Our comercial system is focused on meeting the needs of consumers in the domestic and export markets. We are backed by an extensive knowledge on the market of corn, beans, chickpeas, wheat, and sorghum, among others.
Mercanta began operations in 1996 in the City of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico; Belongs to Grupo Ceres, a corporation founded in 1960 that integrates leading agribusiness companies in the Northwest of Mexico, which provides integral solutions to the agricultural services, logistics and financial sector with efficiency and global practices.We define ourselves as a Food Products Marketing Company in National and International Markets, offering the best of the Mexican Field.
Nos definimos como una empresa Comercializadora de Productos Alimenticios en Mercados Nacionales e Internacionales, ofreciendo lo mejor del Campo Mexicano.
Our portfolio is composed of the best grains of the Mexican Field, highlighting White Corn, hard Wheat, Beans, Chickpeas, Beans, Sorghum, among others; Complementing its work to the producer, conversion of products with quality suitable for human consumption, livestock and industrial, logistic services and storage.
Our product offering is constantly growing to meet the food needs of the market, seeking at all times to generate added value to the Productive Chain.
Market food products in national and international markets, meeting the needs of our clients with quality services, committed with the integral development of our staff, the well-being of society and the return on investment of our shareholder.
The Vision of the company is to become a national leader in the commercialization of food products, adding value to the producer-consumer chain. Serving the main markets like Government, Industrial, Wholesalers and Self-services.
On October 30, 2009, we received from the hands of the President of the Mexican Republic Felipe Calderón Hinojosa the National Export Prize 2009, granted by the Ministry of Economy, through the National Prize Foundation Of Exports, in the framework of the closing of the XVI Congress of the Council Mexican Foreign Trade Company (COMCE), with which it stimulates and distinguishes Mexican exporting companies of excellence.
We are a group of private companies focused primarily on agribusiness, serving since 1960 the diverse needs of farmers in the main agricultural markets of Mexico.
We have managed to consolidate ourselves as leaders in the agricultural, logistic and financial sectors, offering products and services with state-of-the-art technology for the benefit of our customers. We offer the highest quality through our companies, through the "Ceres Agrotecnología" program, which offers a comprehensive and efficient solution to the market requirements.
Our primary objective is to offer products and services of the highest quality through trained and specialized personnel in each area, committed to the market and the community. We have worked to achieve an efficient organization that generates value to the activity of our clients and more opportunities of Development to our team of collaboratorsMore information
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Scientific Name: Zea mays L.
Tariff Fraction: 07.13.20.01
Maize is the most important crop in Mexico. White grain corn is mainly used for the manufacture of traditional tortillas and tamales, but it can also obtain oil and supplies for the manufacture of varnishes, paints, artificial rubbers and soaps.
The corn that we commercialize nationally and internationally is of the state of Sinaloa, which stands out due to its great quality and that is a product that is not genetically modified, making it fit for human consumption.Show data sheet
|CONCEPT||% OF QUALITY OF BULK CORN||% OF QUALITY OF SIFTED AND PACKAGED CORN|
|Specific weight||74 kg/hl minimum||74 kg/hl minimum|
|Humidity||14% maximum||14% maximum|
|Impurities (foreign material)||2% maximum||1% maximum|
|Broken Grains (based on 100 grams)||3% maximum||1% maximum|
|Grains damaged by fungi||2% maximum||2% maximum|
|Grains damaged by heat and brown germ||2% maximum||2% maximum|
|Rotten grains||1% maximum||1% maximum|
|Insect damage||1% maximum||1% maximum|
|Other damages (germinated, frozen,immature, by rodent, etc.)||3% maximum||3% maximum|
|Total Sum of Damaged Grains||5% maximum||5% maximum|
|Health||Free of live insects and mouse excrement.||Free of live insects and mouse excrement.|
|Classification of White Corn||4% maximum grain of other colors.||4% maximum grain of other colors.|
|Aflatoxins||Up to 20 parts per trillion||Up to 20 parts per trillion|
Scientific Name: Sorghum Bicolor L.
