Company History

The company was established in 1983 as Pacific Rice Products, Inc.

In 2002, ABF Ingredients was established and Pacific Grain Products became PGP International, an ABF Ingredients Company.

Divestment of whey processing plant

Divestment of Whey processing plant in Juda, Wisconsin to Grande Cheese® Company.

2013
2013

New plant in Evansville

Expansion to existing business announced with the building of a 70,000-square-foot new plant in Evansville, Indiana, US.

2012
2012

GMP award

Awarded Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Sport™ registration from NSF International.

2012
2012

New CEO is appointed

Nicolas J. Hanson is appointed Chief Executive Officer of PGP International, Inc.

2011
2011

CEO Retires

Zachary S. Wochok, Ph.D. retires after 15 years of service as the CEO and assumes the role of Chairman.

2011
2011

PGP International and Protient Inc. merge

2009
2009

GFCO certifies PGP products

The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) announced on August 25, 2008 that it has certified several of PGP International’s ingredients as gluten-free.

2008
2008

PGP International acquires Riverbend Rice Mill, Inc. located in Colusa, California, US

2007
2007

ABF Ingredients is established

Pacific Grain Products becomes PGP International, an ABF Ingredients Company. ABF Ingredients is a division of Associated British Foods plc with corporate headquarters in London.

2002
2002

PGPI is acquired by ACH Food Companies

Pacific Grain Products, Inc. was acquired by ACH Food Companies, Inc. located in Cordova, Tennessee, US and an Associated British Foods, Company.

1999
1999

Functional ingredients was established

1997
1997

Company name changed to Pacific Grain Products, Inc

Retail ready-to eat cereal and snacks was established. 

1988-1990
1988-1990

Rice flour blend business established in Japan

1985
1985

Rice flour business was established domestically

1984
1984

Company established in 1983 as Pacific Rice Products, Inc

1983
1983