AGEXPORT INTERVIEW WITH Ing. PACHECO ON THE OCCASION OF THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF ENLASA
February 18th, 2020
Export entrepreneurship: the company dedicated to increasing agricultural productivity
Grupo Enlasa started as a startup in a neighborhood of Guatemala City in 2000. Today it is a consolidated company as one of the main exporters of products dedicated to increasing agricultural productivity with a commercial presence in 15 countries.
Its founder, José Antonio Pacheco, was born in a rural area of Totonicapán – the Guatemalan highlands -. Over the years, he obtained a scholarship to study agronomy at EARTH University in Costa Rica, an experience that changed his life.
He learned, of course, about everything related to agriculture, but with a vision oriented to business development. Hence, he decided to start with his wife, whom he met at university, and to start in Guatemala to export to clients and contacts he made in Costa Rica.
Its wide portfolio of products was created to take care of different crops in each of its phases, most of them primarily organic in origin.
Among his solutions for agriculture, he draws attention to sunscreens for plants, developed by Pacheco himself.
Grupo Enlasa has ISO 9001: 2015 certification and also with the Rainforest Alliance, it is also in the final process to become certified as a carbon neutral company. Obtained the highest export award in 2012 as Exporter of the Year by AGEXPORT.
In the middle of 2020, what started as an enterprise, is now an exporter of fertilizers and agricultural solutions based on innovation and technology that reaches markets such as the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.