Multi-Inversiones: 89 years of Experience in the Americas, Asia and Europe

Interview with Dionisio Gutierrez, president of Multi-Inversiones, a six-division holding and one of whose flagship companies is Pollo Campero.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"We urgently need to get the Central American community to be a single economic bloc, with the same currency and passport, so that the world will see us as a region of unified countries, which will open doors for us to investment and economic growth." This is, according to Dionisio Gutierrez, one of three key strategies that Central America should address to reach the level of development it deserves.

In an exclusive interview for Revista Summa, the entrepreneur added: "We are poorer than twenty years ago and if we do not make the changes we need, we will be talking about the same subject in twenty more." He also made reference to the responsibilities of the region’s entrepreneurs and the projects that Multi-Inversiones holding company has in order to grow and diversify. China, Portugal and Spain are targeted.

The full article is in the April 2009 edition of Revista Summa.

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Pollo Campero Opens at Disney World

December 2010

With a $ 5 million investment the Guatemalan fast food chain Pollo Campero opened their restaurant at Disney.

The new restaurant, number 51 in the U.S., is located in Downtown Disney and serves about 24.000 guests a week.

Luis Lima, in his article in El periodico, reported statements from Jose Gutierrez, co-president of Corporacion Multi-Inversiones, "The opening of this restaurant at Disney is the result of a 4-year effort."

Investment in commercial centers in Guatemala stopped

January 2009

Due to the crisis Inmobiliaria MultiProyetos has decided to stop the construction of four commercial centers that were scheduled to begin this year.

Ricardo Gonzalez Diaz-Duran, executive president of the firm which belongs to MultiInversiones Corporation, explained to "The projects already have the required space and the design and feasibility plans, but we have decided to wait until the economy is reactivated and for local commercial chains to increase their demand for commercial spaces before we begin the construction phase."

Pollo Campero cuts back investment in Guatemala and El Salvador

June 2008

Juan José Gutiérrez, president of Pollo Campero, says current conditions in Guatemala and El Salvador are worrisome.

"We had budgeted 50 million dollars for investment in 2008, with 90 percent of it going to Guatemala and El Salvador," Gutiérrez said. "However, two weeks ago we decided to reduce that by more than half and invest the money in the United States."

Guatemala: Campero signs alliance agreement with Spanish firm

May 2008

The Spanish multi-national Eat Out and Pollo Campero signed an agreement on April 29 to form an alliance to expand the operations of both companies in Central America and Spain.

The companies created a new corporation, whose name was not revealed, in which Eat Out is the majority shareholder. Eat Out belongs to Grupo Agrolimen and Pollo Campero is part of the Guatemalan multi-national Multi Inversiones.

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