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1980

In 1983, Magdalena Sugar Mill was bought; a mill that initially had been a honey producer for rum and in 1976 was converted into a sugar mill with an installed capacity to grind up to 2000 short tons daily.

One year after the purchase, with the installation of four of the mills of a tandem bought from Central Guánica in Puerto Rico, the installed capacity of the mill was extended to 3,500 MT daily which allowed it to reach a production of 18,200 MT of sugar during the harvest period of 1983-1984.

At the end of the decade of the 80's, its daily milling capacity reached 5,500 MT. Supplying the production with sugarcane from the expanded plantation and buying sugarcane from the private suppliers in the area.

 

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1990

During the decade of the 90's, Magdalena completed the installation of mills 5 and 6 from the Guánica tandem, adding third and fourth masses, installing a second tandem, reaching a daily grinding capacity of 20,000 MT at the end of the decade.

They innovated the cutting and hoisting system, expanding its plantations, and thus led a growthin sugar production in the country.

In this period, three of the housing modules for the cane cutters were also built, the Meristems laboratory was created for the production of sugarcane seed and they began their participation in the electrical market, with a cogeneration with bagasse and 53 MW of installed capacity, investing in a more comprehensive program of cogeneration than that of 12.5 MW with which it started.

 

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2000

In the decade of the 2000s, the industrial area expanded its milling capacity with the installation of a third tandem of mills with a daily 9,200 MT capacity. With this installation, Magdalena became the first mill in the region to have 3 tandem mills in the same production center, with a strong component of state of the art technology that allows making their milling more efficient.

The capacity was increased to cut, hoist and transport with 100 sugarcane hauling trucks and 4 mechanical harvesters.

It started with an entomopathogenic production program used for the biological control of specific pests, which affect sugarcane, with a production capacity of 45,000 doses per season from March to October that constituted a milestone for the company.

In 2001, manufacturing services were created, with a production capacity of 120,000 liters of alcohol daily. The success of this product allowed us to start with the export of alcohol, carefully assisting the customer requirements and market trends in 2002.

In 2007, the Assembly of a new distillery with a daily production capacity of 300,000 liters of hydrated ethyl alcohol was started. Currently, our distilleries have a combined daily production capacity of 420 thousand liters and 26.95 million liters of storage in plants and 34 million liters at the shipping terminals.

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2010

From the 2010 production to date, a sugar refinery was expanded and the construction of the largest dome in the region with a capacity of 75 thousand MT to store refined sugar was completed.

Three power generation plants were inaugurated, one with capacity of 62.4 MW and the other two of 61.5 MW.

The capacity to drag cane, was consolidated with the acquisition of 30 custom-made truck heads, capable of towing up to 5 cages at the same time on internal roads, consolidating the delivery logistics of plantation cane to the factory.

Three new housing complexes were built, one for technicians in the neighborhood and two for cane cutters, a third storage warehouse for finished product as well as the company's new general offices.

The production of Magdalena has been rated 100% in compliance with the FSSC systems (Food Safety System Certification) at the factory; ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 and OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001 in MagAlcoholes.

Timeline

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  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2010