About Us

History

Cia. Iguaçu was founded on June 22nd, 1967, by local groups of coffee growers led by the Miyamoto, Hoffig and Ferreira de Castro families and it occupies an area of 121,000m 2, in the city of Cornélio Procópio, Paraná State.

The plant was officially inaugurated on July 17th, 1971, therefore beginning its production and marketing activities.

The early 70´s was known as the era of the “Economic Miracle”, when the country experienced strong industrial growth, attracting foreign investments from several countries, especially Japan.

Thus, in 1972, the Marubeni Corporation, a trading company based in Japan, which has already been operating in Brazil since 1955, initially held a 35% share of the Company capital, which greatly helped to consolidate the position of our company in the international market. In 1977, Cia. Iguaçu went on to be amongst the top 100 exporters in Brazil, accounting for 12.2% of the total exports of instant coffee.

In 2002 Cia. Iguaçu made its first industrial investment in a foreign country, through its subsidiary Panfoods Co. Ltd., of London, England, building a coffee roasting and instant coffee packaging unit in Romania, the Panfoods Romania SRL where it sells its product under the brand name – “AMIGO”, occupying a prominent position in that market.

In 2009 a biomass boiler was inaugurated, an important step towards sustainability, with a significant contribution to environmental preservation by reducing the effects of global warming. With the new boiler, Cia. Iguaçu became capable of providing 85% of the energy needed to fuel its industrial facilities.

In 2010, the second freeze drying tunnel was inaugurated at the factory in Cornélio Procópio – PR, which allowed the expansion of the production capacity of freeze dried instant coffee.

Today, Cia. Iguaçu is among the three largest exporting instant coffee companies in Brazil.

Mission

Offer customers coffee and other related products and services based on our resources and synergy, respecting them and meeting their wishes with ethics and excellence, pursuing continued and balanced growth as a company, abiding by the Compliance Manual, laws, and social responsibility towards shareholders, employees, customers, and society.

Values

  • Commitment
  • Reliability
  • Ethics
  • Excellence
  • Responsibility