Our mission is to provide quality soybeans and unparalleled customer service in the global market while respecting our customers, our employees, our partners and our community.
Produce the best quality soy
In 1987, Ceresco set out fully determined to conquer the world. At the time, company management knew perfectly well that producing the best quality soy was crucial to establishing close relations with clients and meet all their needs.
To entice Asian and European clients, Ceresco and its partners invested much time and effort to create new Identity Preserved soybean varieties adapted to the eating habits of their target populations.
Building on progress achieved in genetic selection, Ceresco created varieties with specific characteristics:
- Disease resistant
- Protein content between 40% and 52%
- Rich in oil and sugar
- Grain size: very small (< 5.5 mm) to very large (> 7 to 14 mm)
Ceresco has now established its own research and development centre in Saint-Urbain-Premier, in Québec (Canada). Not only does the company benefit from self-sufficiency in this regard, but it also benefits from state-of-the-art equipment.
A number of genetic crossings are currently being developed by Ceresco to offer new soybean varieties for human consumption that are cultivated in perfectly Non-GMO fields.
The company was involved mainly in seed processing operations (oat, barley, soy, etc.).
The company made major investments in its head office for projects including building silos and warehouses and installing a second conditioning line. By acquiring the commercial rights of the Colibri variety of Natto soybeans, the company took the lead in exports of soybean intended for human consumption. Then the company started exporting more soybeans. At that same time, Mr. Rémi Gripon retired for a well-deserved rest.
Through the involvement of its research and development service, the company cooperated on new technological innovation projects.
From then on, the company operated under the entity SG Ceresco Inc. In Roman mythology, Ceres is the goddess of agriculture, harvest and fertility.
The Japanese office was incorporated. Ceresco Marketing Inc. officially became a SG Ceresco subsidiary.
The company changes hands and is sold to a group of Quebec shareholders. This allows the company to continue its development in the local and international market.