|Company Name||Shirosawa Company S.A.I.C.|
|Industry||Harvest, Processing and Export of Food Ingredients (raw materials), grains|
Cattle Ranch - Animal Husbandry
Import of Document Solution Equipment and Technical Support (Kyocera)
|Founder and CEO||Toshikazu Shirosawa|
|Capital||60 billion Guarani (in conversion US$9 million)|
|Established on||March 1971 (51 years)|
|Number of Employees||130 people|
|Group companies||AGROPECUARIA CHACO GUAZU S.A. (live-stock/cattle)|
AGRO INDUSTRIAL YGUAZU S.A. - AGINY (corn grits)
Vision and Inspiration
Contributing to the social development of the country, "sowing and harvesting quality human resource" and "making dreams come true" as an inspiration and policy
History of Shirosawa Company
Founded by Shirosawa Shoko, "Shirosawa Company S.A.I.C." commences operations in Paraguay
Investment at starting of operation: 50 million Guarani
Establishment of peanut processing plant
Opened "PRINT CENTER S.R.L.", specialized in printing machines and office related equipment
Establishment of a new peanut process plant in the city of Limpio
Start exporting soybeans
Construction of headquarter building in the capital city Asuncion
Established office in Santiago Chile, under the name "SHIROSAWA Y CIA. LTDA."
Exporting frozen foods, fruit and vegetables, and seafood
In the Chaco region, acquired the lands of "25 Legua" and "Para todo".
Purchased 40,000 Ha of land in the Pozo Hondo area for cattle - livestock industry and registered under "Tropical Products Company S.R.L."
Awarded the 8th Export International Award "VIII Trofeo Internacional a la Exportación" to "Shirosawa Company" in Lima in Peru
Construction of a 10-story building called "Galeria Conquistador" for sale and leasing of retail stores in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Cultivation test of small-grain soybeans
Started production of the corn puff snack "YES YES"
First export of soybeans
Establishment of "Agrobusiness Chile S.A." in Santiago, Chile
Started selling confectionery peanut snack "KAMPAI"
Celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary at the Shirosawa Company Limpio factory with government and local officials, local and international special invited guests, etc
Shirosawa Company receives recognition for the development of non-traditional export products from the Paraguay Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Started the cultivation of sesame seeds with small farmers, offering various meetings and seminars with technical support opportunity
Initial export of white sesame seeds to Japan took place. Paraguay positioned itself as a sesame exporting country
Started manufacturing and retailing of potato chips snack "PLAF"
Started manufacturing and retailing of confectionery corn puff snack "FRUTI FRUTI"
Started exporting black sesame and whitish sesame seeds
Established "Acuarela Chile S.A." in Santiago and started a restaurant buffet business
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
Governor of Hokkaido announced Governor's Achievement Award to President Toshikazu Shirosawa for contributing to the construction of the project "Hamanasu Exchange Center" which is a place of cultural exchange between Paraguay and Hokkaido
Shirosawa Company received recognition from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Paraguay for contributing to the export of non-traditional crops
Capital increase of 5 billion Guarani
Paraguay Ministry of Commerce and Industry Investment Export Network (REDIEX) awards Exporting Excellency - Innovative Agriculture Production Award to Shirosawa Company
Shirosawa Company celebrated its 40th anniversary. The planned celebration event was discontinued, instead the full budget (100,000 dollars) were donated to support the afflicted areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
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 Toshikazu Shirosawa
Start exporting confectionery peanut snack
Capital of 600 billion Guarani