The biography of Similiano García Cottone, a natural entrepreneur, can be found in my book “From Trapiche to Sugar Mill. The Adventure of a Family Business”. Ingenio La Unión, Fundación G&T Continental, printed in Guatemala, 2005, 301 pages. He was born in Guatemala City on June 5, 1932, and passed on Friday, January 20, 2023.
Joaquín, a Guatemalan invention to save lives
A first batch of mechanical ventilators will be donated to the public health system to fight against Covid-19.
Ingenio La Unión breast-feeding friendly company
Ingenio La Unión is the second breast-feeding friendly company in the country, certified by UNICEF, which promotes breast feeding as a right of working mothers during the nursing period.
We take pride in having “300 points” teachers
During a special ceremony held at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, 10 outstanding teachers and 2 principals received from representatives of Empresarios por la Educación (Business Owners for Education), the Ministry of Education, the judges,
Capacity building and civics education for children in the south coast
Over 500 children from different schools in the South Coast participated in a road safety education program launched jointly by PROVIAL, 3M, and the sugar cane growers in 2018
Transformation to change Guatemala
CentraRSE organized a forum in Escuintla, under the name TransformaRSE (transforming yourself). This encounter among leaders of different sectors allowed the discussion of the role of social actors in the Guatemalan context
An environment friendly and sustainable visit
On March 13th, 2019, Ingenio La Unión’s Energy Commercialization Manager organized a tour of the production plant facilities to showcase the different industrial activities that take place in sugar production
Cacif Honored Dr. García Noriega During The Congreso Nacional De Empresarios – National Entrepreneurs’ Congress
CACIF has positively contributed to the development of Guatemala, particularly in critical times. Without any doubt, behind its institutional strength there are courageous and honorable leaders.
Guatemalan ambassadors tour the fascinating world of sugar
As part of the Annual Seminar for Guatemalan Ambassadors, on April 5th , 44 diplomats and leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in a tour of the world of sugar in the South Coast.