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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)

Vision and Inspiration

President´s Message


Contributing to the social development of the country, "sowing and harvesting quality human resource" and "making dreams come true" as an inspiration and policy


Shirosawa

For over 45 years, Shirosawa Company has been processing and exporting products harvested from small farmers 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 needs of the country, growing human resource and hopefully making also dreams come true.

Toshikazu Shirosawa

Founder and Chairman
Shirosawa Company - CEO

Evolution

Company History


History of Shirosawa Company

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 has 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 processing 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 headquarter 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 seafood

1984

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."
1984
Awarded the 8th Export International Award "VIII Trofeo Internacional a la Exportación" to "Shirosawa Company" in Lima in Peru
1984

1986

Construction of a 10-story building called "Galeria Conquistador" for sale and leasing of retail stores in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
1986

1987

Cultivation test of small-grain soybeans

1988

Started production of the corn puff snack "YES YES"
1988

1989

First export of soybeans

1991

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

Started selling confectionery peanut snack "KAMPAI"
1991
Celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary at the Shirosawa Company Limpio factory with government and local officials, local and international special invited guests, 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 the cultivation of sesame seeds with small farmers, offering various meetings and seminars with technical support opportunity
1993
Initial export of white sesame seeds to Japan took place. Paraguay positioned itself as a sesame exporting country

1995

Started manufacturing and retailing of potato chips snack "PLAF"
1995

1996

Started manufacturing and retailing of confectionery corn puff snack "FRUTI FRUTI"
1996 Fruti Fruti
Started exporting black sesame and whitish sesame seeds
1996 Restaurant Acuarela Chile
Established "Acuarela Chile S.A." in Santiago and started a restaurant buffet business

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 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

2003

Shirosawa Company 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 Exporting Excellency - Innovative Agriculture Production Award to Shirosawa Company
REDIEX Premio Nacional a la Competitividad Exportadora 2008

2011

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

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 Toshikazu Shirosawa

2015

Start exporting confectionery peanut snack
2015

2016

Capital of 600 billion Guarani