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Latest news from Cono Group

May 13th, 2022

Cono Group holds a great multimodal cargo demonstration with new machinery at the Estacion Obispo Trejo

Cono Group, the leader company in chickpeas exportation, held an event at the Obispo Trejo train station, which was attended by the company's governing body: Messrs. Andres and Thomas Braun, along with managers and employees from all areas. Also present were the Obispo Trejo's mayor, Silbia Mansilla, as well as the municipal and provincial authorities of Córdoba, customers, suppliers, exporters, and the general public.

April 18th, 2022

Cono Group encourages and helps its employees to finish their elementary and secondary studies

For employees to prosper and fulfill themselves in all spheres, Cono Group launched a program so that employees from the plant can complete their elementary and secondary studies.

April 4, 2022

After two years of pandemic, Cono Group relaunches guided tours for students

Starting in April, we welcome groups of students interested in touring the facilities of our processing plant located in Chalacea, Córdoba.

January 3, 2022

Obispo Trejo Logistics Hub project

Since mid-2020 we have been developing in the city of Obispo Trejo, Córdoba a Logistics Hub with rail shipments, which connects Córdoba with the port of Zarate and the rest of the world.

November 2, 2021

New BRC Global Standard food safety certification

We are proud to announce that we have achieved the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certification. For the sixth consecutive year we have renewed our commitment, and this year Cono Group has achieved AA grade in BRC food safety.

September 22, 2021

UN Global Compact Communication on Progress Report

Cono Group has taken great strides in developing a fully sustainable business model while at the same time meeting key UN Global Impact goals over the past twelve months. Progress in key areas is published in the group’s first sustainability report, released this week. The Communication on Progress (COP) report follows the company’s commitment in 2020 to support the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

August 18, 2021

New Code of Conduct for Cono Group

Cono Group is pleased to announce a new Code of Conduct that sets out how the company and employees are to conduct themselves individually and as a business in an ethical way.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Award and recognition for Cono Group under the GAP program.

Cono Group is proud and delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of the winners of the 2020 Provincial Program of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Francisco Balestrini, CEO of Cono Group, attended the award ceremony.

March 9, 2021

Back on track after 50 years!

Cono initiative revives the fortunes of forgotten branch line.

A provincial branch line in the center of Argentina that was out of service since the 1970s is playing a key role in transporting Cono Group pulses to customers around the world –and underlines the company’s commitment to sustainability.  

October 1, 2020

Cono Group appoints Francisco Balestrini as its new CEO

The Board of Directors of Cono has named Francisco Balestrini as its new CEO. Francisco Balestrini takes on his new role on 2 November 2020, succeeding Pablo Marziotte.

October 1, 2020

New corporate identity and website

We thought it was time for a change, so we’ve given our website a makeover and the Cono logo a facelift. It’s not simply change for change’s sake, however. Our business has evolved over the past four decades, but especially in the last few years. In that time, we’ve greatly expanded our product range and our service offerings to clients in Argentina and in the 50 countries where we do business. We wanted the website and logo to reflect the modern identity of the company and our new market presence.

October 1, 2020

Supporting our local community during COVID-19

Cono has been working with nonprofit organisations in Argentina to help address food shortages and health and safety needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far this year, we’ve donated more than 1 million food rations, including chickpeas, beans and corn to alleviate food shortages in Cordoba and Buenos Aires and help support vulnerable children and their families. 

October 1, 2020

Future of soil is in our hands

At Cono, preserving our natural resources is essential, which is why the production of our crops is always geared towards sustainability. We want to ensure our soil stays healthy and fertile in the long term so managing soil carbon levels is particularly important.