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Mexico’s Procesa Starts Tuna Exports To The USA Mexico, May 22, 13

The Governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco Coello, led the celebration of the first tuna product to be exported to the US market from the processing plant Specialized Food Processing (Procesa), in the Industrial Park of Puerto Chiapas, after Chiapas got the green light.
The project for Procesa was launched by entrepeneurs Alejandro Chaljub and Mauricio Pariente in 2002, in the most southern tip of Mexico, along the Pacific coast, close to the border with Guatamala.

Mauricio Pariente and Alejandro Chaljub

During the event, also the allocation of more than MXN 150 million (USD 12.1 million) in loans to entrepreneurs and traders was announced. This measure is part of the state’s plan to boost the business sector and increase productivity, and also to create more employment in this region.

Governor Velasco, said about Procesa:“This is an example of a successful company from Chiapas and I am very pleased to be able to witness the success that you have and to reiterate the commitment to support you at all times within our possibilities, so that this great company becomes more and more consolidated each day.”

The governor expressed his congratulations to the Procesa workforce for their efforts in enabling the company to become increasingly competitive. Procesa started operations in 2006, and for each direct job produced by the company, another five indirect jobs are generated.
“Today I celebrate that this company is conquering international markets with products that are 100 per cent from Chiapas,” the official highlighted.
Procesa’s co-founder, Rodrigo Lopez Martin, said the company was investing MXN 104 million (USD 8.4 million) this year to strengthen the operational infrastructure and export tuna to the US market. This amount is part of a MXN 220 million global investment during a two-year period.