WHO WE ARE
A leading company in yerba mate and rice production, manufacturing products which combine high quality standards based on the skills and professionalism of its people.
La Cachuera is an Argentine company devoted to the fractioning and packaging of agricultural food with more than seventy years of experience.
The company was created by Juan Szychowski, a Polish immigrant, who along with his family settled down at the Colonia de Apostoles by the 1900.
We are a centennial company that bets daily on the country, supplying and developing top-quality products, making the dream of its founder come true; we are a large company working for the development of our country.
Our mission is focused on four main pillars: our products quality; human capital, technological innovation and satisfaction of our customers’ needs.
Amanda offers high-quality products, which comply with all set standards, and in order to perform a permanent control and improvement of such products, there is a laboratory as well as professionals devoted to maintain our product levels.
In order to achieve growth and a better development of our activities, we encourage permanent professionalism, growth, and improvement at the different areas part of our company.
Ongoing technologic innovation and integration in search of increasing production volumes to meet any demanding markets.
Full commitment towards consumers, by producing differential quality products.
Meeting our customers’ needs in a timely, flexible, and efficient way.
To become the leading company in yerba mate and rice, with products offering high quality standards, based on our people’s skill and professionalism.
- To control all manufacturing processes
- To comply with any agreed upon delivery terms
- To learn about and meet consumers’ needs
- To establish loyalty bonds with them
- To train our staff on a permanent basis to be able to adjust to changes
- To position our company within a globalized world
Our facilities are emplaced near Apóstoles city, Misiones Province, Argentina.
At the yerba mate fields of Amanda Group located on the premises La Negrita and Santa María, the ecological balance is a constant concern. Therefore, the use of agrochemicals is almost inexistent and if used, they are closely controlled. Organic fertilizers are often used. On the spaces between the lines of yerba mate crops, several types of pastures and oil seeds which will be then incorporated to the soil as green fertilizers, are sown. The pest control on the yerba mate is carried out with insecticides of low toxicity and only in the event of a significant economic damage, it is fumigated exclusively over the infested plants, preventing in such way the effect over the whole lot.
In places which are not suitable for yerba mate plantation, eucalyptus and pine trees are planted instead, as well as some autochthonous tree species such as cañafístula, lapacho and cedar.
Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNAM), has carried out some surveys about the microfauna of Grupo Amanda’s yerba plantations, finding out a remarkable balance in relation to its composition. At the establishment called La Negrita, there are two reserves where different kinds of animal species live together, such as capybaras, red deers and stags. In the waterways of both reserves, several fish species were introduced, such as pacus, dorados, breams and carps.