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Company NameShirosawa Company S.A.I.C.

IndustryHarvest, Processing and Export of Food Ingredients (raw materials), grains

Snack Manufacturing

Cattle Ranch - Animal Husbandry

Real Estate

Import of Document Solution Equipment and Technical Support (Kyocera)

Founder and CEOToshikazu Shirosawa

Capital55 billion Guarani (in conversion US$10 million)

Established onMarch 1971 (48 years)

Number of Employees210 people

Group companiesAGROPECUARIA CHACO GUAZU S.A. (live-stock/cattle)

AGRO INDUSTRIAL YGUAZU S.A. - AGINY (corn grits)

Founder and CEO

President´s Message


Contributing to the social developments of the country, and taking "growth of quality human resource" and "making dreams come true".


Shirosawa

For over 45 years, Shirosawa Company has been processing and exporting products harvested from small farmes and local producers in South America, mainly in Paraguay, to the World.

Always conscious about the environment, working with passion to accomplish a dream to provide healthy food to the world while improving the social need of the country, growing human resource and hopefully making also dreams come true.

Toshikazu Shirosawa


Managing Director and CEO
Shirosawa Company S.A.I.C.

Evolution

Company History


History of Shirosawa Company S.A.I.C.

Shirosawa Company was founded in Paraguay with the idea of Toshikazu Shirosawa in 1971 under the idea that "people create jobs and work grows people", it is over 45 years. In addition, Shirosawa Company has contributed to the poverty eradication project by contributing to the economic improvement of rural areas by producing non-traditional crops with small farmers from the time of establishment.

1971

Founded by Shirosawa Shoko, "Shirosawa Company S.A.I.C." commences operations in Paraguay.

Investment at starting of operation: 50 million Guarani.

1975

Establishment of peanut process plant.

Opened "PRINT CENTER S.R.L.", specialized in printing machines and office related equipment.

1979

Establishment of a new peanut process plant in the city of Limpio
1979

1980

Start exporting soybeans

1981

Construction of headquarters building in the capital city Asuncion.
1981

1983

Established office in Santiago, Chile under the name "SHIROSAWA Y CIA. LTDA."

Exporting frozen foods, fruit and vegetables, and marine products

1984

Bought the land of "25 Legua" and "Para todo" region of the Chaco region. Purchased 40,000 Ha of land in the Pozo Hondo area, and entered the livestock industry in earnest as "Tropical Products Company S.R.L."
1984
Awarded the 8th Export International Award "VIII Trofeo Internacional a la Exportación" to "Shirosawa Company S.A.I.C." in Lima in Peru
1984

1986

Construction of a 10-story building called "Galeria Conquistador" for the purpose of selling and renting stores in CIudad del Este, Paraguay.
1986

1987

Test cultivation of small-grain soybeans

1988

Started production of "YES YES" brand of confectionery snack
1988

1989

Food grain soybean first export

1991

Establishment of "Agrobusiness Chile S.A." in Santiago, Chile

Started selling snack confection "KAMPAI"
1991
Holding a 20th anniversary commemorative festival at the Shirosawa Company Limpio factory by inviting government officials, special invited guests, overseas guests, local officials, etc.

1992

Shirosawa Company receives recognition for the development of non-traditional export products from the Paraguay Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Commerce & Industry

1993

Started spreading cultivation of sesame seeds to small farmers. Discussion of small farmers collected in various places.
1993
Initial export of white sesame seeds to Japan took place, and Paraguay began publicizing itself as a sesame exporter

1995

Started production and sale of fried potato snacks with "PLAF" stocks
1995

1996

Started production and sale of confectionery corn snack with "FRUTI FRUTI" stocks
1996 Fruti Fruti
Started exporting black sesame and gold sesame seeds
1996 Restaurant Acuarela Chile
Established "Acuarela Chile S.A." in Santiago and started the restaurant project

1997

Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry awards merit service prize to Shirosawa Company as an overseas resident company that contributed to the economy of developing countries.

1999

Governor of Hokkaido Governor announced Governor's Achievement Award to President Shuichi Shirosawa as contributing to the construction project of "Hamanas Exchange Center" which is a place of cultural exchange between Paraguay and Hokkaido

2003

Shirosawa Shoko received recognition from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Paraguay for contributing to the export of non-traditional crops.

2006

Capital increase of 5 billion Guarani

2008

Paraguay Ministry of Commerce and Industry Investment Export Network (REDIEX) awards excellent Shanghai Export Company Award to Shirosawa Company
REDIEX Premio Nacional a la Competitividad Exportadora 2008

2011

Shirosawa Company celebrated its 40th anniversary, planning a grand memorial event, but in order to support victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake discontinued the memorial festival and donated the full budget (100,000 dollars) of the event to the afflicted area.

2013

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs grants the "Minister of Foreign Affairs Award" for the development of economic exchanges between Paraguay & Japan and poverty eradication to President Shuichiro Shirosawa.

2015

Start exporting bean confectionery
2015

2016

Capital of 600 billion Guarani