons
- Soy: 2,160 tons


SOCIAL PROJECTS

The commitment to community and people is part of Pindo Cooperative policy; our purpose is to keep partners and the public involved through educational, cultural and training programs.

JUCOOPI

Pindo’s cooperative for young people is the youth committee whose overall objective is to strengthen the knowledge and personality of young people by integrating the practice of co-operative values and principles.

SECOOPI

The women’s committee of SECOOPI is a body established to achieve a greater role of women in society and consequently the personal development of women themselves, in order to promote and train women at different levels of decision.

EDUCATION

INTEGRATION AND COOPERATION

Our purpose is to achieve that cooperative members are knowledgeable and trained as producers to meet their technical requirements. Formed as cooperative members in the social, moral and cultural aspects, in order to convey to their communities by example and experience their principles and values.

SCHOOL SANTA CECILLA

TEACHING VALUES
FORMING WINNERS!

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The education of our youth is a key factor and a commitment to society, the Cooperative counts with the Santa Cecilia private school that goes from pre-school to ninth grade elementary school and Agricultural Technical Baccalaureate in Science and Literature high school for young people throughout the community.

CLUB A.F.A.P.

ATHLETIC OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION OF PINDO

We have ample space structured lounge, barbecue areas , soccer court, volleyball court, boccia and swimming pool, all used for recreational purposes.