Since 1989, Sweet News<201/> and more has been following the internal growth and the internationalization of the industry through the most important national and international trade fairs. 1989 also marked the year in which EC tariffs on Spanish sweets were finally lifted. This was a key moment in our early years that promoted the expansion by Spanish products into new markets.
With Nutrexpa we experienced the integration of Artiach (in 2012), the acquisition of Cu<221/>tara (in 2008), in addition to publishing news of numerous launches, in the group as as well as its company Dulsa, a candy production center acquired in 1985, with <229>Dos229> <232>Cafeteras,232> joining the division in 1990.
Sweet Toys was created in 2000 in Murcia with the goal of introducing new ideas in the sweets industry in the toy with candy segment. It currently has its own offices in Hong Kong.
We have witnessed the continuous internationalization of Fleer Española, the manufacturer of Clix, gum, among other products, with the intensification of this strategy over the last five years. Its factory is located in Olesa de Bonesvalss (Barcelona).
In 1990, Leng-d’Or, ’s new plant opened in Sant Esteve Sesrovires, allowing it to increase its production capacity, introducing new manufacturing processes that were on the cutting-edge of its industry. In 2006, a commercial subsidiary was established in the US with its own production plant in East Brunswick, NJ.
Industrias Rodríguez, which dates back to the 1920s, currently has two factories in Reus and one in Lérida, and seven branch offices, making it, over the last 25 years, into one of the leading sugar-free products, and we have been there to see it.
Dekora, established 28 years ago, let us in on its evolution to move into other businesses, such as the world of licenses, where it has been a leader since 2004, and most recently, in its home baking, line, which it launched in 2013.
We witnessed the opening of the new Quival nut factory (El Nogal) in 2009, which represented a significant quantitative leap forward. El Nogal was established in 1980.
In 1993 we heard about the creation of Ingapan with the second generation of the Chousa family, bakers since 1959, which has grown and evolved constantly since then in the pastry and frozen dough sector in both Spain as well as in foreign markets.
The company Sevillana de Comercio Exterior, Secoex, as an important international brokerage agency whose origins date back to 1978, has advised us in our nut reports for the last twenty-five years.
With its brand La Elisa, established in 1850, Caramelos y Turrones de Hellín opened the doors of its new factory to us in 2006, located in the Albacete town to which the company’s name refers.
La Flor Burgalesa, with its third generation at the helm, showed us its history filled with rich experiences, ingredients, formulas, aromas and flavors.
In 1993, we witnessed the establishment of Dracco Company Ltd., a Danish multinational toy company, that moved into candy in 2002, and since then, has masterfully combined both worlds to specialize in the small collectible toy and candy with novelty or license sector.
Since its creation in 1994, Aperitivos Castillo has kept us updated on its research in the area of meat snacks, which it sells in all channels and also exports to Europe and the Americas.
The long history of Arias y Octavio S.L., a nut factory in Alc<338/>zar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, with whom we have shared the most recent launches, is supported on a foundation that stretches back several generations.