CMI celebrates 85 years of milling history

CMI celebrates 85 years of milling history

September 03 2021

Within the framework of 100 years of good stories to tell, Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI) celebrates 85 years of milling history, that started the industrial activities of the Corporation. 

These operations of the CMI Foods Group focus on the development of value chains for wheat, corn and balanced feed for animals. 

It all started in 1936, when a visionary Don Juan Bautista Gutiérrez, yearning for a better future for his family, the community and Guatemala, opened the first mill of the Corporation. With hard work and a vision of the future, CMI Foods now has flour mills and processing plants for balanced animal feed in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. 

“This leadership is the result of teamwork, constant effort and the dedication of each one of our associates. We believe in this region, and we are committed to feeding the world to fill it with wellbeing”, José Gregorio Baquero, CEO of CMI Foods stated.

With well recognized operations such as Molinos Modernos, Fhacasa and Harisa, the business unit of CMI Foods has more than 2,600 associates throughout the region and a varied portfolio of hard, semi-hard, soft flours and industrial premixes. The unit has 60 brands, among them Virgen de Covadonga, El Sol, Espiga, Flora, Fhacasa, Bollo Fino, Panadero, Del Comal and Premezclas. In the area of animal feed, the products that the company markets are manufactured by Aliansa, and include VitaLechero, Aliengorde, Sangre Real and Fontana among others.

With the purpose of promoting undertakings and job creation, CMI Foods has supported more than 60,000 start-ups in the countries where it operates, by providing them tools and knowledge to build businesses related to wheat and corn flours through programs of CEDECAP (Centro de Capacitación Especializado y Desarrollo en Panadería y Pastelería), its Development and Training Center.

Likewise, as part of the Company’s commitment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CMI Foods has engaged in significant efforts to reduce greenhouse effect gases (GEG) throughout its value chains. Important here are the solar panels used in production plants, neutral carbon certifications and recognitions awarded the company for the use of renewable energies. 

“Today we celebrate these first 85 years. We evolve, undertake new projects and businesses, working hard and without giving up, together with our employees, clients, and partners. We are excited to continue to offer solutions to our clients, all which are learning experiences and allow us to grow together”, said, in closing, Daniel Maldonado, Director General of Flours.