Who We Are
Coopertiva Agricola Integral Magdalena R.L. is a cooperative, formed and owned by growers from Magdalena Milpas Altas and its neighborhoods towns, dedicated to produce, pack and export fresh vegetables. Our facility is located in the town of Magdalena Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez, at only 37km from Guatemala City and 10 minutes from La Antigua Guatemala.
Produce, pack and export fresh vegetables with the best quality, complying with international and national standards and regulations.
Being a leader cooperative in the export of fresh vegetables.
In 1979 a young agronomy student from the university of San Carlos de Guatemala, chose Magdalena Milpas Altas, town state of Sacatepéquez, to do his final Supervised Professional Practice in products from the area that included radishes, beets, carrots and cabbage.
After completing his career and now as an agricultural engineer, the student came back to Magdalena Milpas Altas, with a dream to help the community of small farmers that sold all their products in the local market. He presented the idea of creating a cooperative and with the support of 24 small farmers he finally founded, in September 4th, 1981, “Cooperativa Agrícola Integral Magdalena R.L.” and where able to build the first cellar used to receive all the product.
Established, Cooperativa Agrícola Integral Magdalena R.L. started growing Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts for the company ALCOSA (Hanover Brand Company) and reinvesting 50% of the profits refrigerate the cellar. With the increase of sales, the cooperative started distributing profits and social help to community.
In 1984 the Cooperative acquired a bank loan to start the construction of the warehouse. This construction was concluded in 1986 with the support of 48 associates that helped with their workforce, same year, French Beans, Peas and Squashes were added as a rotated as rotation crop to guarantee the associates more production during the year.
In 1987 the first shipment of Peas and French Beans was exported to the United States, ensuring our grown as a company until this day. Today, Cooperativa Agrícola Integral Magdalena R.L. more than 100 associates more than 150 employees, different vegetables products and a packing facility with an 80% refrigerated area (15,000 ft2).