$5 Million for Milk Processing Plant

Costa Rican Cooperative Dos Pinos and Panamanian Cooleche, will install a new plant in the Chiriquí Province, Panama.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The new plant will process quality milk at very high temperatures, allowing its conservation for a period of six to eight months.

Coopeleche president, Belisario Contreras, indicated that they are currently analyzing funding, and they expect the new plant to start operations in six months.

Contreras told newspaper Panamá América: "...this will allow people lacking electric power to maintain the product without refrigeration for several days".

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Costa Ricans Buy Dairy Plant in Nicaragua

June 2016

The transaction, which was carried out in 2015, was not announced at the time in Costa Rica, where high production costs have prompted several companies to move their operations to Nicaragua.

In 2015 the Costa Rican dairy producer Dos Pinos bought the industrial plant La Completa for an undisclosed amount. Dos Pinos is a cooperative network made up of more than 2,000 associated producers and workers.

$31 million Invested in Milk Drying Plant

November 2013

The Costa Rican dairy cooperative Dos Pinos has opened in San Carlos a drying plant to make milk powder with capacity to process up to 40,000 liters per hour.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that "the new building, with an area of ​​4,800 square meters of construction, forms an integral part of the distribution center built on the same property with a value of $5.2 million."

Costa Rican Investment in Nicaraguan Dairy

November 2013

The Dos Pinos Costa Rican dairy cooperative is negotiating the purchase of a plant in Nicaragua and is working on setting up another one in the Dominican Republic.

In an interview Nacion.com by Marvin Barquero with Rodolfo Barrantes, president of Dos Pinos, the official confirmed that the regional expansion strategy of the company is still moving forward.

Panama: Dairy Market Concentration Approved

May 2013

The Defence of Competition Authority has endorsed the sale of Planta Nevada to the Costa Rican company Dos Pinos.

From a press release issued by Cerveceria Nacional SA:

On Tuesday, May 7 ACODECO, The Defence of Competition (or Antitrust) Authority formally communicated through DNLC-Resolution # 012-13 OGC- the approval of the sale of Planta Nevada, producing milk, juices, and soft drinks, belonging to Refrescos Nacionales S.A. a subsidiary of Cervecería Nacional, to Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos R.L.

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