UNIEXPORT was founded in 1992, with the main purpose
of capitalizing by unifying experience and knowledge of handling natural sesame seed, especially to export to Japanese market.
Since 1969 this partnership has contributed to enforce the Japanese market trough the select handling of varieties according
the use and taste of the final consumer. UNIEXPORT has the merit of being the company who gave birth to natural sesame seed
exports according to type and own characteristics of the varieties that are cultivated in Guatemala.
has been its counterpart in Japan. Itochu has identified the buyers who required food grade differentiated sesame that fulfills
certain standards of quality and purity.
The UNIEXPORT´S main operative site of is located in Retalhuleu. Retalhuleu
represents the best strategic place for acquisition of raw material. The cleaning and selection equipment is the best built
for the achieving of the purity standards that buyers require, guaranteeing the suitable handling that do not damage the seed.
UNIEXPORT logs the different steps that take place on a sesame shipment, from the planting of the seed, post harvest
handling, storage, cleaning, fumigations and delivery (Traceability Plan). All of this assures that the acquired product fulfills
the requirements the buyer demands.
UNIEXPORT has developed supervised plantations by specialists to preserve the
genetic traits of the varieties that the market likes. That is how Uniexoport can obtain certified seed and also develop training
programs for the correct use of fertilizer and integrated handling of plagues under the agricultural production for human
feeding norms (EPA Standards).
UNIEXPORT has extended their operations to Nicaragua, Paraguay and Bolivia due to internal
market reasons and with the purpose of satisfying the globalize market demands. Uniexport has established strategic alliances
with local companies who have accepted the technological transference and the fulfillment of Uniexport´s procedures and norms.
This allows us the way to offer sesame to those origins.