Ingenio Palo Gordo
Palo Gordo mill, formerly a farm of approximately 1,895.67 acres located in Guatemala, Central America, near the town of San Antonio, department of Suchitepéquez. In 1929, it was bought by the Central American Plantations Corporation -CAPCO-.
During Harvest: over 5,100 direct jobs
No-harvest: more than 3,600 direct jobs.
- Raw sugar
- Standar sugar
- Brown sugar
- Electricity from sugarcane bagasse
Did You Know?
Our school has over 70 years of existence, owning a piece of carved stone from the Mayan culture with influence from the Olmeca culture, dated from the third century AD; it reflects a prince playing ball (sacred activity at the time).
The name of “Palo Gordo” has its origins in the colonial Era, when the Ceiba trees were called “big trunks”; precisely within the Ingenio Palo Gordo there are two emblematic trees.
Ingenio Palo Gordo was established 80 years ago.