Tariff Fraction: 10.07.90
Sorghum is a plant native of India and one of the main crops in Mexico. Most grain sorghum is used in the preparation of animal feed. Also sorghum flour is made, alone or in compound flours for the manufacture of cookies, alfajores and breads. In the extractive industry it is used mainly for the production of starch and glucose, in addition to obtaining three important solvents: alcohol, acetone and butanol.Show data sheet
|CONCEPT||% OF QUALITY|
|Specific weight||70.0 kg/hl minimum|
|Grains damaged by heat ( part of the total )||0.5% maximum|
|Grains damaged by heat ( total maximum )||5% maximum|
|Broken Grains||4.5% maximum|
|Total Broken Grain and Impurities||7% maximum|
|Sorghum with tannin||3% maximum|
|Insects||Free of live insects|
|Aflatoxins||20 parts per billion MAXIMUM|
Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Tariff Fraction: 07.13.33
In Mexico, bean is the most used garnish to accompany different foods. It is also an important source of protein, which is grown in almost all of the national territory. Bean sowing requires the farmer to prepare the soil with one or two dredge passes in order to undo lumps, match the soil to avoid waterlogging, and remove the soil to a depth of twenty to thirty centimeters. Sowing is done by hand or machine. The beans are deposited at a depth of two to four centimeters with sufficient moisture to ensure germination.Show data sheet
Scientific Name: Cicer arietinum L.
Tariff Fraction: 07.13.20.01
The origin of the chickpea crop is located in the southwest of Turkey. From there it spread very soon to Europe (especially the Mediterranean region) and later to Africa (mainly Ethiopia), America (especially Mexico,Argentina and Chile) and Australia. 40 species of chickpeas have been found to be spread from the Middle East, Turkey, Israel and Central Asia.Show data sheet
Scientific Name Common Wheat: Triticum aestivum
Tariff fraction Common wheat: 10.01.99.01
Scientific Name Trigo Durum: Triticum durum
Tariff fraction Durum wheat: 10.01.19.99
Since the beginning of civilization, wheat is one of the most important cereals in human food. In general it is not consumed directly; is used in the elaboration Especially in the baking industry, as well as in the manufacture of pastries, biscuits, beverages and even in the production of fuels. There are five varieties of wheat; Four of them can be used for bread making, the fifth is crystalline the type most use for pasta.
Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Tariff Fraction: 0713.33.02
The nutritional properties of all beans are similar to each other, the main difference between white beans and other types of beans is their ease of digestion.Many people who suffer from dyspepsia when eating beans tolerate white beans well, the reason is their skin, the main source of fiber of legumes, much more digestive in the case of white bean.Show data sheet
Scientific Name: Pepper dioica
Tariff Fraction : 09041100
The aromatic fruit of this plant is used as a condiment. Pepper is used in the preparation of pickles and sauces and for seasoning meats. The leaves contain essences that are used in the manufacture of cosmetics and perfumes, they are a source for the elaboration of eugenol and vanillin. Since its flavor combines with cinnamon, Clove and nutmeg in English-speaking countries is known as "allspice", which in Spanish means "todas las especias".Show data sheet
Scientific Name: Lens culinaris
Fraction Tariff: 07.13.40.01
It is mainly intended for human consumption. Of biblical antiqueness, lentil soup is a stew of high nutritional value, rich in protein, carbohydrates,Iron and fats.Show data sheet
We are specialists in the supply of grains nationally and internationally, satisfying the needs of our customers in volume, product presentation and delivery times.
The presence at National level has given us the necessary experience in Distribution and Logistics service through FFCC, ATPF and Cabotage.
Having the support of Grupo Ceres, we have a direct relationship with the entire grain origination process; from financing for inputs to the marketing and distribution of products.
At Mercanta as experienced merchandiser we respond to market needs promptly; we are specialists in the supply chain, being the logistics and distribution our main tools to deliver the products in time, form and quality.
Producers looking to market their crops in the national and international market have in Mercanta the strategic ally to achieve a successful distribution.
Mercanta reaches the market through the Institutional channels (Government), Industry, Self-service, Convenience Stores and Groceries.
It also participates in the supply chain of different companies that are looking for a strategic ally in the provision and supply of products with quality and standardized service.
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