Central Azucarera de La Carlota, Inc. traces its history to 1916 when it was estrablished by the Elizalde and Ynchausti families at Hacienda Esperanza in La Carlota, Negros Occidental at the south base of Mt. Kanlaon.
Prior to its establishment, there were already two sugar mills operating in the vicinity : Sta. Teresita and Kanlaon Mills. In 1920, CACI absorbed Sta. Teresita and Kanlaon and began its operations for crop year 1920-21.
Starting with two crushers and nine rolls, CACI expanded in 1925 to three mills. After WWII, it added another three mills in line with its philosophy of growth.
Expansion and modernization continued in the 70's with the installation of the Farrel Mill which increased milling capacity to about 10,000 tons cane per day, enabling CAC to become one of the biggest raw sugar mills in the Far East.
In 1995, Central Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP) under the Roxas Group took over the management of CACI, with substantial investments spent to rehabilitate and improve the mills, boilers, process house and other facilities. CADP is a leading sugar manufacturere with integrated manufacturing operations in Nasugbo, Batangas.
The improvements included the installation of shredder to increase capacity and sugar extraction, continuous vaccum pan, continuous vertical crystallizer and centrifugal equipment to improve boiling house recovery and the upgrading of laboratory facilities to enchance accuracy of sugar analysis and accounting and pollution control facilities.
The initiative resulted in higher milling efficiency and manufacturing recoveries which eventually led to the all-time high production of almost 3.4 milling Lkg bags in Crop Year 2002-2003. As a forward-looking and socially responsible corporation, CACI is gearing for the future with renewed commitment and hope.
CACI is part of and a 100 percent owned coporation of the CADP Group Corporation, a publicly listed sugar investment and management company.
CADP Group was a merget of leaders in the sugar industry - Central Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP) and the former Central Azucarera de La Carlota. The holding company was formed as a result of the corporate reorganization of its parent company, Roxas Holdings, Inc., which aimed to consolidate all the sugar business under the Roxas group.
CADPGC also owns the Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc., integrated milling and refinery complex situated in Nasugbu, Batangas which is the country's second largest sugar refiner. IT is also a substantial partner in a joint venture that acquired Hawaiian Philippines Company, a sugar miller located also in Negros Occidental.
It serves food and beverage manufacturers that product soft drinks, beverages, powdered juice drinks, milk and infant formula products and other processed consumer food.
Eduardo V. Concepcion
Dionisio Caspe, Jr.
Jose Ma. Gerson Amodia