Grupo Calvo is seeking new markets this year, with the goal of being a more internationally competitive company. Among the new countries it addresses are the UK, Russia, China, Germany, Vietnam and Belgium.
The plant in El Salvador is a key point for fishing and product distribution for the company. Located in La Union, the plant packs the tuna it receives and exports its products to Central America. Its average level of production is around 1.5 million cans of tuna per day.
Boris Quintanilla, country director for Grupo Calvo, explained in an interview with a local newspaper, El Diario de Hoy, that the company exports 1,500 containers of products per year. This represents between 70 and 80 per cent of all factory production, while the rest is sold in the Salvadoran market.