Calle Principal No.1, Villa Central, Barahona
809-524-4061 / 809-524-4023

Our Consorcio

About Us

Consorcio Azucarero Central (CAC) is a Company dedicated to the cultivation and production of sugar cane, the largest industry in the south region, including three provinces from the region: Barahona, Bahoruco and Independencia.

The company aims to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the region, in a responsible and sustainable manner, producing sugar with high quality standards.

The Ingenio Barahona is recognized as the most efficient sugar cane production per hectare in the Dominican Republic. Currently it has 8,800 hectares of cultivation of which the company works 8,400 and uses 400 as seedbeds. Around 650,000 tons of sugarcane are produced on these lands.

CAC’s greatest asset is its human capital. It is the largest employer in the southern region of Dominican Republic, with a workforce of 3,800 direct employees. Their employees receive all the benefits that are included in the Labor code of the Dominican Republic. They not only have benefits to their health, education and well-being, but also to their professional and technical training, scholarships and literacy programs.

CAC has been awarded in various occasions by national and international entities. The Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO) recognized it as the sugar company of the year. The International Labor Organization recognized CAC’s social work, as the first company in the southern region to eradicate child labor. Likewise, it was also recognized for its good practice in managing labor migration.

Additionally, the Dirección de Migración (Migration Directorate) valued the company as the first in the industry in compliance with the General Migration Law and its regulations, regarding the migratory regularization of all its Haitian employees who work in cane cutting.

Through its social branch, la Fundación Central Barahona, we work together with non-profit organizations, government entities, municipalities, community, and religious associations to improve the quality of life and promote the development of the towns near the company.

In the same way, we are allies of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to fulfill all the requirements of the environmental law.

At the Consorcio Azucarero Central (CAC) we are committed to our people, our communities, and our values.

Ethics Code

At the Consorcio Azucarero Central, we have distinguished ourselves for being a company attached to ethical values ​​and principles. To ensure that these principles are transmitted with integrity and that all people that have a relationship with our company may know them and consult them we have continually published an ethics code, where we establish in writing the guidelines that must guide the actions of all the collaborators, executives and directors of the organization.

Download our Ethics Code

Our History

1935
2018
1956
2020
1959
1966
1975
1997-1998
1999
2000
2002
1917
2011-2012
1922
2016

1935

The Barahona Company reaches a grind superior 500 thousand short tons, with a sugar production of more than 48 thousand metric tons.

2018

We innovated by creating our brand of packed sugar "Caña Linda", the first in the country brought to stores.

1956

The company becomes the property of the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina

2020

Como CAC alcanzamos una cifra histórica de 73,028 toneladas de azúcar producida, con una utilidad de 11.56%, convirtiéndonos en la empresa agroindustrial con el mejor rendimiento del país.

1959

Still in the hands of Trujillo, the Barahona Company grinds more than 949 thousand short tons, with a sugar production of 98 thousand metric tons. These figures turned out to be the highest in milling and production achieved by Barahona Company, thus consolidating its growth in the region.

1966

The State Sugar Council (CEA) is created, from which it begins to administer the twelve sugar mills, which, after the overthrow of Trujillo, became the heritage of the Dominican Republic.

1975

The Ingenio Barahona (Barahona sugar mill) achieves a historical record of milling and production, obtaining a milling of more than 1 million short tons, and a sugar production above 110 thousand metric tons.

1997-1998

For the first time, the Ingenio Barahona has no harvest, which is why the central government called for bids. Under the Public Companies Capitalization Law, and through the lease modality, the sugar mills under his tutelage were capitalized.

1999

The Ingenio Barahona is leased to the Consorcio Azucarero Central (CAC), made up of a Dominican-Franco-Canadian business group.

2000

The administration of the Consorcio Azucarero Central (CAC) is transferred to Dominican-Guatemalan investors

2002

To support various community support initiatives through sustainable projects, CAC creates its social branch The Fundación Central Barahona (Barahona Central Foundation)

1917

The North American company West India Sugar Finance with headquarters in Connecticut initiates the construction and installation of the sugar center known as Barahona Company.

2011-2012

Ingenio Barahona begins to recover its moments of splendor in production

1922

The first harvest starts with a small production, which has been growing every year.

2016

Until this date, it has been the only one of the capitalized and leased mills that has made all the harvests corresponding to each period.
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Business Philosophy

Mission

Produce the best sugar in the market, with international standards, entrenched in the quality of our lands and invaluable human talent.

Vision

Sustainably produce the sugar that the Dominican people prefer.

Values

At CAC we are:

  • UprightWe always act with transparency and a sense of commitment.
  • ServiceableWe focus on working with passion and listening to our customers, to provide them with high quality products and the best care.
  • EfficientWe maintain continuous improvements, optimizing all resources.
  • SolidaryWe constantly approach communities to support initiatives that guarantee their development and well-being.

Our People

We firmly believe in our staff as the engine that drives the organization. We bet on its constant growth and development in a multicultural environment.

We understand that multiculturalism enriches our organization and opens the doors to foreign talent.

We comply with the standards established by the International Labor Organization (OIT) and adhere to its Conventions, so we offer dignified and equitable treatment to our collaborators.

In a similar manner, we are committed to respecting the rights of children, therefore, we promote that children should study and when they are of age, work.

Employability Projects

Work with us

The company has labor policies that offer opportunities of growth for our employees. We have programs oriented towards education and training of our collaborators in areas related to their job or their future technical, professional, or human development.

You can contact us through our contact form or by sending your CV to vacantes@cac.com.do.

Apprenticeship Program

It is a program aimed at young people from the Southern Region, aged between 18 and 22 years old, which encourages technical training, through practice and theory in collaboration with INFOTEP.

The Apprentices Program has a first promotion with 14 young graduates in different areas.

Intern Engineers Program

In compliance with our commitment of sustainability, we developed the Intern Engineers program, which encourages putting into practice the knowledge they acquired during their graduation period.

It is directed at young graduates of various universities in the careers of industrial, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering, from any part of the country.

The Intern Engineers Program has a first promotion of 12 graduated engineers.

Caña Linda

In 2018, the Central Sugar Consortium (CAC) launched its Caña Linda brand, in its 1 pound family presentation, as well as in the now traditional 125 pound bags. This launch is the result of the company’s effort to bring sugar from our fields to the table of each Dominican family with the hygiene, quality and price it deserves.

Caña Linda is made from cane juice, planted in our cane fields, a solid product, crystallized, amber in color and totally soluble in water. It is used as a natural sweetener, in pastry shops, bakeries, in industrial processes and in the homes of Dominicans who prefer it.

Our product is distributed through a strategic commercial partner in all parts of the country, so you can find it in grocery stores, warehouses, and supermarkets.

Presentation 1 lb.
Presentation Bag 125 lb.