1939 - Founded April 1st in San Francisco, California. Originally called the “Paramount Export Fruit Company” it was the export branch of the Heggblade-Marguleas Company, a domestic produce marketing company founded in 1935. Mr. Anton M. created our company motto “We Span the World’. The first office was located on Market Street in the PG&E building. Paramount Export Company was incorporated in 1958 as a California corporation.
1946 - Mr. Joe K. joined Paramount Export after having served as a navy supply officer in the Pacific during WWII. Joe traveled the world developing export markets for fine quality USA produce.
1949 - Mr. Jerry B. became Paramount Export’s Hawaiian representative and developed retail and wholesale produce trade with Hawaii.
1966 - Paramount Export moved to new headquarters at 251 Post Street, San Francisco, near Union Square.
1969 - George M. established a Far East representative office in Hong Kong to serve customers in Hong Kong and throughout Asia with quality, fresh produce.
1971 - George M. founded ETAK International Hong Kong to distribute fine quality food and beverage products for the retail, hotel and restaurant trade. Paramount Export adds USA food and beverage products to its export offerings for customers in other countries.
1972 - The Pacific Coast Agriculture Export Association, lead by Paramount Export, wins its anti-trust lawsuit against Sunkist Growers. The victory opens up Sunkist citrus sales on a direct basis to independent exporters.
1980 - Paramount Export hired its first field inspector in California – a first for the USA produce export industry – to provide greater customer service. Paramount continues to maintain one of the largest field inspection teams in the export business.
1980 - Paramount Export moved its main office across the San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California.
1987 - Paramount Export established a branch office and loading facility in the new Los Angeles produce terminal to provide customers with excellent service for air or sea freight mixed loads of produce.
1992 - Paramount Export Los Angeles moved across the street to a larger warehouse and office facility to enhance its service to customers.
1999 - ESOP established. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan is inaugurated which includes all employees in the ownership of company stock.
2000 - Paramount Export Los Angeles moved to new, expanded warehouse and office facility within 3 blocks of the L.A. wholesale produce market.
2001 - Paramount Export Oakland moves into a new main office location near the Oakland Sea Port.
2002 - Santiago, Chile representative office established to coordinate purchases and sales from South American fruit, vegetable and food suppliers.
2009 - January 22nd. TSA Air Cargo Screening awarded to Paramount Export Los Angeles. The FIRST Shipper Cargo Screening Facility in the USA.
2010 - Paramount Export’s Los Angeles operation moved to a large warehouse & office in Vernon, near downtown LA.
2014 - April 1st, Paramount Export celebrates 75 years in the business of International and Domestic Trade.