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COSTA RICA

Grupo ACI S.A.

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

UNITED STATES

RainForest Aquaculture, inc. 5200 Blue Lagoon Drive,

Suite 750, Miami, FL 33126

Phone (786) 522-8420

 

contact@tilapia.com

COMPANY PROFILE

 

After the construction of a large irrigation canal system in the province of Guanacaste in the 1980’s, the Costa Rican government encouraged the development of new alternatives to traditional livestock production. The favorable climate conditions in this area and the opportunity to integrate water usage with local agriculture, together with the proximity to the United States market, allowed Rain Forest Aquaculture to sustainably develop a tilapia production company employs more than 1180 people in Costa Rica and the US.

 

Ninety percent of Rain Forest tilapia production fresh fillets- is exported to the Unites States, representing 25% of the North American market share.

 

The Costa Rican tilapia market is also significant, and consumes 10% of Rain Forest Aquaculture’s production. In addition Rain Forest Aquaculture is expanding its sales into Europe.

 

MISSION AND WORK PHILOSOPHY

 

Our mission is to provide safe and nutritious tilapia products that meet the highest standards of our customers.

 

Rain Forest Aquaculture’s core values are:

 

• We work together as a team

• We work with passion

• We stand behind our word

• We work with zero waste

• We are fair in our work and business relations.

HISTORY

 

Aquacorporación Internacional SA (ACI) pioneered the farming and processing of tilapia in Costa Rica beginning in 1986. Rain Forest Aquaculture, Inc. was created in 1991 to coordinate the sale and distribution of ACI tilapia products primarily within the USA, but also Europe.

 

Following a period of growth and expansion during the nineties, Empresas AquaChile S.A., a leading producer and global exporter of salmon and trout based in Chile, acquired a majority interest of the company in 2005.

 

This move further strengthened the management and technical capabilities of the company and consolidated Rain Forest.  Rain Forest Aquaculture is a major seafood supplier in the United States. Rain Forest Aquaculture tilapia is available fresh and frozen worldwide supplying the retail, food service and seafood distributors sectors of the marketplace.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman

Carlos Enrique Gonzalez

Director

Humberto Fischer Llop

 

Director

Ricardo Castro

 

Director

Mario Puchi Acuña

 

Director

Anton Felmer

  • MANAGERIAL STAFF

    COSTA RICA

     

    Orlando Delgado

    CEO

     

    José Manuel Soto

    Production Manager

     

    Max Fernández

    Plant Manager

     

    Eddy Salazar

    Human Resources Manager

     

    Luis Guillermo Vásque

    Finance Manager

     

    Ileana Nuñez

    Quality Control Head

     

    Marlene Pérez

    Exports

    UNITED STATES

     

    Vicente de la Cruz

    CEO

     

    Freddy Olcese

    CFO

     

    Ignacio Samacoitz

    Sales

     

    Alvaro Toro

    Sales

     

    Cecilia Rosen

    Sales

     

    Gaudy Lara

    Sales & Logistics

     

    Carolina San Martín

    Customer Service

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RELATED COMPANIES

 

Rain Forest Aquaculture is composed of four Costa Rican based companies involved in the production and export of tilapia products and fishmeal.

 

Aqua Corporación Internacional S.A.

 • ACI: production farm

 • Pelón de la Bajura: production farm

 

Terrapez S.A: processing, export.

 

Rain Forest Aquaculture, Inc: Distribution

 

ACI Fish Meal Plant