Cargill in Central America yesterday announced that it has combined its operations with Corporacion Pipasa, which is a leading poultry and meat processor in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and is now a part of Cargill. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pipasa produces beef, pork, chicken and turkey products in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The company has five processing plants, four animal feed facilities and 12 distribution centers. Pipasa also is a leader in the region in feed for cattle, aquaculture, poultry, pork, horses and household pets. Its key brands are Pipasa for poultry, Tiquicia for cold cuts, and as can for pet food.
The combination with Pipasa will be an important addition to Cargill's existing retail-branded business in Central America that processes and distributes chilled and frozen poultry and luncheon meats to large and small food retailers throughout Central America. Cargill also distributes processed cheeses and French fries.
Cargill processes poultry in Honduras and Nicaragua, and has processed-meat operations in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras. Cargill's recognized local brands include: Pollo Norteno and Delicia in Honduras; Tip Top, Delicia and Cinta Azul and Cainsa in Nicaragua; Perry and Premier in Guatemala, and Cinta Azul in Costa Rica.