SuKarne is already present in Nicaragua. In the presence of Nicaraguan President Comandante Daniel Ortega Saavedra, accompaied by Jesus Vizacarra Calderon, chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Viz / SuKarne, the facilities of Unidad Industrial de Ganaderia Integral Nicaragua, S.A. (GINSA) were inaugurated today in Sukarne´s first investment i livestock outside Mexico. In the first large-scale, intensive cattler fattering enterprise in Nicaragua.
Also in the attendance were Mexico´s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Nutrition. Francisco Javier Mayorga Castañeda; Mexico´s ambassador to Nicaragua, Raul Lopez Lira; Doctor Everardo Gonzalez, Coordinator General of Livestock, as well as federal deputies Oscar Lara, Alfredo Villegas and Rolando Zubia.
In this initial phase, SuKarne´s investment includes ten feed storage centers strategically located for direct feeding of livestock and as part of its infrastructure, it will be equipped with fattering corrals for a permanent inventory of 50 thousand head of cattle.
Grupo Viz / SuKarne´s investment in GINSA of US $ 100 million includes a slaughterhouse and boning plant that will operate under the same strict quality standards as all its plants in Mexico do, guaranteeing food safety and products hermlessness.
Jesus Vizcarra explained that "this project has been financed from its initials phases by the world´s largest livestock bank. Rabobank of Holland in collaboration with the Corporation Latinoamericana de Desarrollo de Agronegocios (LAAD) and for its future growth it has already secured additional pre-authorized lines of credit from the Inter-American Development Bank and the Mexican bank. Inbursa".
Vizcarra Calderon, who emphasized the contribution of Mexican Investment in the development and growth of Nicaragua´s livestock sector, noted that "today we visualize for the next ten years a vigorous resurgense of Nicaraguan Livestock activity." and expressed the commitment that 2we will make every effort to help get it started." together with the Nicaraguans.
He underscored the importance of genetic improvement of the national herd, getting better revenues for cattle growers, strengthening the productive chain, fostering production of grains and fodder and contributing to job creation.
"Mexico and Nicaragua are bound together by brotherhood and friendship between our two peoples," added Calderon, "because we have so much in common, such as the importance which our economies assign to the food production chain, and the fact taht both nations have been working on comprehensive livestock development to improve the lives of rural producers."
In this regard, local news report state that Nicaraguan government circles it has been divulged that this enterprise constitutes the largest investment ever made in the country´s livestock sector; that it has thus become one country´s largest employers creating one thousand deirect jobs in Nicaragua, and it is also estimated that 20,000 local cattle farmers will benefit by having a local purchaser while participating in an extensive program of grain and fodder production.
Calderon also affirmed that SuKarne is a solid company corning from very humble beginning that thanks to unswerving effort has grown without ceasing; and that this year it will have nearly US $ 2 billion in billing; that "we are one of the main producers of animal protein in Maxico, and we exprot to more than 10 countries, consolidating our position as leaders of the beef production chain and with a growing share of the pork and chicken markets".
SuKarne founded more than 40 yesrs ago, is now one of the largest companies in Mexico, and one of the most outstanding in the production and sale of animal protein at the global level. At present, the companies of Jesus Vizcarra Calderon (Grupo Viz / SuKarne and Agrovizion), generates more than 6,000 direct jobs, reaching some 40 thousand customers, and have operations with companies in 18 countries, while their productive chain includes more than 80,000 agriculture and livestock suppliers, In addition to being the biggest producers, importer and seller in Mexico, at the same time SuKarne accounts for 76% of all meat exports coming from Mexico, and is the main provider of self-service stores.