The company has been a source of employment for the inhabitants of Santa Ana, contributing to the economic support of their families.
Bemisal, a Salvadoran company, leader in the manufacture and export of multilayer paper sacks, commercial bags, and flexible packaging, received the Cafeto award from the Santa Ana branch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry on February 28.
The award symbolizes the highest honorary distinction with which this institution publicly rewards the work carried out by companies in favor of the economic and social development of Santa Ana.
“On behalf of Bemisal, I receive this award with great pride and I want to thank our entire team of collaborators since thanks to constant training we have a first-class operational culture that allows us to follow up on each of the industrial safety standards. In fact, in September 2018, our Metapán plant celebrated 10 years with no lost-time accidents,” said Francisco Quiñónez, president of Bemisal.
Contribution to the economy
Bemisal is a Salvadoran company with a track record of more than 50 years in the market. It began operations in Santa Ana with approximately 14 employees; it currently generates more than 200 direct jobs. The company has an annual production capacity of more than 120 million industrial bags and many millions more small bags, sheets, and other products for the booming fast-food industry.
Bemisal and its human capital manufacture this entire range of products in a 15,800-square-meter industrial facility. Its two plants are located in Santa Ana and Metapán.
To date, Bemisal’s regular export destinations are the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Peru, and Central America. This area represents more than 60% of its sales.
“We have a very specialized product and we have earned the reputation, reliability and consistency of quality,” reiterated the president of Bemisal.
Recognition. Francisco Quiñónez, president of Bemisal, received the Cafeto award on February 28.
Corporate Social Responsibility
The company recently completed a project for the complete renovation of the lighting and decoration of the Santa Lucía park in Santa Ana, in order to promote healthy recreation for young people and the community in general.
The company also supports the education of young people through the EDUBECAS program, developed by FEPADE; to date, more than 50 scholarships have been sponsored for low-income students to help them with their primary education.