History of Pronaca

We started with a dream and since then we have committed ourselves to feeding you well, being innovators and making history.

Historic Milestones

Discover the most important moments in the history of Pronaca and how we have been pioneering in our industry for more than 60 years.

Timeline

2018
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1957

1957

INDIA is founded, the pioneer Company of the group, dedicated to the import and distribution of farming and textile industry products.

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1958

1958

La Estancia farm in Puembo began the commercial production of eggs and the sale of imported baby hens.

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1965

1965

INCA, The National Incubator Corporation, was created. This was the first Enterprise in Ecuador to have a technological incubation process. In August of that year, the first national chickens were born and the import of One Day Chickens ended.

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1974

1974

INDAVES is created with the objective of producing eggs for commercial purposes.

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1975

1975

The “Granada” poultry farm is installed in Puembo, where the first fattening chickens are produced.

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1979

1979
  • Procesadora Nacional de Aves changes its name to Procesadora Nacional de Aves C.A., PRONACA
  • Semillas Nacionales C.A., SENACA is created and the research, development and production of corn and rice seeds start.
  • Production and commercialization of balanced feed starts in Puembo.
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1980’s

1980’s
  • Work with poultry integrators starts supporting future business growth.
  • “Avandina” is created, the first chicken farm located in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas.
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1990’s

  • Diversification of other foods starts with the creation of Comestibles Nacionales C.A., COMNACA, which produces jams under the GUSTADINA Brand.
  • INAEXPO is created for the production of hearts of palm. Currently this is the biggest export company of this product around the world.
  • PRONACA starts breeding pork.
  • Operations in Bucay start with breeding farms, incubators and a poultry processing plant.
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1997

“San Luis Foundation” is created with the purpose of offering quality education to the rural areas of Bucay and Valle Hermoso and offer nutritional feeding to people from vulnerable areas in Ecuador through social action institutions.

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1999

PRONACA becomes Procesadora Nacional de Alimentos C.A.

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2000

  • Sale of packaged rice starts under the GUSTADINA brand.
  • The hearts of palm business expands with production and sale in Brazil. INACERES is created (joint venture of INAEXPO with the Brazilian Company, AGROCERES).
  • PRONACA builds an industrial complex in Duran, Guayas where its third plant for balanced feed and a rice processing facility are located.
  • Artichoke cultivation begins, replicating the export model used for hearts of palm.
  • International sale and production of MR. COOK products begin, with production and sale in Colombia.
September 3

2007

We celebrate our 50th anniversary and consolidate our purpose: “Feed people well, generating development within the farming sector”

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2009

PRONACA opens a New Distribution Center in the city of Guayaquil

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2012

“San Luis Foundation” receives the support of Pronaca, increasing its food aid service, reaching more people in vulnerable situations across the country.

September 3

2017

  • “Corporacion Multi Inversiones” and the Bakker family sign a contract for the purchase of the stock package of a group of investors of the company. Pronaca together with CMI maintain the corporate philosophy, a future vision and trust in Ecuador.
  • We reach our 60th anniversary in the country, feeding people well and generating development within the farming sector.

And we´re going for more!