The technological development, which has led to investments surpassing over USD$40M, motorizes the industrialization of the D.R dairy sector. Pasteurizadora Rica (Grupo Rica), Parmalat, Sigma (Sosúa), Induveca (Mercasid), Ladom, Nestlé Dominicana, Leche Fresca (*Fresh Milk) and other companies have invested great sums of money in technological development, which translates to products of greater quality, with the most cutting edge technologies.
Other companies such as Productos Peña (Bonao), Turey (located in la Cumbre, Bonao-Villa Altagracia), the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) (Engombe, Santo Domingo West); cheese factories San Juan (Nisibón, Higuey), and others located in the provinces of La Altagracia, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Monseñor Nouel (Turey, Lachapelle, Productos Peña), san Francisco de Macorís, Peravia, San Juan de la Maguana, Azua, Santiago Rodríguez, Monte Plata, Puerto Plata, the National District and other points located throughout the country, dedicate vast amounts of economic resources to produce their products with high-tech resources.
THE ICE CREAM INDUSTRY
The ice cream-producing factories use milk as raw material thus providing added value. These factories consume elevated quantities of milk, strengthening the national production.
THOUSANDS OF CAFETERIAS
Thousands of cafeterias nationwide use milk in the milkshakes and desserts sold to consumers.
At Piloto, on the Northwestern region; Santiago de los Caballeros, Baní, Hato Mayor, Higuey, Navarrete, Bonao and other places, where the pastry industry may cause positive impact, milk is industrialized. Located in Bonao, are the factories for Dulces Rodríguez Pena, Turey and others whom combine milk with sugar, and other local raw materials, which gives an even greater added value.
Same happens in Baní, the pastry capital, with milk industrialized by the Dulcería Las Marías, Tres Rosas (Three Roses), El Húngaro (The Hungarian) y tens of pastry shops that have been forced to invest in technologies, mixing milk with pineapple, orange, figs, and other Dominican fruit.
Cheese factories that function in Higuey, El Seibo, Puerto Plata, Hato Mayor, Santiago Rodríguez, Santo Domingo, Baní, Las Matas de Farfán, San Juan de la Maguana, Azua, Monte Plata, Bonao and other towns such as Laguna Salada (*Salt Lagoon, the Valverde province, there is a very high demand of milk as raw material for producing cheese.
Sigma, whom produces Sosúa products; Pasteurizadora Rica, INDUVECA, Leche Fresca (Fresh Milk), and other companies, produce excellent quality cheese.
Induveca is a company in the Food and Beverage portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.