1980

The beginning of our history; we plant the first seeds with the incorporation of C. I. Banacol S. A.

1983

We brand our fruits; we make them unique; we initiate the sale of our Banacol branded products in the U.S.A.

1986

We expand our frontiers; now our fruits are also grown in Costa Rica.

Because we want the best quality fruit to be protected, we opened our Plastics Factory.

1987

To ensure our fruit complete protection and to maintain its quality, we acquire 50% of the cardboard factory, Corrugados del Darien in Uraba.

Because the progress and wellbeing of the communities where we operate is part of our development, we create the Fundacion Social Banacol-Corbanacol.

1988

We continue to give identity to our products throughout the World: We initiate sales of our Banacol branded fruit in Europe.

1989

The Diversity of products is part of our growth process; now we plant pineapple crops in Costa Rica.

1995

The arrival of our products to port destinations is a basic part of our process; we concentrate this activity in Eddystone port for our US operation.

2001

Pineapple gold becomes one of our leading products and we begin direct sales. The Venecia brand is born.

2004

With the purchase in Colombia of approximately 5,000 hectares of banana plantations, we strengthen the volume of production to offer the world more and improved quality products.

2005

We have been growing for 25 years and have acquired an excellent reputation in the countries where we are active and have a market position.

2007

Since the safety of our exports is of vital importance, we work to have a BASC certified logistic operation and became the first and only company in Uraba to be certified under this procedure.

2010

– Sardinal packing plant starts its pineapple operations, located in the Central Pacific in Costa Rica.

– Arrival of Banacol’s 1,000 shipment to Eddystone port, which represents twenty years of continued presence in the Northeast market.

– This is our 30th anniversary. We are a renovated company facing new challenges and preparing to harvest new fruits that will offer wellbeing to all our stakeholders.

 

2011

Corporate traceability model implemented and adjusted to World Standard GS1 for the logistic operation in Colombia, Costa Rica and the U.S.

2012

C-TPAT certification Level 3 obtained.

 

2013

As of January 2013, all of Banacol’s productive and logistics activity in Colombia is concentrated in Urabá.

 

2014

Banacol sells its banana and pineapple farms from Costa Rica to Dole, its biggest ally.

 

2015

As of January 2015, Banacol begins a new market strategy, with the FOB sale, to Dole, of the largest volume of its fruit.

 

2017

As part of the banana guild, Banacol becomes a participant in Puerto Antioquia.