Grup Cañigueral History

  • 1965

    1965

    The founders, Joan, Joaquím and Càndid Cañigueral, found the family company in Cassà de la Selva (Girona). The company JOAN CAÑIGUERAL S.A. is subsequently founded and the MONTER brand is born. 

    Subsequently, its sales are expanded in Barcelona and the surrounding area with a centre in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

  • 1969

    1969

    FRIGORÍFICOS COSTA BRAVA

    The FRIGORÍFICOS COSTA BRAVA S.A. abattoir is opened in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona), jointly with two more companies.

  • 1989

    1989

    EMBUTITS MONTER S.L. is founded and the facilities for a cured meat products factory in St. Jaume de Llierca are acquired.

  • 1998

    1998

    It becomes an integrated supplier of MERCADONA .

    Creation of the white room in the Sant Jaume de Llierca factory, and expansion of the facilities with more slicing lines, improving capacity and productivity.

  • 2000

    2000

    LES PLANES D’HOSTOLES

    The Cañigueral family acquires the Productos Cárnicos Pirene factory, in Les Planes d’Hostoles to continue expanding the business.

  • 2008

    2008

    COOPECARN Cassà / COOPECARN Quart:

    Acquisition of Coopecarn Girona S.L. (Quart).

    New frozen and marinated meat activity, primarily for export.

  • 2011

    2011

    EMBUTITS MONTER - LES PLANES

    In 2011 the first phase of expansion of the Les Planes facility begins.

    Robot technology is introduced in the manufacture of the product.

    A year later, the second phase of the expansion of the Les Planes centre is initiated, with new driers that increase the drying capacity by 250 tons per year.

  • 2012

    2012

    COOPECARN GIRONA S.L.U.

    Merger between the Cassá de la Selva head office and the Quart centre to create the COOPECARN GIRONA S.L.U. company.

  • 2015

    2015

    The group’s 50th anniversary sees the consolidation of its leadership in the meat sector.

  • 2016

    2016

    COSTA BRAVA FOODS  GROWS

    Costa Brava Foods presents the expansion of the new factory with a useful surface of 23,000m2.

  • 2016

    2016

    FRESCOS DELISANO

    A new addition to Grup Cañigueral: FRESCOS Y ELABORADOS DELISANO S.A.U. is an innovative plant specialising in cutting and packaging.

    A Mercadona supplier, it is committed to freshness and works with fresh pork and lamb, processed products, burger meats and preparations for stews.

    It is based in Xest (València) and has over 1000 employees.

  • 2016

    2016

    FAR SERRANO HAM

    Grupo Cañigueral acquires the FAR Jamón Serrano, S.A.U. company, located in Les Preses (Girona), with the aim of introducing all of the range of charcuterie in the group, diversifying the business and expanding sales by increasing exports.