Huercasa commenced operations in 1979. It was an innovative company that made a firm commitment to the rural community. Now, after more than 38 years of activity, our company is a pioneer in the food and agriculture industry and a leader within Europe of the sale and production of ready-to-eat products.
We currently export our products to more than 40 countries, which has enabled us to become a leading player in the international market and to encourage the momentum and growth of the HUERCASA NETWORK. Huercasa is one of the founding members of "5 al día" [5 a day], which is a non-profit association that was created to promote frequent consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. The name of the association refers to the minimum daily portions of these types of foods recommended by the scientific and medical community.
Huercasa's main challenge since it commenced operations is to inform the general public about the value of nutrition and to encourage them to adopt healthy eating habits. To do this, we have devised a philosophy based on respecting people and nature and protecting the environment.
THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COMPANY
Up to today... committed to the future
Huercasa has become a full member of the Anecoop project, which is a strategic commitment for our company.
The 3th HUERCASA COUNTRY FESTIVAL took place and was closed by The Mavericks, a band led by Raúl Malo. In just three years, the festival has become the leading event of its kind in Spain.
HUERCASA has formed a strategic alliance with Jovaige of Lithuania to export goods to Russia and Scandinavia.
The company has also established one of the world's leading innovation centres called "COCINA DE IDEAS" [ideas kitchen], which is equipped with the industry's most advanced technology. The centre creates new products by communicating directly with our customers.
The 2nd HUERCASA COUNTRY FESTIVAL featured one of the world's great country singers, Emmylou Harris.
HUERCASA has grown substantially, despite the financial crisis. In four years, the company has doubled its turnover. Exports to the European Union have been an essential part of this growth.
The first HUERCASA COUNTRY FESTIVAL was held in Riaza. It was a ground-breaking and unique event that the company used to highlight its commitment to healthy food and living and rural life in an educational and family-friendly environment.
Félix Moracho becomes HUERCASA's majority shareholder. The management team is refreshed and becomes more professional with the addition of new members.
HUERCASA now exports to different European companies and starts to export to Russia. In subsequent years, the company starts to export to more countries and more customers.
HUERCASA continues to honour its commitment to innovation by establishing Europe's most innovative convenience food processing line, which uses doypack packaging, and by developing the technology required to operate this type of facility. The company starts to export to different European countries and regularly attends various international fairs.
Huercasa introduces a range of technological improvements at its facilities that enable it to obtain quality raw materials throughout the year in order to provide its customers with a continued service.
HUERCASA significantly improves sweet corn cultivation in Castilla y León and continues to enter into new contracts with farmers in Segovia and Valladolid.
HUERCASA provides investment to implement a new endive production plant which, at the time, is the most advanced facility of its kind in Europe and is inaugurated by the President of the Junta de Castilla y León.
HUERCASA continues to gradually develop vacuum-packed beets whilst expanding and improving its facilities to launch vacuum-packed corn on the cob, which will become its star product in later years. The company makes a firm commitment to quality by creating a department equipped with the resources needed to ensure quality is maintained.
HUERCASA directly cultivates one hundred hectares of endive as consumption of this vegetable grows in Spain. The company continues to modernise its facilities year-on-year.
HUERCASA starts to produce vacuum-packed cooked beets. This is Spain's first ready-to-eat vegetable product.
HUERCASA introduces endive cultivation in Spain, which uses complex and sophisticated technology and employs hydroponics in one of its stages. This activity is still performed today; however, it is less important than it was in the past.