Year of its incorporation. The South Porto Rico Sugar Company purchases 20,000 acres of land north of La Romana to produce sugar cane and transport it to Puerto Rico.
In this year the first reaping of Central Romana takes place. The sugar mill had a maximum capacity of 2,000 tons of sugarcane per day.
The sugarcane exports to Puerto Rico are suspended and the whole agricultural production begins to be processed in the country.
The South Porto Rico Sugar Company sells the Santa Fe mill. This is how the grinding capacity expansion is financed and a year later it increases to 20,000 tons per day.
In 1964 the American company Gulf + Western, showed interest in the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company and began to acquire shares of this company, until it became the biggest share holder by 1967.
The new owners of Central Romana took advantage of the change of administration and the climate of peace in the country; it began to improve production levels allowed by the capacity capacity of the installed mill, and their vast cane fields. In addition to that, they benefited from good international prices of sugar since they were protected by the quota assigned to the country in the US preferential market, after the end of the relations between Washington and Havana.
So the country was able to practically place its entire exportable sugar production in this market. This rise in international sugar prices allowed the company financial stabilization and the beginning of the expansion and diversification that has not slowed down in the last 30 years.
During these years there was an increase in planting areas, new varieties of sugarcane were introduced and production techniques were modernized. The cutting and transportation of sugarcane began to be mechanized, which allowed an increase in productivity.
The North American company Gulf+Western acquires South Porto Rico Sugar Company.
A significant change takes place in the management of Central Romana, with the appointment of engineer Carlos Morales Troncoso as president of the company, and engineer Eduardo Martínez Lima and Ramón Menéndez as executive vice presidents. During this time the company begins the process of diversifying into other areas of business, such as tourism.
Central Romana has the largest sugarcane harvest by one sugar mill, worldwide, exceeding 480,000 tons, which consolidates it as one of the largest and most efficient mills in the world. The level of prosperity achieved during these years, allows the company to develop numerous social and economic programs with vast repercussions for the whole country.
Gulf + Western Americas sells Central Romana to the Fanjul Group, led by Alfonso and J. Pepe Fanjul. The three top local executives at the time, Carlos Morales, Ramón A. Menéndez and Eduardo Martínez Lima, became stockholders. Under the direction of the new ownership, a visionary program of investment and diversification begins to take the the company to its current standing.
Inauguration of La Romana International Airport - Casa de Campo, with an aerial terminal, and two operational ramps: the main one with the ability to operate six aircrafts simultaneously and a second one used exclusively for General Private and International Aviation operations. Airport operational services are available 24 hours a day.
Inauguration of the first stage of Marina Casa de Campo, which at that time consisted of 184 docks for boats from 30 feet to 150 feet long. With apartments, villas, restaurants and many other attractions, La Marina Casa de Campo was the first in its kind in the country.
Opening of International Tourist Dock La Romana - Casa de Campo, it is the only deep draft port in the East Zone, 255.8 meters long and 2.2 meters above the water. With the ability to dock vessels 350 meters and 140 thousand tons. The passenger terminal has all the services and amenities, such as shops and restaurants.
Inauguration of the second stage of the Marina Casa de Campo. 166 new docks for larger vessels up to 250 feet long were added. The second stage of La Marina included a shopping mall with movie theaters, banks, hardware store and a supermarket.
The English firm Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance certified the production of refined sugar of Central Romana under the quality standard ISO- 9001, becoming the first mill in the country to achieve this certification.
The new Central Romana Medical Center is inaugurated, with construction costs exceeding RD$ 1,200 million pesos. The new three level facilities include an Endo Alpha operating room, 84 beds in comfortable private and semi- private rooms, elevators, and other medical facilities with the latest technology.
Central Romana pays more than 700 million pesos in bonuses to all its workers and employees, corresponding to the end of the sugar harvest for 2011-2012. Central Romana establishes a new record on refined sugar production in a single crop, with 183, 488 short tons.